MODERN FAMILY PT. 3 | me & my house
What’s your favorite Summer tradition?
(Share in 1 min or less)
SCRIPTURE & DISCUSSION QUESTION
Please have 1 person read each:
Joshua 24:14-15 (NIV) “Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua 24:23 (NLT) "All right then," Joshua said, "destroy the idols among you, and turn your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel."
Give each person a chance to share for 1 min:
One of the questions Pastor Gabe asked everyone is how would you fill in the blank. I couldn’t live without ________.
Joshua is saying that each of us need to make a choice to serve God and serve him alone. He doesn’t want us to have anything that would distract us from now. There are two steps. The first is to remember everything that God has done. The second is to respond to God and choose him alone.
1. What is one thing that you remember God doing powerfully in your life?
2. Is there anything that distracts you from serving God and focusing your time and attention on him? What is it, and how could you change?
God wants our whole heart. He wants us to give Him everything we have and to put Him in the first place. We need to take ourselves out and put him in. Pray over each other that we would put God in first place over our lives.