Friday, January 23, 2009

What Do You Want? (Matthew 20:29-34)

  • If you could ask one person in this group for one thing, who would you ask and what would you ask for?
  • Read Matthew 20:29-34.
  • Every aspect of these men's life was overshadowed by the reality of their blindness. Is it any wonder the one thing they asked for was their sight? What overwhelming issues have you observed other people deal with in their lives? What do you think they would ask Jesus to do for them?
  • If you could ask God for one thing, what would it be?
  • Read Deuteronomy 5:21.
  • How would you draw the line between "wanting" something and "coveting" it? If you are comfortable, talk about some things you are tempted to covet.
  • Read 1 Peter 1:14.
  • How should your desires be different once you've chosen to follow Christ? How might they remain the same?
  • If you could ask Him, what do you think God would say are His desires for you?
  • Read Psalm 37:4.
  • What do you think it means to "delight in the LORD?" How might that activity bring you the desires of your heart? How might that activity change the desires of your heart?
  • Would it be better to receive what you want from God or to receive what God wants for you? Why?
  • Why is this truth difficult to put into action? What actions might we do to align ourselves with God's desires for us?
  • Has this conversation prompted you to think about any changes in your life? How can the group help you/pray for you?

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