Following Jesus in 2020

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For many of us, “to grow deeper in our relationship with Christ” is a goal or resolution we want to strive for. But how do we do it? We looked at Paul’s instruction to Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:22 to help us see how to make 2020 a year marked by a deeper relationship with Jesus.

Sean HillJan 5, 2020

Discussion Questions

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  1. Who was at Wake this weekend and can recap what we talked about?

  2. What New Years Resolutions have you made to make 2020 the best year yet? What is your plan for carrying those out?

  3. Read 2 Timothy 2:22. What do you think Paul means when he says to "flee the evil desires of youth"?

  4. What are some of the "evil desires" that keep you from fully following Jesus?

  5. Read James 1:14-15. Where do your evil desires come from and what happens when they go "unchecked" in our life?

  6. Paul's command to Timothy is not only to FLEE, but to PURSUE righteousness, faith, love and peace. What would that look like in your life?

  7. How have you intentionally moved away from things that keep you from the Lord and moved towards a deeper relationship with Him?

  8. What're some things that stir your affections for the Lord? Will you commit to doing those things throughout 2020?

  9. Paul ends this command by telling Timothy to do this "along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart"; who are the people in your life right now that are helping you most in your walk with Jesus?

  10. How can this small group do better at living out 2 Timothy 2:22 together?