Big Idea Series – Hero Maker

Week 2 – Seeing Like a Hero Maker

Feb 23 – Feb 29, 2020

Message Big Idea

Seeing like a Hero Maker requires a shift from focusing on my abilities and gifts to envisioning what God could do through the lives of others.


Matthew 4:18-20, Luke 10:1-17, John 14:12-14, John 20:21

Ice Breaker and Opening Thought

  1. Who is someone you admire, and what is it about them, you admire?
  2. Has anyone ever had an ICNU conversation with you where they called out the potential they saw in you? What was that like for you?

Bible Discussion

  1. Read Matthew 4:18-20. Jesus saw potential in this group of fishermen. For some historical context, these guys were not the cream of the crop to be his disciples. Why do you think Jesus picked them to be his disciples?
  2. Read John 14:12. Jesus says his disciples would do even greater things. How is it possible that Jesus’ disciples would do greater things than even Jesus?

Life Application

  1. Pastor Andy Stanley once said, “Speak to someone’s potential instead of their performance.” That’s at the heart of an ICNU conversation. What do you think of Stanley’s statement?
  2. What is the role of relational investment when speaking to people’s potential?
  3. How could you make this practice a regular habit that you practice with the people in your circle of influence? Whose life could you speak into regularly?


As we close our time as a group, I want to challenge all of us to see potential in other people and to speak to the potential of others. Let’s pray this prayer together: Lord, transform my eyes. Help me to see, as you see. And to realize that I’m called, not to be a hero, but a hero maker. Amen.