Weekly Discussion Guide


Lives Wisely

by Pastor Matt Manning on October 03, 2021


1. Open with prayer. (2-5 min)
2. Share your story:
What’s the best advice you sought after and followed? (7-10 min)
3. Read Proverbs 1:2-7.
4. Discuss these questions with your group. (20-45 min)

Looking back at your notes from this week’s message, was there anything you heard for the first time, stuck with you, challenged or confused you?

To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth — (Proverbs 1:2-4)

The result of instruction is knowledge; the application of knowledge is wisdom; the application of wisdom is obedience.

Is it possible to have wisdom and not put it into practice? Explain. What could be the result of not putting into action the wisdom you’ve received?

(Extra credit: Look at the life of King Solomon through the lens of this question)

How has the wisdom God has given to you been shaped by your experience?

Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:5-7)

“When truth presents itself, the wise person sees the light, takes it in, and makes adjustments. The fool tries to adjust the truth so he does not have to adjust to it.” Henry Cloud

What’s the best way to explain why wise people and foolish people respond to feedback so differently?

What’s the difference between worldly wisdom and godly wisdom?

In what area of your life do you need wisdom? Who has that wisdom? Set up a time to meet with that person and get his or her input. Do it this week!

What is the one important thing you will take away from this weekend’s message or our community group discussion? Is there any challenge, difficulty or praise that you would like to share with the group for prayer?

Tags: wisdom, experience, advice, practice, man to man, crossroads church, crossroadsabc

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