(For those of you outside my church family, here’s a note of explanation: We are currently doing men’s groups called 42 Days. It’s a six-week commitment of meeting together, daily Bible reading, and reading a book. During this time of 42 Days, we are reading an old classic, Improving Your Serve, by Chuck Swindoll. I will be posting our weekly study questions here on my blog. Feel free to buy the book and study along with us!)
Reading assignment and questions for week of May 20-27
How do you picture heaven? What do you think it will be like?
What do you believe about the rewards spoken of in the Bible?
Make a list of the some of the promises of God you hold on to?
If you don’t have many, why not?
Can you be satisfied with God being the one who knows your acts of service, even though nobody else does?
“We see action. God sees motive.” Is this good news or bad news for you?
Are you ever motivated by rewards that could come from God?
Are you more motivated by heavenly rewards or temporal rewards?
Do you feel you are being molded into the image of Christ? How do you know?
Do you believe unselfish living is an “art”? Why or why not?
This book was written nearly 40 years ago. In what ways have you noticed differences between then and now, as you have read through it?
What does it mean to live from “the inside out”? The author writes that you are a different kind of person, simply because you started and finished reading this book. What do you think he means by that?
Do you do better at “telling” the Gospel or “showing” the Gospel (the story of Jesus)?
Are you motivated by mercy?
In Matthew 25, Jesus says when we serve others, we are serving Him. What do you think He means by that?
What does it mean to “lose” your life?
What is a bold act of serving you have thought about doing, but said “no” to? Why?
How could you serve in our church family better?
How could North Point serve better?