Questions to help you dig deeper into this message:
Read Genesis 21:22-34. What ministered to you or stood out the most from this message?
Read 1 Timothy 1:15-16. What was Paul’s attitude toward his former life? Why did Paul say he received mercy?
How do the first words out of Abimelech’s mouth speak to us about how important our actions are compared to our words?
Which of the characteristics of maturity that were mentioned do you, personally, struggle with the most? [humility, honesty, understanding, wisdom, generosity, worship]
Pastor Michael shared that he found two things in common concerning wisdom: We are to seek it. God is the giver of it. Read the following Scriptures and talk about what they mean in light of these two things.
- 25:4-5a – “Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me,”
- 119:135 – “Make Your face shine upon Your servant, And teach me Your statutes.”
- 1:23 – “Turn to my reproof, Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.”
- 2:6-7 – “For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,”
- John 14:26 – “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”
- 1:17 – “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.”
- James 1:5 – “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”