THE WAY OF WISDOM

In Pursuit of God's Supernatural Wisdom
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In life we have many pursuits. Love, wealth, popularity, meaning, education, etc. However, there is one pursuit that brings fulfillment to all the rest. In fact, Proverbs 8 says, “Wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things that may be desired cannot be compared to it.”

Obtaining wisdom from God is the greatest pursuit of life! The good news is that God stores up wisdom for the righteous, allowing them to take all they desire. Wisdom is threaded throughout many experiences in scripture, and in this series we’ll examine various encounters where wisdom flowed from God to mankind, gaining wisdom from God’s storehouse.

Each week, we’ll post a brief video discussion starter, along with a scripture setting your group will examine together.

The schedule will play out something like this…

  • 7:00 – Time of fellowship and catching up (Some groups will have snacks in homes or at the church, and some will meet at restaurants and coffee shops) (about 5 minutes)
  • 7:05 – Pray together for the group meeting (about 5 minutes)
  • 7:10 – Share feedback about the previous week’s discussion (about 5 minutes)
  • 7:15 – Watch discussion starter video (About 3 to 5 minutes long)
  • 7:20 – Read scripture selection (about 10 minutes)
    • One person reads it in the King James Version
    • Another person reads it in a modern language or amplified version for more clarity such as NLT, MSG, NET, AMP, etc
  • 7:30 – As a group, retell the scripture passage in your own words, working together to build the story and fill in gaps. (about 5 minutes)
  • 7:35 – Discuss together how the topic and scripture setting applies to your life personally, and to the mission and direction of the church. The discussion handout will have some tweetable statements to use use as discussion points. (About 25 to 30 minutes)
  • At the end of the group, you’ll get the scripture passages for the next group meeting.

Ground Rules

 Here are some ground rules that will help each group session be fulfilling and rewarding for everyone…

  • No one person should speak for more than about two minutes at a time. This gives opportunity for everyone to share.
  • And on that note, everyone should attempt to participate in the discussion! While it’s not always possible, this should be the rule not the exception.
  • Absolutely no “hyperlinking“. This means no referring to another Bible study, preacher or author, sermon, verse, or text. Discussion should simply be based on the video, scripture passage, and personal experiences around those. This allows the scripture to speak for itself, God to breathe through it, and everyone to be on equal footing.
  • The only teacher in the room is the Holy Spirit. That being said, your group leader is the authority and facilitator to keep the discussion on-track and in-line with our church’s doctrine. Please respect and allow them to enforce these guidelines to ensure a great group experience!

Are you ready? Let’s move life forward together!

 

Discussion Guides

Way of Wisdom – Discussion 5

Jesus Seeing the Higher Purpose Pray Pray together for the group meeting, and any pressing needs within the group. Review Each week you'll spend some time reviewing the previous week's lesson. Did anything happen last week that brought the lesson to mind, and what did...

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Way of Wisdom – Discussion 4

Moses From Curiosity to Faith Pray Pray together for the group meeting, and any pressing needs within the group. Review Each week you'll spend some time reviewing the previous week's lesson. Did anything happen last week that brought the lesson to mind, and what did...

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Way of Wisdom – Discussion 3

Jacob Deceived by His own Lack of Curiosity Pray Pray together for the group meeting, and any pressing needs within the group. Review Each week you'll spend some time reviewing the previous week's lesson. Did anything happen last week that brought the lesson to mind,...

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Way of Wisdom – Discussion 2

Joseph Wisdom in Seeing Past The Circumstances Pray Pray together for the group meeting, and any pressing needs within the group. Review Each week you'll spend some time reviewing the previous week's lesson. Did anything happen last week that brought the lesson to...

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Way of Wisdom – Discussion 1

Abraham The Man Who Dared to give Counsel to God Pray Pray together for the group meeting, and any pressing needs within the group. Review Each week you'll spend some time reviewing the previous week's lesson. Did anything happen last week that brought the lesson to...

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