WARM UP:What is one of your proudest or most rewarding moments?
LEADER TIPS: You will want to tailor the discussion to the connection your group has to young adults. Are they young adults? Are they raising young adults? Are they grandparents to young adults? Customize the next steps to be most helpful to your group.
SET IT UP:When we’re young, we make decisions that have implications for the rest of our lives. As you grow older—you begin to reap the consequences of the choices you made when you were young—especially in our marriages and families. In Proverbs 8, the writer personifies wisdom as a person offering wisdom to any who would seek it. In this chapter, we see how to gain wisdom. Let’s talk about it.
CHAT IT UP
- What is some of the best advice you heard growing up?
- What did you do with that advice?
- Read Proverbs 8:1-3. Where can we find wisdom? (Everywhere.)
- How is wisdom different from intelligence?
- Read Proverbs 8:2-5. Who can find wisdom? (Anyone.)
- Pastor Steve said, “You don’t have to learn things the hard way. You can learn from someone else’s experience without having to repeat the same mistakes. It’s less painful because experience is a hard teacher.” Agree or disagree? Why?
- Andy Stanley said, “Experience doesn’t make you wiser. Evaluated experience makes you wiser.” Agree or disagree? Why?
- Read Proverbs 8:32-36. What lesson have you learned recently?
- If you are a young adult, what one change could you make that, looking back, you’ll be glad you did?
- If you are not a young adult, how can you help the younger generation make wise choices?
WRAP IT UP:Your present will become the past that shapes your future.
- What stuck out or challenged you the most from this morning’s message? Why that?
- What’s one change you can make today that can change the future you experience? Take a step!
Take some time now to pray over the young adults in your life.