CIRCLING THE SUN, Part 6: You’ve Got Talent!

CIRCLING THE SUN, Part 6: You’ve Got Talent!

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Every week, it’s our goal to provide you with some questions to process the message deeper, either personally, or with a small group. Here are some questions for you to consider from this week’s message, “You’ve Got Talent!”, part 6 of the CIRCLING THE SUN message series, with Pastor Shawn M. Shoup.


  • Luke 2:39-40; 51-52, Matthew 25:14-29 NIV, Colossians 3:17 ESV


Discuss these questions with someone—maybe a family member, friend, or member of your Connect Group. Use a communication method that works best for your situation. 

Start talking.

Find a conversation starter for your group.  

  • It’s been COLD! What are some things you do to get by when it gets this cold?
  • What is your favorite “cold times” memory from childhood?

Start thinking.

Ask a question to get your group thinking. 

  • What things are you most passionate about? Friends, family, sports, and hobbies?
  • What about these things is so special to you?

Start sharing.

Choose a question to create openness. 

  • Do you feel that you are growing in the areas you are passionate about?
  • Do you feel that you are growing spiritually? Personally? Relationally? 
  • If not, what would it take for you to begin growing in these areas?

Start praying.

Be bold and pray with power. 

  • Father God, thank You for Your fingerprints on my life. Thank You for creating me with interests and abilities. Thank You for placing gifts in me. Please help me — teach m –, to not waste those gifts, but to cultivate them and grow them for Your glory! Thank You, Lord. Amen.

Start doing.

Commit to a step and live it out this week. 

  • Evaluate and Identify: take some time this week to honestly evaluate your life and identify your God-given talent.
  • Plan and Invest: set some goals or make some plans to begin to invest and grow those talents. 
  • Move: set those plans into motion and begin to work towards those goals. 


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