Q&A Part 2: Use your journal

Think about the videos you just viewed and answer the following questions in your journal:

1. How is Carmen influencing Jake? Why do you think Jake is allowing Carmen to influence him?

2. Who are you measuring yourself against? Be honest and list people (peers, celebrities, friends, athletes, etc) that you intentionally or unintentionally try to model your life after.

3. Have you ever thought about Jesus as a leader role model? Why or Why not? Give this question some thought!

4. What do you think about this statement: “Our hearts need to be transformed to be like Jesus before we can lead like Him.”

5. Read the following scriptures and then answer this question: What was Jesus’ most influential and most important relationship? Why?

John 12:49-50—The Message

For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.

John 14:31—The Message

But he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me.

John 15:15—The Message

I no longer call you servants, because servants do not know their master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

6. Read the following scriptures and then answer this question: What does God say about me?

Psalm 139: 13-16—The Message

Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; you know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, the days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.

Ephesians 1:11-12—The Message

It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.

7. During your day, when you realize that others are influencing your choices, what steps can you take to be influenced by the Father instead? List 2-3 steps you can take.

8. Write down one key takeaway from session 1 and why you believe it’s the most important takeaway of the session.