Temple Baptist Church
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Discovering the Kingdom NOW
The Great Date Experience
The Great Date - Road Trippin'
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Pit Stop for Some Grub
Choose a place to eat that is similar to that of your first date with your spouse.
On the way chew on these questions:
If you could go on the road with your favorite band or musical artist, who would it be?
What’s your favorite road trip tune: “On the Road Again,” “Life is Highway,” “I Can’t Drive 55”?
Historical Road Marker
These markers point out important landmarks. We all have historical landmarks in our lives and relationships. During your meal together, answer the following questions about what and who shaped you into the person you are today.
What was the best road trip your family ever took together when you were young?
Who was your hero when you were a kid?
What was the biggest adjustment you made after you left home?
Pictures Say 1000 words
Every good road trip has some beautiful sites and scenery that make great photo opportunities. Tonight take several pictures on your road trip that will give you something to reminisce about and share with your friends and family. Get creative! Go crazy! Ok, not too crazy! Send us your pictures, we’d love to see them!
Time to Refill the Tank
At some point on our journey we always have to refill the gas tank. What’s true of road trips is also true of our relational journey. At some point we will have to stop to refuel. It is extremely important that we use the proper fuel. So, while you are finding your favorite place to park, talk about and share things that put gas in your relational love tank.
What one word best describes your spouse the first time you saw them?
What physically attracted you to your spouse?
What are the three best qualities about your
What still gets your engine running when you think about your spouse?
Detour-Road Construction Ahead
It’s hard to go on a trip anywhere without running into construction zones. They are annoying because they often re-route us and slow us down. They are needed to create new roads and to maintain existing roadways; that in the long run make traveling on them much safer and quicker. God often uses detours in our relationships to strengthen and maintain the roadways of our marriage. Fill in the blanks to complete the following statements.
One of the most challenging times in our marriage was . . .
I was so proud of the way you . . .
The most helpful thing I learned during that time was . . .
Proverbs 27:12 says, “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.” Take a moment to reflect on your evening together and then spend a few moments thanking and praising God for your spouse. Pray for your spouse and your marriage that God would give you wisdom to see when trouble is coming and the understanding to take refuge in Him.
Your Dream Destination
At the end of your road trip lies the destination. Your decisions along the way are what take you there. Spend your last moments of the Great Date Road Trip discussing where you both want your marriage destination to end.
What must each of you do to reach your
How would you describe that destination?
What would you need to do along the way to refuel your relationship?