June 20 to July 10
No one wants to be known as selfish, yet we’ve all tried to grab the last piece of pizza. We’ve all nabbed those clothes from the sale rack just so no one else could get them. We’ve all called “shotgun,” wrestled for the remote, or raced to the bathroom after a road trip. We’ve all been selfish. Why? Sometimes, it feels like we can’t help it! No one likes to be around people who are always putting themselves first, but we all find ourselves behaving that way and wondering where that intense sense of self-centeredness came from. For the next few weeks, we’re going to talk about the source of these feelings and our appropriate response to them in our new series called Mine.
Week 1: June 23
Week 1 Bottom Line: Selfishness hurts you and others.
Week 1 Scripture: James 3:14, 16–17
Week 1 Discussion Questions:
- Describe your best friend and the character traits they have. Is selfishness one of those traits?
- Is it hard for you to find friends who are compassionate, giving, and not self-centered?
- Is there a certain situation or person that always seems to bring out the selfish and envious side of you? Why?
Week 2: June 30
Week 2 Bottom Line: To overcome selfishness, serve others.
Week 2 Scripture: Matthew 20:26–28
Week 2 Discussion Questions:
- Tell about a time when someone served you. How did you feel about that person?
- How do you want to be remembered?
- What does it look like to be a servant in your family? With your friends? In your community?
Week 3: July 7 (Newnan only)
Week 3 Bottom Line: If it’s not an act, your service can make an impact.
Week 3 Scripture Matthew 6:1–4
Week 3 Discussion Questions:
- Have you ever met someone who made sure everyone knew about all the nice things they had done?
- Is it bad to use social media to share how you served someone? When does it become a problem?