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This Week's Discussion Guide
Discussion Starter: As you grew up, what was discipline like in your home? Did you view it as positive or negative?
Read Hebrews 12:7-11
The Hebrew writer does not say all hardships are punishment, rather he tells us to endure hardship as discipline. Discuss the positive side of discipline. Share a lesson you learned the hard way.
LIFE CHANGING DISCIPLINES
Meditate on God’s Word – Psalm 1:1-2
What does it mean to meditate on God’s Word? How is it different than studying? What are the benefits of meditating on God’s Word?
Be Thankful - 1 Thessalonians 5:18
What are the benefits of being grateful? Why do we struggle with gratitude?
Serve - Mark 10.43-44
Would you consider service a spiritual discipline? What are some ways you can serve those who walk beside you in this life (Your spouse, friends, coworkers)?
Pray – Romans 12:12
The Bible commands us to pray constantly and to pray without ceasing. How is that lived out in the life of a believer? What are some barriers to consistent prayer?