Running on Empty: Spiritual Disciplines - Wk 2

Community Group Questions

This week we continue with our new sermon series “Running on Empty.” As we saw last week, we often forget to even check our spiritual gas gauge, and when we do check it, we may not even know how to read it. If we aren’t intentional about filling our tank, it won’t be long before we run dry, and we find ourselves trying to live out our faith in our own power. 

In 1 Timothy 4:7-8 Paul tells us to “…train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” 

One of our goals for this series is that we will learn to understand the value of spiritual discipline. Not as a burden and not as the goal itself, but rather as a tool the Lord uses to conform us to His image.


2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for  correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”


1. What comes to your mind when you hear the phrase, “studying scripture”?

2. Why is studying scripture such an important discipline, and why did we choose to look at this one first?

3. What comes to your mind when you read, All scripture is breathed out by God.”?

4. In the context of 2 Timothy 3:16-17, what does Paul mean by “reproof”?

5. Can you cite any other scriptures that emphasize the benefit of the discipline of studying scriptures?

6. A. W. Tozer said, “We don’t study the Bible to learn the Bible. We study the Bible to learn about God.”

When reading the scriptures, it’s beneficial to ask yourself two questions:

A) What does this passage say about man?

B) What does this passage say about God?

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