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Next Steps | Flix – Theory of Everything

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Stephen Hawking is perhaps the most well-known and respected scientist of his generation, and his mission was to discover “one simple and elegant equation to explain everything.” What are you pursuing in order to find meaning? Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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Next Steps | Desire – Longing for Security

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While some might seek security staying on the ground, others seek security by strapping on a parachute. Everybody wants to be secure. What would it be like, what would it feel like, what would our experience of life be, if we were deeply and fully secure? How can the perspective of God as our source of security truly be lived out in our lives? Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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Next Steps | Desire – Longing for Value

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Father’s Day is a day not only to reflect on our relationships with our earthly fathers, but our relationship with our Heavenly Father as well. God promises to be our ultimate father who will never fall short of our expectations. By turning to God to fulfill our deepest longings, we are freed from the impossibility of earthly relationships fulfilling all of our needs. While human relationships are good and necessary, only God can fill the void we often find in our hearts. Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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Next Steps | Desire – Longing for Excitement

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Many things make us come alive as human beings – friendship, love, art, nature, challenge, music, kids, writing, and many other experiences. Then for some of us, adventure kindles our fire. We crave the thrill, whether that’s the joy of traveling to far off places or the adrenaline rush of danger. There seems to be this unspoken assumption that the life of a rule-driven Christian is tame, devoid of excitement and risk. However, while God inscribed the commandments that guard our hearts, He also CREATED adventure, and invites us into it with Him! Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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Next Steps | Desire – Longing for Love

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We join together in community because we desire to love and be loved. The deep love we expect to experience in marriage is modeled on Christ’s sacrificial love for His Bride, the Church. Love permeates the very fabric of our lives. And yet love is often elusive, and we place impossible burdens on the people in our lives to fill our deepest needs for love in ways that only God can do, which can cost us love and leave us scarred and afraid. How do we experience love the way God intends? Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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Next Steps | You are Here. Make a Difference.

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Most people want to help people, but serving isn’t always easy. How often do we avoid serving opportunities that may be uncomfortable or inconvenient? Today we have an opportunity to align our desire to make a difference with the practical steps to making it a reality. Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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Next Steps | You are Here. Say Yes.

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Let’s be honest. We’re at the dance, but not everyone is dancing. When it comes to your church experience, are you in the center of what’s happening here, or are you clinging to a wall? Are you settling for something far less than what your Gateway experience is supposed to be? You are here. Do something. Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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Next Steps | You Are Here. Now Do Something.

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You’re never greater, you’re never more important, than when you serve others. You’re never more like God than when you bend a knee to serve. Ask yourself, “Am I here to be served? Or am I here to serve others?” Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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Next Steps | Moments

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Many times in the Bible, we see our relationship with God compared to that of a parent and his or her child. This analogy can bring up a slew of emotions, some good and others more painful, depending on our experience. Whether we identify with God as a parent, or relate with God as His child, we can learn so much about who God is, who we are, and how He sees us.Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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Next Steps | Questionable – Can Faith Have Doubts?

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Is doubt the opposite of faith? If we have doubts or questions does that mean we’re not a good Christian? Some people seem to have such certainty about their relationship with God, but how can you ever really know what’s true about God and Jesus? Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers.

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