Proverbs 1 - The Preamble to Proverbs - November 18, 2018

Which life sounds like more fun, the life of the wise or the life of the fool?

 

Have you ever felt like a fool?  When?  What happened?

 

Have you ever heard conventional wisdom and thought it had to be wrong?  Do you still think so?

 

How well are you at receiving instruction?  How well do you do with taking orders?

 

Young People:  What have you done to make your parents proud?  What could you do to make your parents proud?  Do you value pleasing your parents?

 

Adults:  Is there anything you know you’re too stubborn to ever admit you’re wrong about?  Why? 

 

Have you ever tried to take a major decision out to its logical end?  What was the result?

1 Kings 3 - Get Smart! - November 11, 2018

Have you ever gotten a job or some responsibility that you felt utterly unprepared for?  Where did you turn for advice?

 

For your job or other responsibilities, where do you often go to get guidance?  Anywhere?

 

Have you ever read the wisdom books of the Bible?  Do you have a favorite proverb or verse from any of these books?  Does anything about them confuse you?

 

Who is the wisest person you know?  Do you try to spend time with that person in order for them to “rub off” on you?

 

Have you ever asked God to give you wisdom?  Do you feel like he answered your prayer? 

 

What kind of wisdom do you need in your life right now?

John 3 - The New Me - October 7, 2018

Have you changed much in the last 5 years?  To what do you attribute the change?  What changes would you like to see in your life over the next 5 years?  Are you confident those changes will happen?

  

What people from the Bible experienced the greatest changes in their lives?  What made them change?

  

Have you ever had a born-again experience?  What do you think people mean when they use that term?

  

Have you ever looked at your life or a group of people you’re identified with and been ashamed to be part of that group?

 

If people asked you to describe your experience as a Christ-follower, what would you say? 

  

If someone asked you what benefit it would be for them if they became a Christ-follower, what would you say?

Proverbs 29:18 - Mission and Vision - Sept 23, 2018

Have you ever prayed and asked God why he created you and for what purpose?

What kind of input are you willing to let God have over the direction and future of your life?

What are you passionate about doing every day when you get up?

What’s the preferred future you see for your life?

What are all the activities you are involved in week to week?

Which of these will help you build toward that preferred future?

Are there any of these activities you are involved in which are taking a lot of time and energy away from you, but which aren’t in line with your primary mission and are in fact taking away from building toward your preferred future? Pray and ask God if you should let those things go.