Growth Group Questions
“When …it’s time to Build and Rebuild” Psalm 127
October 2, 2016
Pastor Wayne Driedger
Unless the Lord builds the house,
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain.
2 In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
for he grants sleep to[a] those he loves.
3 Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their opponents in court.
“Every day, all of us are either building/rebuilding….or breaking/tearing down.” Do you agree with that statement? What are some areas of life that this applies to?
What is a time in your life when you have been involved in building something that had you full of inspiration and fulfillment? (ie: A community project, a task at work, a business, a mission trip, a family project or era of time….)
What do you think Psalm 127:1-2 means when it uses two phrases over and over – “unless the Lord” and “in vain”? How do we practically live out both God and us building and guarding….what is our role and what is God’s?
Psalm 127:3-5 tells us about work in our families. What are ways we can tear down in our family and what are ways we can build and rebuild?
How do you balance work and family? Is it possible to get too focused on either one to the exclusion of the other? What could change to be more balanced?
Nehemiah is a story about building and rebuilding. Nehemiah 2:11-20 tells us the steps needed to rebuild something that is broken. 1. Inspect and take an honest inventory vs11-16. 2. Create a God – inspired vision and get help vs 17-18. 3. Expect problems and opposition vs 19. 4. Trust God and join with him for success vs 20. Which step is the hardest and which step is the easiest for you?