Connect Group Questions Week of 10/15-10/21



Q1 – Describe your dream vacation. Everyone answer – 30 second limit. 



Q2 – To honor means to add value.  Describe how you can add value to someone.



Q3 – The 5th Commandment is to Honor your Mother & Father.  Why didn’t God just say honor your elders or honor your family?  Why do you think honoring our parentage is so important to God that it made it into the top 10?



Digging Deeper:

2 Tim 3:1-5

3 You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 3 They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!

Look at this list:

  • Love only self
  • Love money
  • Arrogant
  • Proud
  • Scoffing at God – the word scoff means to make fun of, dismiss, make light of, or belittle;
  • Disobedient to parents
  • Ungrateful
  • Consider nothing sacred
  • Unloving 
    • Think of 1 Corinthians 13
      • Impatient, unkind, jealous, prideful, demanding their own way, irritable, keeping track when others are wrong, rejoicing in injustice.  Give up, lose faith, no hope and no endurance.
  • Unforgiving
  • Lie about others
  • No self-control
  • Cruel
  • Hate what is good
  • Betray their friends
  • Reckless
  • Full of pride
  • Love pleasure rather than God
  • Phony religious piety
  • But nothing real

Wow – look at that list.  Pretty much a list of the most horrible things.  And right in the middle of it is, disobedience to parents.  I doubt anyone today, if we were making a list of the most horrible things, would add disobedience to parents to the list.

This really says something about how God sees this issue.  Discuss…