Growth Group Questions: September 11


Psalm 1 – When You Want “The Good Life” Sept. 11/2016

Quick Review: Looking back at your sermon notes for Psalm 1: When you want “the good life”, which particular point or part of scripture most challenged, confused, or caught your attention?

  1. What does “The Good Life” mean for you? What challenges are you facing right now that could threaten your experience of this life?
  2. The tree in Psalm 1:3 was flourishing because it had the right nutrients for growth. John 15:1-8 is another passage that uses a plant to explain how we find the right nutrients to help us grow. What are the keys for growth according to this passage?
  3. Psalm 1:1 talks about the power of the crowd. Being willing to associate with everyone while still having a quality group to hang out with is an important balance. How have you seen this concept change, work well, or even be a challenge in your life?
  4. The sermon highlighted the importance of seeking advice and approval from the right people. As you read 1 Kings 11:42-12:19, why do you think Rehoboam listened to the counsel of the wrong people?
  5. Psalm 1:2 highlights delighting and meditating on the Bible. These verses in Psalms give us suggestions for what we can meditate on…Psalms 48:9, 145:5, 119:148, and 119:27. In what circumstances or situations could mulling on each of these suggestions be helpful?
  6. Can you think of any things people often mull on that are not helpful to their spiritual or emotional health?
  7. As you consider “the good life” and how the crowd and compass affect your spiritual growth – is there one of these that you need to give special attention to in order to grow spiritually?