Week 5

LIVING WITH PURPOSE: Purpose & Hope Restored
Season 4, Episode 550

INTRODUCTION:

Declare God’s promises and truth over dreams that seem delayed or forgotten. God’s purpose and plan for our lives does NOT expire! He redeems every loss, restores our hope, and calls us to dream again.

SCRIPTURE:

He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age, for your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons, has given birth to him. (Ruth 4:15, ESV)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

1. After Naomi’s husband and sons died, she had given up hope for her future. When things go wrong or life gets in the way, why is it often difficult for us to continue to believe that the promises of God will be fulfilled in our life?
2. Have you ever felt discouraged because things seemed far more difficult for you to accomplish than for other people?
3. Have you seen someone else’s purpose and encouraged them, like Naomi encouraged Ruth?
4. What did you take away from this episode?

ADDITIONAL REFLECTION:

Ruth 1-4
Proverbs 27:17

Click link to watch:
https://watch.tbn.org/better-together/season:4/videos/better-together-550

 

Week 4

LIVING WITH PURPOSE: Preparation & Purpose
Season 4, Episode 549

INTRODUCTION:

How to walk through difficult seasons with a fresh perspective.
Scripture tells us, “there is a time for every purpose under Heaven.” God uses every season to help us grow and prepare for what’s next.

SCRIPTURE:

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven… (Ecclesiastes 3:1, ESV)

So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life. That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work God gives them under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 8:15, NLT)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. Have you ever walked through a season or an assignment that you had to learn to enjoy?
  2. How did that season still bring you a sense of purpose?
  3. Have you ever felt “stuck”? Why do you think God allows us to walk through assignments in which we struggle to see His purpose?
  4. What did you take away from this episode?

Click link to watch:
https://watch.tbn.org/better-together/season:4/videos/better-together-549

 

 

 

Week 3

LIVING WITH PURPOSE: Purpose & Dreams Fulfilled

Season 4, Episode 548

 

INTRODUCTION:

How to pursue dreams with hope and confidence by standing on God’s promises.
Do you have a God-given dream? Standing on His truth gives us the confidence and hope to pursue our calling with radical faith.

SCRIPTURE:

Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. (Colossians 4:2, NLT)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. Do you have a dream or assignment that you have not given up on?
  2. How do you know that this dream or assignment is something God placed on your heart?
  3. What have you done to grow in this confidence?
  4. What did you take away from this episode?

ADDITIONAL REFLECTION:

Revelation 3:8

Click link to watch:
https://watch.tbn.org/better-together/season:4/videos/better-together-548

 

 

Week 2

LIVING WITH PURPOSE: Pursuing Purpose

Season 4, Episode 547

INTRODUCTION:

How to discover purpose by seeking the heart of God.
How can we know what God is calling us to do? Prayer is the key to understanding His heart and discovering our purpose.

SCRIPTURE:

“Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.” (Colossians 4:2, NLT)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. How has praying and pursuing the heart of God given you direction as you live out your calling?
  2. Why is prayer such an important element in pursuing our purpose?
  3. Have you ever invited others to pray with you regarding your purpose and/or assignment?
  4. What did you take away from this episode?

Click link to watch:
https://watch.tbn.org/better-together/season:4/videos/better-together-547

 

 

Week 1

LIVING WITH PURPOSE: God’s Timing, Our Purpose

Season 4, Episode 546

INTRODUCTION:

How to trust God’s plans and perfect timing in all seasons of life. God’s purpose for our lives has no age limit! His plans for us always unfold in His perfect timing.

SCRIPTURE:

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.”  -Ephesians 2:10, NLT

“…for in your presence they will still overflow and be anointed. Even in their old age they will stay fresh, bearing luscious fruit and abiding faithfully.”
Psalm 92:14, TPT

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. What does “purpose” mean to you today?
  2. How is that different from what “purpose” meant to you 10, 20, or 3o years ago?
  3. Have you ever thought you were “too young” or “too old” to pursue something?
  4. What did you take away from this episode?

ADDITIONAL REFLECTION:

*Psalm 139

Click link to watch:
https://watch.tbn.org/better-together/season:4/videos/better-together-546