Making the Most

Bible Passage: Ephesians 5:15–16

Review it: 

Stuff Phil said:

  • Making the most of every opportunity means buying from time or redeem the time. 
  • Characteristics of time: You cannot renew the resource of time and you will never know how much time you have.
  • The greatest use for life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. – William James
  • To get wisdom: hang out with wise people and ask God for wisdom.
  • What would you do if you weren’t worried about failure, rejection, playing it safe, or avoiding risks?
  • Ask every day: Lord I don’t know what you are going to do today, but would you use me?  How can you use me in this situation? How can you use me in this conversation?

Open it:

  • Phil mentioned dreaming as a kid about being in a band and being famous. What did you dream about and hope for as a kid?
  • Looking back over your life and decision, have you ever asked, “What if I hadn’t made that choice, what would I have missed out on?”

Explore it: 

  • Read Ephesians 5:15-16, how would you rephrase or state these verses in your own words?
  • Read Proverbs 13:20 and James 1:5. Discuss the different ways you have gained wisdom for living life?

Get it: 

  • Concerning the idea of “making the most of every opportunity”, Phil cautioned against the temptation to feel overwhelmed (type b) or try to do too much (type a). Do you resonate with either temptation? If so, in what ways?
  • You are unique (past, knowledge, relationships, resources), how have you seen God use your uniqueness to help others?
  • What would you do if you weren’t worried about failure, rejection, playing it safe, or avoiding risk?
  • What might it look like if you began to ask: Lord I don’t know what you are going to do today, but would you use me?  How can you use me in this situation? 

Apply it:

  • What could you do this week to be wise and make the most of every opportunity?

 

Jason McBride

Southeast Christian Church, 9650 Jordan Road, Parker, CO, 80134, United States