Broken Mortals Study Guide

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Broken Mortals Small Group Study Guide

Broken Mortals has been available for over a month now and the reader’s responses have been very encouraging. A few of my readers have been asking if they can use it as a small group study. 

That’s a tremendous idea so I’m going to be releasing small groups questions over the next few weeks with the hopes that the feedback I receive from the small groups will allow me to develop the study guide for publication.

Here is a preview of chapter 1:

Chapter 1: Origins Part I 


What are some of your favourite origin stories? Why?

The biblical story that is the focus of chapter 1 is Luke 5. Jesus meets Peter and the other disciples and there is a miraculous catch of fish. 

What part of this story can you relate to? 

What parts of this story are odd, confusing or frustrating for you?

If Jesus were to show up at your job what would your miraculous catch of fish be?

Have you ever had a time when you encountered God and were struck by your own inadequacy, or found yourself knee deep in shame over who you were? What was that like? 

In this chapter Chet shares how he came to know Jesus as his Saviour. 

Share your own experience of salvation.

In Matthew 16 Peter has a moment of clarity and declares Jesus as Messiah. 

Why was this statement so controversial? 

How can this moment in Peter’s life give us reassurance as we pursue God in our daily lives?

Chet describes how he was called by God on a yellow school bus. Although we are all called by God in different ways how does this story bring encouragement to you? 

In the final sections of Chapter 1 Chet talks about his desire to find the stories behind the bible stories and encourages his readers to dig deeper into those stories we know and love to find the relatable truths. 

How is this perspective new or different from your understanding of the bible stories? How has this concept changed the way you approach scripture?


Take some time at the end of your group session to talk about how Jesus can use you for his purpose in your current context. I know it might feel strange but give yourselves new names. (ie. fisher of men) 

Speak this sentence out loud. 

I used to be __________________ but now, with God’s help I am committed to become a _________________.


What will you commit to do in the next two weeks to get more clarity on God’s calling in your life.

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