By Michael C. Mack
1. What is the most important lesson you’ve ever learned from the example of someone older (even if it was a negative example)?
Read 1 Corinthians 10:6-22.
2. What were some of the lessons that Paul said the church should learn from the negative examples of the Israelites?
3. How might self-assurance, overconfidence, or cockiness in your walk with God be a danger sign?
4. What does Paul’s reference to the Lord’s Supper teach us about trying to serve two masters (Matthew 6:24)?
5. Is your Christian heritage or baptism a guarantee of success in your Christian life? Why or why not?
6. How much can you depend on past spiritual highs and successes in your current walk with God?
7. What will God do and what must you do when you face temptation? (Also see Matthew 4:1-11; 26:41; 1 Peter 5:8; and James 4:7 for more help on dealing with temptation.)
8. Subgroup by gender and pray for each other to have the Holy Spirit’s power to flee from sin.
Michael Mack is the author of 16 small group books and discussion guides, including I’m a Leader . . . Now What? (Standard Publishing). He also leads church training events and consults with churches through his ministry, Small Group Leadership (www.smallgroupleadership.com).