Ice Breaker

  • The last time you flew on a plane how closely did you pay attention to the flight attendant’s safety speech? Why?

Main Idea

Deuteronomy is a book of advice for people in transition.

Discuss

What was the last major life transition you went through (e.g. marriage/divorce, graduation, new job, major move, etc.)? What kind of advice or perspective did you get from others during the transition?

 

Describe a time in your life when your disobedience toward God caused hardship in your life? How did God draw you back to Himself during that season?

 

What does the Bible say?

Read Deuteronomy 1:26-35

Why did the Israelites need to remember how God had responded to their unfaithful actions? As they stood on the edge of the promised land, what would this have taught them about God?

 

Read Deuteronomy 11:13-17

What warnings did God give his people about their actions? What actions was he telling them to stay away from in order to avoid curses?

 

Apply the Message

You need others close to you to help you consistently make wise choices.

  • What do you do currently, or what is something you can be doing to help keep a record of God’s faithfulness to you as you walk with Him?
  • Who in your life, outside your family, serves as your “board of directors” from whom you receive wise counsel? Who could you ask to help you in that way?

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