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Discussion Questions:

1. How much of a priority is personal transformation in your daily living? What kinds of things

help you to continue to be transformed to the image of Christ?

2. Why is it difficult to develop new thinking about things? Why is it dangerous to just stay the

way you are? Are there any areas in your life where you find it easier to go back to Egypt

than to press on into the unknown?

3. How important is humility in the process of being sanctified? What kinds of struggles do

you have with humility?

4. From what has been taught in the past two sermons, how have the greatest leaders

demonstrated skills in being followers? How did Paul’s encounter with Jesus on the road

to Damascus humble him and teach him the importance of following? How did this lead to

him being such a powerful leader for the Kingdom?

5. Why were the people from Jesus’ hometown ready to kill Him? Why does having our boat

rocked lead to anger? What can we do to develop an ability to listen to differing

perspectives without being ruled by fear or anger?

Discussion Questions:

1. What is a healthy way to respond to the changes in our culture? How is developing strong

and committed leaders an important part of this?

2. Do you think comparing what churches are facing in the culture of today with what Lewis &

Clark encountered in their exploration of the Louisiana Purchase and beyond is a good

comparison? Why or why not?

3. What is the importance and/or the dangers of leadership being adaptive?

4. Do you agree that it is easier to be a priest than a prophet? Why or why not? What does

this tell you about the importance of leaders who provide vision for the future and address

the matters of the heart that lead to repentance and leaning more dependently upon God?

5. How much of leadership is about changing hearts? How is this even possible? What do

you learn from Jeremiah’s difficulties with this? In what ways did his perseverance pay off?

Discussion Questions:

1. What difference does it make that God is a God of generations? How does this

demonstrate the importance of passing on a legacy of blessing?

2. Why did God have Jacob revisit his failings? How is this relevant to building a legacy of

blessing?

3. In what ways have you been held back from being what God wants you to be because of

not moving on from what you used to be? In what specific ways does this hinder you from

sharing or passing on a blessing to others?

4. How would having a God pocket enable you to take advantage of more opportunities to

pass on God’s blessings? What struggles do you envision with creating a God pocket and

using it?

5. What do you learn from the fact that God blessed those He allowed to be carried into

exile? Why does He offer blessings that go beyond our lifetime? How does community

play an important role in leaving a legacy of faith?