To pass the baton of faith.
Start by checking on how group members did with acting on last week’s sermon. How did they go for broke? (Click here for the Discussion Guide to “It’s Mine To Manage.”)
Ask eGroup members to share their favorite points from the sermon, what spoke to them, a phrase or moment from the sermon they related to the most, or questions they have. If members have a hard time recalling the sermon, talk through your notes and share your favorite points.
Remind your group that this message was about being good stewards of what God has given us by taking the opportunities He gives and passing our faith and blessings on to others.
Read 1 Kings 10:1-9.
Take it Further: Read Matthew 19:16-22. This was an opportunity for the rich man to take the baton of faith, but he didn’t because he cared more about his wealth. What are some other examples of batons people can take but don’t?
Solomon passed the baton by living in a way that honored God, and the queen heard about him. What can you do this week to live in a way that passes the baton to others? (Think through how you can be bold in your faith. Can you pray for a coworker? Invite someone to a Christmas worship experience? Do a Bible reading plan and share with someone how it helped you?)
Ask eGroup members to share any prayer requests they have. Record any notes or prayer requests to pray for members during the week.
Read Hebrews 12:1-2 out loud to your group. Then, ask each member to say what race they want to run with perseverance. (This could be faith, family, marriage, or anything on their heart.) Pray for each person to run their race well.