How disciples grow

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Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think it means to “walk with God” on a day by day basis?

Knowing where to go (guidance)

  1. Explain the difference between God’s “revealed” will, and his “secret” will. Can you give an example of each.
  2. How do we learn about his revealed will? How do we learn about his secret will?
  3. Does God explicitly guide us in all our decision making, when the Bible is silent – for example, on which house to buy, which car to buy. How do you go about making such a decision?
  4. Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path”. Does this mean that all of our decisions will be easy if we study the Bible?  Why/Why not?  How does this verse help our decision making?
  5. Discuss: What if your decision turns out to be a bad one (for example the house you prayed about before buying turns out to be riddled with termites) – has God not guided you?  Have you made the wrong decision?  What can you learn from the outcome?  Did you not pray hard enough?

Knowing what to ask (prayer)

  1. What is the role of prayer in our decision making?
  2. We were given 4 reasons for why we should pray as we make decisions: can you list them. Will they guarantee we will always make good and wise decisions?  Why not?
  3. In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus prays “Not my will but yours be done”. What does this mean for our prayers?
  4. What role do fellow Christians play in our decision making?  Do we ask them to pray for us? Is there anything you need to decide and would like prayer about?