Stupid Should Hurt – Open Mouth Insert Foot (Part 5)

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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: How are you doing with sex? Are you honoring God’s gift?

Two Weeks Ago: Where could you use some Wisdom guardrails in your life? Will you embrace God’s Wisdom this week?

Key Verse:

Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.” Proverbs 17:28

Movement Towards Each Other
 (know the people in your group)
What is your favorite Bible verse?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Do you know someone who seems to have a favorite phrase or saying?
Do you like it?
What would you consider to be good conversation?
When is the last time (other than right now – this is a joke) you experienced good conversation?
How do words have power?
How can words be hurtful?
Read Proverbs 29:20; 17:28;
What does it mean to be “hasty in words”?
Why do we feel the need to be heard?
Is that a good thing? Explain
Do we need to say everything that’s in our head? Why?
Can we take back words that come out of our mouths? Why?
Read Proverbs 29:11; 10:19
What does it mean to “vent”?
What do we hope to accomplish by venting, really?
What is the value in restraining our words/opinions, especially when emotions are elevated?
Read James 1:19; Proverbs 14:29
What makes a good listener?
Are you a good listener?
Why is there a sequence of order in James 1:19?
Why should anger come slowly?
How does that correlate to the words that come out of our mouths?
Read Proverbs 16:24
How does this passage work, even if you are frustrated with the person on the other end of your words?
How does this passage work with James 1:19?
How can you use both this week?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Memorize James 1:19 and Proverbs 16:24. Use them this week in your conversations and see what God’s Wisdom will do.

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