CHRISTIAN LIFE COACHING & BIBLE STUDY CONVERSATIONS
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How to stop getting derailed & stay focused?
“You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth?” Hebrews 10:24 NIV
How to influence others?
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” Hebrews 10:24 NIV
How to keep the devil at bay?
“and do not give the devil a foothold.” Ephesians 4:27 NIV
How to get back on track when feeling lost?
““What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?” Matthew 18:12 NIV
How to recognize love?
“It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:7
When I am Weak, I am Strong
“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10 NIV
What are you putting your hope in?
“but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NIV
God Understands Us
“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” Luke 2:52 NIV
What good has come out of your afflictions?
“It was good for me to be afflicted
so that I might learn your decrees.” Psalm 119:71 NIV
Serving God Wholeheartedly
“Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people,” Ephesians 6:7 NIV
Gathering in His Name
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20 NIV
Have you called on the Lord?
“And everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved.’[a]” Acts 2:21 NIV
Have you called on the Lord?
“And everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Acts 2:21 NIV
How to deal with anxiety?
“I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.” Psalm 139:22
4 Takeaways About Temptation
“No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[c] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV
Why we should confess our sins?
“Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,
but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.” Proverbs 28:13 NIV
What does this verse mean to you?
“There are three things that are too amazing for me,
four that I do not understand:
the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock,
the way of a ship on the high seas,
and the way of a man with a young woman.” Proverbs 30:18-19 NIV
How to change your mindset?
” to be made new in the attitude of your minds;” Ephesians 4:23 NIV
Where do you go for wisdom?
“Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 NIV
What to do when you are feeling anxious?
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 NIV
Why it’s okay to rest and relax?
“Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and so that the slave born in your household and the foreigner living among you may be refreshed.” Exodus 23:12 NIV
Are you making good use of your time?
“Teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 NIV
How to Deal with Change?
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV
“I desire to do your will, my God;
your law is within my heart.” Psalm 40:8 NIV
Are you Living to your Fullest Potential?
“Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” John 5:8 NIV
How Can I Pray for You?
“Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.” Jude 1:2 NIV
Speaking up for Others
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.” Proverbs 31:8 NIV
Keeping up Appearances
“Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.” James 1:26 NIV
How much of a sinner are you?
“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.” 1 Timothy 1:15 NIV
How much of a busybody are you?
“Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies who talk nonsense, saying things they ought not to.” 1 Timothy 5:13 NIV
There are no Substitutes for God
“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.” 1 Peter 2:2-3 NIV
Getting Ahead of Sin
“Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.” James 1:15 NIV
Leading By Example
” Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.” 1 Peter 2:12 NIV
Are you feeling complacent?
“Indolence wants it all and gets nothing;
the energetic have something to show for their lives.” Proverbs 13:4 NIV
Why the end is better than the beginning?
“The end of a matter is better than its beginning,
and patience is better than pride.” Ecclesiastes 7:8 NIV
Do you feel it’s you against the world?
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14 NIV
How distracted have you been lately?
“Let your eyes look straight ahead;
fix your gaze directly before you.” Proverbs 4:25 NIV
Tackling Unconscious Bias
“If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” 4 have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?” James 2:3-4 NIV
Passing on the Comfort of God
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV
Are you judging yourself fully?
“But if we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment.” 1 Corinthians 11:31 NIV
How has scripture come alive for you?
“With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.” Luke 1:3-4 NIV
Have you invited God in?
“Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.” James 5:13 NIV
What is one behavior you’d like to change?
“to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.” Titus 3:2 NIV
Accepting the Will of God
“He went away a second time and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.'” Matthew 26:42 NIV
What is Motivating Your Questions?
“When Peter saw him, he asked, ‘Lord, what about him?’ Jesus answered, ‘If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.'”John 21:21-22
How slow or quick to anger are you?
“The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in love.” Psalm 145:8 NIV
How do you define family?
“Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.” Mark 3:35 NIV
God Has Prepared a Place for You
“My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?” John 14:2 NIV
Where is Your Focus?
“The eyes of the Lord are everywhere,
keeping watch on the wicked and the good.” Proverbs 15:3 NIV
Don’t Judge a Book by it’s Cover
“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.'” 1 Samuel 16:7 NIV
God will Provide
” And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 NIV
Have you lost your way?
“What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?” Luke 9:25 NIV
How good a listener are you?
“To answer before listening—
that is folly and shame.” Proverbs 18:13 NIV
When is it time to step aside to let other’s shine?
“He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30 NIV
“If I love you more, will you love me less?”
“So I will very gladly spend for you everything I have and expend myself as well. If I love you more, will you love me less?” 2 Corinthians 12:15 NIV
What is the downside of being a people pleaser?
““No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Matthew 6:24 NIV
“The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 NIV
How to keep faith through troubling times?
“He replied, “You are talking like a foolish[a] woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.” Job 2:10 NIV
Praising God & Sharing Your Testimony
“Lord my God, I called to you for help,
and you healed me.” Psalm 30:2 NIV
Letting God Lead
“Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?” Galatians 3:3 NIV
Why should we stop grumbling and arguing?
