by Dan Lentz
1. Imagine your group is a book club this week. Contact members ahead of time and ask them to come prepared to talk about a favorite book, article, or story they’ve recently read. What did they like about it? What was unique? Who do they think should read it?
2. Continue to think of your group as a Bible Book Club. This week’s book is Proverbs 4:10-15, 20-27. Read it together as a group and answer the following questions:
• What specific themes did the author emphasize throughout these verses?
• What do you think the author is trying to get across to the reader?
• Did certain parts of these verses make you uncomfortable? If so, why did you feel that way?
• Did your reading lead you to a new understanding or awareness of some aspect of your life you might not have thought about before?
• How has reading these verses changed your opinion or view of the Lord’s instruction?
• To whom would you recommend these verses?
3. Close with a volunteer praying on the group’s behalf to “Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life” (v. 13).
T. Daniel Lentz works for the Small Group Network in Whitestown, Indiana.