May 16/17 Wise Advice

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May 16/17 Wise Advice

May 16/17 Wise Advice


THREE THINGS TO KNOW

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GROUP VALUES

This month we are focused on relational investments. Discuss what neighbors or family members you want to see come to know Jesus. How can the group be praying for those people?

GROW AS A LEADER

Thank you! We really mean it. We are so appreciative of our small group leaders and the leadership they are providing. Thank you for leading your group through this challenging season. If you have any questions or need any help, please reach out to your staff contact as we’d love to hear from you.


DISCUSSION GUIDE

Welcome to Week 5 of our spring sermon series, The Way of the Wise. This week we look at the role advice plays in becoming wise.

What’s something you are really looking forward to doing this summer?

 

THE WISDOM CHALLENGE

What is a theme you find yourself drawn toward from Proverbs as you continue The Wisdom Challenge?

 

THE CHALLENGE

Proverbs 12:15 says, “The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.” Proverbs 19:20 says, “Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.” What emotions do you usually feel when someone gives you advice, especially unsolicited advice?

How can learning to respond with “tell me what you see” change the way we process advice or criticism?

 

THE PLEA

Solomon pleads with his readers to listen to his advice in Proverbs 1:8, 4:1 and 7:24. Why do you think Solomon is making such a big deal out of listening to advice?

 

THE QUEST

Proverbs 4:7 says, “The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” Pastor Jeff Manion said we need to get after wisdom. What could happen if we don’t go after wisdom in the different areas of our life?

Proverbs 18:15 says, “The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.” There are numerous aspects of our life where we need wisdom from others (friendship, parenting, work, spiritual growth, marriage, etc.). What area of your life do you need to find someone and say, “Can I ask your advice?”

 

PRIDE

Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Looking back, what’s one time in your life where your pride kept you from listening to advice or seeking it out that you now regret?

 

WRAP UP

This week we discussed the importance of listening to advice to be on the way of the wise. What’s one area of your life that you want to implement previously received advice or seek out advice?


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