Airplane Mode (Part 1) Reality Check

#1 Watch or Listen To "Airplane Mode: Reality Check"

Consider this Sunday morning’s lesson. You can listen here:

Or watch here [video will be posted by Monday each week]:

What stuck out to you as interesting?

Did you encounter any challenging or re-orienting truth?


#2 Airplane Mode

Share a time when life was busy and you knowingly put Jesus on hold.

How did you feel during this time?  How did you bring your focus back to God and His will?

Read Luke 15:11-32.  Share a time you felt a welcome like this upon returning home to God.


#3 Watch This

Watch this video by Buzzfeed that quantifies our time on Earth in jellybeans. 

How do you spend your time? What portion of your time after sleeping, eating and bathroom breaks do you spend with God? 

How does this reality make you think differently about how you will spend your "extra" hours this week? 


#4 Let's Practice 

Jesus used The Lord's Prayer to teach his disciples (and us) how to pray. Many of us still feel uncomfortable when praying aloud.  As a group, personalize this prayer as Mitch did.  Divvy it up and use it as a guide to say a group prayer.  Encourage one another if uncomfortable when doing so out loud. 


#5 Landing Gear

After sharing the ways and times we have put our relationship with God on airplane mode, make a plan for how you will actively seek him.