1. How competitive are you? How does your level of competitiveness affect your relationships at work and with your friends and family?
2. Has anyone ever gotten even with you after you wronged him or her in some way? If so, what happened?
3. Read 1 Peter 3:9. Does the idea of blessing those who wrong you seem realistic? Why or why not?
4. Read 1 Samuel 25:14–42. To which character in this story do you most relate? Why?
5. Is there currently a relationship in your life in which you are tempted to repay evil with evil? In the future, what story do you want to tell about this period of your life when it’s just a story to tell?
6. When you are wronged, what can you do to follow God’s example of returning good for evil? How can this Home Church support you?
3-18-18 Killer Giants
1. What is one thing you have learned from failing at something? Was suffering that failure worth the knowledge and wisdom you gained? Why or why not?
2. Pastor Cole taught “It’s easy to trust God when we have nothing to trust him with and nothing to trust him for.” Do you agree? Why or why not?
3. Talk about a time when you made a decision motivated by anger, isolation, or fear. What were the consequences?
4. What is one area of life in which you are tempted to rely on your own talents, skills, and ingenuity rather than on God? What stands in the way of you relying on your heavenly Father in that area?
5. Read Psalm 9:9. Are the words of the psalm difficult for you to believe? Why or why not?
6. Read Matthew 11:28–29. What burden are you carrying right now? What is one thing you can do to find rest in God? How can your home church support you?
3-11-18 David - Where is your Hope?
1. What stuck out to you the most from our teaching on 1 Samuel 17 David and Goliath-Where is your hope? Why?
2. Talk about a time when you faced a seemingly insurmountable obstacle or unachievable goal. What did you do? What happened?
3. In what people and things are we tempted to place our hope? What are some of the dangers of trusting those people or things?
4. Read Psalm 25:1–5. What are some things that make it difficult for you to trust God?
5. During the teaching, Cole taught, “Those whose hope is in the Lord see clearly, act confidently, and walk humbly.” To what extent do you need to increase the clarity, confidence, and humility in your life? Why did you answer the way you did?
6. What is one thing you can do this week to grow your trust in God? How can your Home Church support you?