“Do everything without grumbling or arguing,”
Philippians 2:14 NIV
What has God prepared for you?
“However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”[a]—
the things God has prepared for those who love him—” 1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV
Why should we lose a lack mentality & embrace abundance?
“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV
What are you excited for?
“I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.” Psalm 130:5 NIV
How to achieve your goals?
“Walk with the wise and become wise,
for a companion of fools suffers harm.” Proverbs 13:20 NIV
“Comfort, comfort my people,
says your God.” Isaiah 40:1 NIV
Put on Love
“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Colossians 3:14 NIV
Letting God Lead
“Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV
Do you have boundaries in your faith?
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3 NIV
Spreading the Word of God
“As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you.”
2 Thessalonians 3:1
Whom will you choose to serve?
“But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua 24:15 NIV
How to conquer your fears?
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NIV
Love One Another
“For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.” 1 John 3:11 NIV
Judgment & Punishment
“Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.” Romans 14:13 NIV
Know Your Worth
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV
The Golden Rule
“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31 NIV
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
“They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. 49 But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.” Luke 6:48-49 MSG
What has God asked of you?
“You will become pregnant and give birth to a son. You must call him Jesus.” Luke 1:31 NIV
Balancing Your Emotions
“Even in laughter the heart may ache,
and rejoicing may end in grief.” Proverbs 14:13 NIV
How to Handle Change?
“I the Lord do not change…” Malachi 3:6 NIV
The Power of Positive Thinking
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 NIV
Don’t Be Led Astray
“my son, do not go along with them,
do not set foot on their paths;” Proverbs 1:15 NIV
What To Put Your Hope In?
“The grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of our God endures forever.”Isiah 40:8 NIV
From Whom Do You Seek Approval From?
“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galations 1:10 NIV
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 NIV
What’s Your Favorite Bible Verse? Mine is…
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 NIV
Healing Old Wounds.
“He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3
Use Your Faith as a Shield.
“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” Ephesians 6:16 NIV
Asking Others for Help.
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 NIV
Apologizing to Others.
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16 NIV
When the going get tough, the tough get going!
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV
What does God want for you?
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
How We Learn
“As iron sharpens iron,
so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
Shine Your Light
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Don’t Labor in Vain, Collaborate with God
“Unless the Lord builds the house,
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain.” Psalm 127:1
Why Focusing on Your Health Matters
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;” 1 Corinthians 6:19
Run To Get The Prize
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:24 NIV
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 NIV
A Cheerful Heart is Good Medicine
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 NIV
God’s Lasting Promises
“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.” Deuteronomy 7:9 NIV
New Beginnings & Endeavors
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 NIV
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 NIV
Doing God’s Will is Food for the Soul.
“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” John 4:34 NIV
Are you coasting or growing?
“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.” Luke 6:32 NIV
Being in the Moment.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34 NIV
What are the treasures of your heart?
“But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2:19 NIV
Raising God’s Children
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 NIV
Guard Your Heart
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23 NIV
Mind, Body, Soul & the Value of Godliness.
“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8 NIV
Do you now believe?
“Do you now believe?” Jesus replied.” John 16:31 NIV
What to do when you are feeling helpless?
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 NIV
What can you do to ensure provocation does not turn into anger?
“Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit,
for anger resides in the lap of fools.” Ecclesiastes 7:9 NIV
What can you do to further unity with others?
“How good and pleasant it is
when God’s people live together in unity!” Psalm 133:1 NIV
What is God’s guidance in times of affliction?
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12 NIV
How can you serve in times of need?
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,[b] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.” Romans 12:6-8 NIV
What’s the best use of your time?
“Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
preserve my life according to your word.” Psalm 119:37 NIV
What can you look to in times of trouble?
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
What is God molding you to be? Are you cooperating?
“Yet you, Lord, are our Father.
We are the clay, you are the potter;
we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8 NIV
What do you believe?
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV
What good can you spread in times of fear?
“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:16 NIV
What will you give glory to God for?
“Not to us, Lord, not to us
but to your name be the glory,
because of your love and faithfulness.” Psalm 115:1
What are your God given gifts?
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 NIV
What is God leading you to do next?
“They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?” John 6:42 NIV
What won’t you forgive?
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 NIV
Two Are Better Than One
“If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.” Ecclesiastes 4:10
What advice have you been ignoring?
“The way of fools seems right to them,
but the wise listen to advice.” Proverbs 12:15 NIV
What’s your strategy in the face of frustration?
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21 NIV
What’s the next step in your faith journey?
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” Psalm 32:8 NIV
What is driving you?
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,” Philippians 2:3
What’s on your playlist?
“Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.” Psalm 100:2 NIV
“always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:20 NIV
Penciling in God
“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” Mark 1:35 NIV
Promises of God
“So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NIV
Your Plans vs. God’s Plans
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21 NIV
Pointing the Finger
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” Matthew 7:3 NIV
Shoot for the Stars
“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23 NIV
Turn! Turn! Turn!
“a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,” Ecclesiastes 3:4 NIV
Raise Your Hand!
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”” Isaiah 6:8 NIV
Pray for Open Minds
“Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.” Luke 24:45 NIV
“love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 19:19 NIV