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Lessons from Grandpa

by Pastor Matt Manning on May 21, 2023


In his sermon, Pastor Matt talked about the need to slow down, focus on what’s important, and then commit to knowing and doing the will of God.

MY STORY | Starting Place
If your days had an average “miles-per-hour,” what would that speed be?

DIGGING DEEPER | Practical Biblical Application
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12)

If you knew the day of your death, how would you live differently (if at all)?.

How does not knowing how long you have on this earth shape the way you make decisions?

GROWING TOGETHER | Spiritual Friendship
Pastor Matt gave us three lessons he’s gained from some of the older folks at Crossroads ...

Lesson #1: Slow down and be more attentive to people and surroundings. You don’t have to be first.

What might you be missing by moving too fast through life?

Lesson #2: The things that you think are all-important today will be insignificant later. Focus on what matters and don’t sweat the small stuff.

What means little to you now that had been all-consuming for you in the past? Why the change in perspective?

How can you discern if you are clinging to something too tightly today that won’t matter in the future?

Lesson #3: One will receive disappointments for sure. Life is a series of hills and valleys; God cares, even though we may not realize it.

Describe a “mountain top” and “valley” experience in your life. Looking back, how do you see God present, and at work, in both of those events?

MOVING OUTWARD | Faith in Action
Think of some ways to deliberately slow down this week, and see what you notice.

Every evening this week, identify the top three things you want to accomplish the next day.

For what decision that’s coming up for you do you really want to know the will of God? Who can help you figure out what that is?

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