Sep 08 2010

Out Live Your Life - Calling Joe Pot Roast (Chapter 2)


Chapter 2

Calling Joe Pot Roast

Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado.  Chapters posted will be made available on the Lisa & Eric page for one week.  To purchase Out Live Your Life, click here. All author royalties from the book will go towards building water wells in Uganda*

To listen to Max's audio recap of this chapter, click here.


Questions for Discussion

1.   Think about someone who did something ordinary for you but it made an extraordinary difference. What small thing could you do that would have a big impact?

2.   In what ways were the early disciples ordinary people? How would you have felt if you had been part of the 120 people who heard the words of Jesus just before he ascended (Acts 1:1–11)?

3.   What lessons did you learn from the story of Nicholas Winton, who saved so many from the Holocaust? In what ways was he ordinary? What did you think of the fact that he didn’t share the story with anyone until his wife discovered the scrapbook?


4.   Review the idea of strengths and weaknesses presented in 2 Corinthians 12:9–10. Remember a time when you felt weak yet God gave you the strength to do something for him. Explain.


5.   If Jesus told you to recruit eleven of your ordinary friends and relatives to change the world, whose names would you put on the list? How could your group make a difference right now?

Ideas for Action

 Engage in routine acts of kindness. Apply measurements of time to your service for others. Are you doing something daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly to show compassion and meet needs?

 Take part in random acts of kindness. Don’t forget to work outside your routine as well. When God gives you an unplanned opportunity, react with compassion, and experience the joy of these divine appointments.

 Get involved in radical acts of kindness. Plan a more-intense, sacrificial, and strategic response to the needs of the world. Think big, get prepared, and enlist others to join you (start with the list of eleven people you created earlier).

“Reprinted by permission.  Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference by Max Lucado, 2010, copyright date, Thomas Nelson Inc. Nashville, Tennessee.  All rights reserved.”

Comments (5) -

9/9/2010 6:54:17 AM
Jennifer King United States
Jennifer King
These chapters have really opened me up I have been seeking and soul searching as to what Am I here for.  I KNOW God has great purpose I have so many passions I know now that i have to pray and ACT no more wondering I have been called to serve in some manner and It will be great!!
Thanks for allowing us to share this book with you.
9/9/2010 9:34:08 AM
Gloria United States
Out live your life, I have been in the grand thought of forming a non profit for educational purposes for children in Nicaragua. Almost a million children go without education for lack of funds and the cycle of poverty continues. My husband is from Managua and I from Puerto Rico, but I know God has called me to greater things. I have started by sending boxes of school supplies to a local church who then gives it to children in the community but I need to take greater action. Thanks for this message that really Rocks my heart!
9/9/2010 8:28:39 PM
Sarah Borges United States
Sarah Borges
The line from Chapter 2 that read, "...God doesn't call the qualified. He qualifies the called." sent chills through my body. It's such a simple statement; however, there is so much truth behind it. When I over-analyze my inadequacies, I allow Satan a foothold in my life. This leads to laziness in service to our Lord. I must rely on God's promises and permit Him to hone my talents and ability to lead others to salvation in Christ Jesus. It's in my power to choose to defend the faith. But, it's God's omnipotence that protects me in the process, not only from others, including Satan, but also from myself. See Romans 8:28
9/11/2010 3:40:43 AM
Peggy United States
Amen!! Oh I'm so thankful you are sharing these chapters on your page!! May the Lord help me to make a difference for His Glory!
"I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me and the life that I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." Galatians 2:20
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Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.
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