Every believer is the "workmanship" ("poiema") of God with unique abilities and passions. And every believer has been designed for good works, which God prepared "ahead of time" for you to do. We're all called to glorify God (general calling), but we're all going to do that in slightly different ways (specific calling). You're designed to make a distinct difference! As a church, we want to send you out to make that distinct difference every day where you live, work, and play.
- What stood out to you about the story of “Larry Lawn Chair?” Do you agree or disagree that the American church has created Christians who are tired of sitting around but aren’t sure what to do? Explain.
Read Ephesians 2:8-10
- How does verse 10 relate to what Paul is saying in verses 8-9?
- In your own words, what’s the difference between general calling and specific calling?
- What are your reactions to being called the “workmanship” (poiema) of God?
- What are your reactions to God preparing “good works” for you “ahead of time?”
- What are your main takeaways from this passage?
- Luke shared several examples of personal calling from Scripture—Paul, Aquila and Priscilla, and Luke. Which of these examples resonated with you most? Can you think of any other examples of calling in Scripture?
- To the best of your ability, how would you describe your unique calling currently? Can you name your calling in two words like the examples given (“Building Bedrock” or “Awakening Wonder”)?
- As a church, what changes do we need to make (personally and corporately) to become “everyday people living out our God-given calling as we invest in others to do the same?”