Stupid Should Hurt – I Know What I’m Doing (Part 1)

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Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let’s take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

– Movement towards Each Other
– Movement towards God
– Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Stupid Should Hurt – Lessons from the Book of Proverbs

Have you ever thought to yourself or even said out loud, “What in the world were they thinking?” Sadly, many people play Russian Roulette with their choices all the while hoping the timeless principle of “sowing and reaping” won’t apply to them.

Last Week: What does it mean for you to be generous with God? Would you be willing to ask God about that this week?

Two Weeks Ago: Take a look at your finances this week. Do you live with fear or faith? What would it look like to live in faith?

Key Verse:

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.Proverbs 1:7

Movement Towards Each Other
 (know the people in your group)

When is the last time you asked for help?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)

When you hear the word “stupid” what is the first thing that comes to your mind?
How did you arrive at that conclusion?
What is the last stupid decision you’ve observed (you or someone else)?
How would you have handled it differently?
In what topic/area would you consider yourself an expert?
How did that happen?
Even though you are an expert, who would you go to if you needed help?
Read Proverbs 1:2-7
Who do you know that is really smart?
If you had a questions about something, where is the first place you would go for advice?
How do you determine if the advice you are receiving is good advice?
Read Proverbs 1:7
What does it mean to be in “awe/reverence” of the Lord?
How is that the beginning of wisdom?
If God is the source of all wisdom, why would someone ignore what he says?
Read James 1:5; John 16:24
What does it mean for you to ask God for wisdom?
What are the areas in your life where you may not be so quick to ask for God’s Wisdom?
Why do we think we can handle certain things on our own?
How does that usually turn out?
Read Joshua 1:8; 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Why do you think God gave us the Bible?
How has the Bible helped you in your life?
How often do you read it?
What is the biggest obstacle for you to read your Bible?
Read James 1:22
What does it mean to be a doer instead of just being a hearer of God’s Word?
Read Psalm 34:4-5; Deuteronomy 31:6; Ephesians 4:29; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
What is one piece of wisdom you can pull out of each passage we just read?
How would that help you this week?
Why do you think it is important that we spend time in the Bible daily?
Why is it important to memorize Scripture?
What is one change that you could make this week to gain more wisdom from God?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Are you willing to make the change you just said would be beneficial to you? How can we help you stick to it?

Checking In Each Time We Meet: