Aim

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God. Hebrews 11:8-10.

To be challenged to move out of our comfort zones and take a chance responding to God's call on our lives.

Discussion Questions

  1. What did John identify as the most dangerous objects in our homes? Would you agree?
  2. What other dangerous objects are in our lives? In our children's lives?
  3. How do we diminish the risk of dangerous objects?
  4. John talked about the idea of a "Call Narrative" from Scripture. Are the demands of a call narrative easy or difficult?
  5. What are some of your favorite biblical call narratives? (If you need to stir you memory, review Hebrews 11).
  6. Do you know any stories of call narratives that aren't in the Bible but where God was clearly at work?
  7. In what circumstances does God usually call people? Is it while they're watching television? If someone told you they want to hear from God and about his direction in their lives, what counsel would you give?
  8. There aren't too many sessions more ideal for challenging Pinnacle Forum Partners than this one. Is there something that Pinnacle Forum Partners need to do in order to more closely listen for a call?

Follow-Up

  1. Find a quiet place to be alone. Read Hebrews 11 aloud - - there is something about reading aloud that makes us slow down and soak in the words.
  2. Tim Johnson often says, "Do the next right thing." What is the next right thing you should do in response to God's call on your life? Or what should you do to hear a call? Take time away? Meet with a trusted Christian friend? Schedule a meeting? Share a dream with someone else?