Small Group Study.
Scripture: Colossians 3:23
Read the following: In his six years of coaching, Grant Taylor has never had a winning season. Both the players and his assistant coaches were discouraged and went around with a defeatist attitude. After losing their first three games of the season, the coach discovers a group of fathers are plotting to have him fired.
Combined with pressures at home, Coach Taylor has lost hope in his battle against fear and failure. Coach Taylor in his desperation turned to God for help and as God began to minister to him, he began to minister to his team.
1. Coach Taylor’s giants were fear and failure. List some giants in that appear in your life or the lives of others.
2. Have you ever felt defeated and wanted to give up? What did you do?
3. Consider the path you are currently on, do you REALLY believe you are giving your best?
4. How do you know when you are truly giving your best? (circle all that apply)
a. When the more you try, the harder it gets
b. When it causes you pain and anxiety
c. When it seems the more you attempt the more obstacles you face
d. When everything in you screams, “QUIT” yet something still motivates you to go on.
5. Consider the term: Mediocre (Mee – dee – oh – ker). Review the definition.
Means to be ordinary – Neither good or bad
Barely adequate – Low quality
Not satisfactory – Common
Do you believe these are the traits of someone successful?
6. True or False: It’s easy to become successful.
7. What comes to your mind when you hear, ““The odds are against you” or when someone says, “You can’t do something.”?”
8. True or False: We were created for so much more, but many of us quit and settle for mediocrity.
9. In the video what was the purpose of the mask? What would have happened if the player wasn’t wearing the mask?
10. True or False: It’s always too soon to QUIT.
11. Why do you believe the coach continued to shout at the player until he reached the goal? (circle all that apply)
a. Because he was mean and had nothing better to do
b. To drown out the negative voices he heard encouraging him to quit
c. To let him know he wasn’t in this thing alone and that he was there for him
d. Because the coach got a kick out of torturing the player and was disciplining him
e. To encourage him to redirect his concentration and focus on the goal even through the pain
f. The coach knew that before he was not doing his best but knew he was capable of doing better
g. The coach needed to show his player that he had more in him then he thought.
12. True or False: Facing your giant is often hard.
13. True or False: When we don’t give God our best, those we have influence over won’t give God their best.
14. What did you think about the statement the coach said, “You’re my most influential player on the team if you go around defeated so will they.”?
15. What do you think about this statement the coach said, “God has gifted you with the ability of leadership – don’t waste it.”?
16. What do you think the team felt seeing their team mate make it to the end zone? (circle all that apply)
a. They didn’t think much of what they saw. It was probably easy
b. All things are possible if you don’t quit and listen to the ‘right’ voices
c. They couldn’t believe it and were amazed.
d. They were encouraged and motivated.