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God has given us powerful stories to teach us how to become more like Him.

Key Quote

“Do what you can do today to enable you to do even more tomorrow!” Pastor Bil Cornelius

“Time is measured in minutes. Life is measured in moments.” Pastor Bil Cornelius

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
  • What is your favorite sport?
  • What was your favorite hobby growing up?
  • What commercial sticks to your memory most, and why?
  • What is the funniest tv, radio, or printed ad that makes you laugh every time?

Start thinking. Ask a thoughtful question.
  • What are some way you can control your attitude?
  • What is the difference between training and trying?
  • Why is monotony a risk to how we express our faith in God?
  • What impact do our attitudes have on how we engage with the world?

Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.
  • What is something you can do right now to begin living more in the moment?
  • Where in your life do you need to change your attitude?
  • What moments have mattered most to you as a follower in Christ?
  • How will you help others find their significant moments with Christ?

Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

Dear Jesus, thank you for all the stories you’ve given us to teach about your goodness. Help us to take these stories and apply the lessons to our lives. In your name we pray, Amen.

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.
  • Ask God to examine your life and your heart and see where you can cut back, slow down, and enjoy the moments he’s given you.
  • Take some time to reflect on where you have been distracted from giving your life fully to God. Decide how you need to change and commit to seeing it through.
  • Create a list of things you’re grateful for in your life to remind you that life isn’t as bad as you may sometimes think.
  • Set aside some intentional time to create fun and meaningful moments with your family.


This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 NLT

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life. John 10:10

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11

..train yourself to be godly. 8 “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:7b-8 NLT

Love one another. John 13:34

Build up one another. Romans 14:19

Encourage one another. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Serve one another. Galatians 5:13

“LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered—how fleeting my life is. You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath.” Psalm 39:4-5 NIV

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9 NIV

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