May 23/24 The World of the Proverbs

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May 23/24 The World of the Proverbs

May 23/24 The World of the Proverbs


THREE THINGS TO KNOW

DON’T MISS THIS

This weekend you heard about Ada Bible Church Home Edition—an opportunity to invite friends, family and neighbors to your house to watch the weekend service together. As a group, talk about who from your group might be interested in opening their home and maybe invite someone who might never step foot inside a church.

GROUP VALUES

Relational investments are very important. Ada Bible Church Home Edition is one opportunity to relationally invest in those you want to see come to know Jesus.

GROW AS A LEADER

Small group leaders should’ve received an email about considering safety, empathy and unity when discussing small group gatherings. Please reach out to your small groups staff contact if you have any questions about navigating that with your group.


DISCUSSION GUIDE

Welcome to week six of our series, The Way of the Wise. This week we’re reminded to look at the context of the Bible when we read it so we can properly understand what’s going on and apply it to our lives.

When have you been in a context so different from your normal that you felt awkward and didn’t know what was going on or what to do (maybe in a foreign country, a high-level meeting, a fancy dinner, etc.)?

How does that experience help us see why is it vital that we consider the historical context of Scripture to understand and apply its truths to our lives properly?

 

THE WISDOM CHALLENGE

Share one of your favorite verses you read this week and why you chose it.

 

THE MESSENGER

Proverbs 25:13 says, “Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the soul of his masters.”  Pastor Jeff Manion talked about the importance of being a trustworthy person and making promises that we can and do follow through with. How is trustworthiness important in the different aspects of your life?

 

THE FIELD

Proverbs 28:19 says, “Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.”  How does this verse speak to the value of showing up and doing the work even on days we don’t feel like it?

We can be tempted to wait until we feel like doing something to get started or get something done, but the Proverbs actually teach us that sometimes we need to get moving because it’s just time.  Pastor Jeff asked us to reflect on our own lives. How would you answer the question, “What is one thing you feel it’s time for?”

 

THE STONE

Proverbs 22:28 says, “Do not move the ancient landmark that your fathers have set.” Moving landmarks was stealing land and life, little by little. How does our culture today “move landmarks” and take things that aren’t ours for the taking? Give some examples of where you see this today.

 

WRAP UP

This week we discussed the importance of understanding the world of the Bible to help us apply it to our lives using three images from the Proverbs. Which of the three topics this week did you feel like you needed to hear (the messenger, the field or the stone)?


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