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40 Days of Prayer

Messages & Guided Prayers

Messages and Guided Prayers for the 40 Days of Prayer are available on the Featured page of the Churchome App.

Group Conversations

Connect with discussion groups in Seattle and LA for conversations around the 40 Days of Prayer—a series about what’s really important.

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Conversation Starters: Week 1

  1. What most impacted you from this message?
  2. What’s the “big catch” you’re fishing and hoping for this year?
  3. When you’ve gotten what you’ve hoped for, how has this affected your relationship with God?
  4. What moments or events in life have impacted your perspective of what’s truly important?
  5. What’s actually important?

Scriptures Referenced:

John 21:1-14 (ESV)
Luke 5:1-11 (ESV)

Conversation Starters: Week 2

  1. What most impacted you from this message?
  2. It can be easy to lose sight of what’s actually important in any industry. What first motivated you to get involved in what you’re doing now, and does it still apply?
  3. In what ways have you experienced or witnessed “sinking success”?
  4. When there’s something you’re embarrassed about in your life, what’s your tendency toward worship? Did this message impact your perspective about worship and sin?
  5. What do you think could help you be more God-conscious and less self-conscious?
  6. Based on the scriptures shared for this message, what would you say is actually important?

Scriptures Referenced:

Luke 5:1-11 (ESV)
John 21:1-14 (ESV)
Romans 5:20-21 (NLT)

Conversation Starters: Week 3

  1. What most impacted you from this message?
  2. Can you relate to having ever “missed the point” of something? Would you share your story?
  3. Has God ever answered your prayer in a way that was different than what you expected? How did this affect you?
  4. How does having “dirt/dust” in your life impact the way you relate to God?
  5. How can we help remind ourselves that forgiveness is not gradually earned, but it is free, instant, and complete?

Scriptures Referenced:
Mark 2:1-12 (ESV)
Matthew 23:25-26 (ESV)

Conversation Starters: Week 4

  1. What most impacted you from this message?
  2. Life is brief; the Bible calls it a vapor. So how can we live life to its fullest?
  3. When the lame man is healed in Acts 3, the crowd wants to see more miraculous signs. Judah offers the perspective that the healing was a sign that points people to the true miracle--Jesus. How can we remind ourselves of what really matters when the spectacle can be so spectacularly distracting?
  4. What do you think of when you hear the command “repent”? How does this compare to the definition Judah shared that “repentance” means “to change the way you see God and life”?
  5. Jesus reveals God to us. What have the documented actions of Jesus taught you about God (e.g., his character, personality, values, etc)?
  6. How has watching Jesus changed the way you view God and life?

Scriptures Referenced:
Acts 3 (ESV)
Romans 2:4 (ESV)
Matthew 4:17 (ESV)

Conversation Starters: Week 5

  1. What most impacted you from this message?
  2. Who do you relate with more in the story from Luke 17? The nine people doing what Jesus said to do, or the one person who broke the rules to return and praise God?
  3. Have you had moments when you realized you were wrong about something important?
  4. What helps you be open to considering that your perspective on something might be wrong?
  5. Our faithful adherence to the rules will not save us; Jesus will. The nine get focused on doing what Jesus said to do. What things do you sometimes get caught up in faithfully doing for God that distract you from responding to Jesus with gratitude?
  6. Jesus commends the one man who broke the law just to say thanks. What can we thank God for no matter what else is happening? And how can we say “thank you” more often?

Scriptures Referenced:

Luke 17:11-19 (ESV)
Matthew 18:1-4 (TPT)

Conversation Starters: Week 6

  1. What most impacted you from this message?
  2. What motivates you when you get up in the morning? Why do you do what you do?
  3. Out of the three primary energies we use for motivation by default, which comes most naturally to you? Why?
    1. Ego Energy (look good)
    2. Economic Energy (get a lot of stuff)
    3. Escape Energy (work all week for the weekend)
  4. It’s tempting to think that if we follow Jesus, everything in our jobs, bank accounts, and circumstances will go well. But what we are promised is that our soul—not our jobs, etc.— will prosper. What does it look like when “it is well with our soul”?
  5. Judah described five perspectives that are products of gratitude: 1) Jesus Changes Everything, 2) Life is a Gift, 3) Relationship is my Purpose, 4) Work is an Honor, and 5) Today is Enough. Which of these resonates with you most? And which one could gratitude help change the most for you?
  6. We exist for relationship. People are of eternal and infinite value. How can we add more value to people in our lives?
  7. What’s actually important?

Scriptures Referenced:
Luke 17:11-19 (ESV)
Luke 9:23-25 (ESV)

Conversation Starters: 2/23/20

In Mark 2:1-12, it’s in a HOME where Jesus reveals himself as the Son of God who can forgive and heal.

1. When you think about healthy home dynamics, what comes to mind?

Dr. Strong referenced six things that are needed for the type of home dynamics that create a place where Jesus can move:
 1) Heart (caring for one another)
 2) Proximity
 3) Energy
 4) Determination (that we’ll get through this)
 5) Vulnerability
 6) A Primary Pursuit (we’re all going after Jesus)

2. How can we be people who care about one another, even if we don’t know every detail of each other’s stories?

3. How can we increase our spiritual and emotional proximity to one another?

4. What makes it hard or scary to be vulnerable with others? How can we create spaces to help one another be more vulnerable?

The people who witnessed the paralyzed man be lowered through the roof and healed and forgiven had their minds blown. God wants to blow our minds with all the wonderful things he wants to do in our lives.

5. When was last time something about God or that God did blew your mind?

Scriptures Referenced:
Mark 2:1-12 (NKJV)
John 17:11 (ESV)
Galatians 6:2 (ESV)
Romans 10:9 (ESV)