Keep Walkin’ - Week Five (Lorain Campus)
Discipling the Next Generation
Luke 2:40, 52
Walking in wisdom:
- Wisdom of man
- Wisdom of God
In the sandals of Joseph & Mary:
- Wise ones
- Scripture: Wisdom literature (Job, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs)
- Wisdom’s starting point - Pr. 1:7
- Wisdom’s voice - Pr. 1:20-23
- Wisdom’s pathway - Pr. 2:1-9
- Wisdom’s trail guide - Pr. 3:5-6
- Walking on with Joseph & Mary
- God’s provision and confirmation in Bethlehem vv9-12
- God’s sending and identifying in Egypt vv13-16
- God’s refining and fulfilling in Nazareth vv19-23
In the sandals of Jesus
In the sandals of Paul
If we want to grow in the wisdom of God, we must follow Jesus’ humble example by first emptying ourselves in order to be filled up with Divine knowledge found only in Him.
As we walk in His presence, His wisdom will make a home in our hearts so that we can plant seeds of wisdom in the next generation of disciples, leading them to walk on in the adventure of becoming more like Jesus
LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Life
- Begin Life Group with prayer - invite the Holy Spirit to speak and move among you.
- Who is the wisest person you know (real person you’ve known in the flesh) - how did their wisdom impact you?
- What’s been your approach to seeking wisdom in the past? How has the Word of God challenged or confirmed your assumptions today?
- Read Ephesians 5:15-21. In the context of Paul’s instructions to the church, what is his call to wisdom? How do we cultivate wisdom and avoid foolishness according to Paul?
- “Most people, when they don’t know what to do, do nothing”* Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why are we so easily turned away from seeking understanding in moments of confusion and struggle?
- What area(s) do you need to explore more in your walk with wisdom?
- Reading more wisdom literature in scripture
- Seeking out wise ones in my life
- Devoting myself more to prayer - listening and waiting
- Asking God for wisdom more earnestly and often
- Reflecting on experiences where God led me in His wisdom, learning from it, growing in faith and thanking Him for it.
- Planting seeds of wisdom in the disciples around me (becoming a “wise one” for someone else)
- End with a time of intentional prayer for each other focused on what came out of the discussion today.
*The Noticer Returns, Andy Andrews
Core CHRISTlike Characteristics: Connected to God through the Word and prayer, Relates with others-centered love, Spirit-led servant.