Living without Regrets
| Group Study |
Watch the short clips below, and answer the questions associated with each. You can do this alone - but it's always more fun with a group of friends! Be sure to read/study the scriptures in each section. God's word is the standard by which we measure all our thoughts and ideas.
1 | don't touch it!
Every kid has their own tolerance for risk. Some kids are so risk averse that they fear anything new. Other kids are ready to jump off the bridge just to see what will happen.
So, which one were you? When you were a kid, were you a fearless daredevil or the obedient angel?
2 | TOLERABLE SIN?
Matthew 23:23 says, “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. 24 You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel."
Take a few moments to discuss this scripture and what it means. Does it seem like we still do this in the church today?
3 | i'm not who i used to be
If we could view ourselves through God's eyes, I think we'd be surprised. God asks us to call him "Father." Fathers are proud of their children. Fathers want the best for their children. Fathers love their children no matter what. By virtue of the relationship between father and son, forgiveness is always available.
Why do you think Christians have a tough time believing/walking in this?