What is some of the best advice you have ever been given? When
and how did/do you apply that advice? Who or what do you trust
the most and why?
MAIN PASSAGE: Proverbs 3:1-10
This passage was written by a wise and loving father to his son
who is coming of age. The connotation is that it is now time for the
son to RISE to the occasion and apply what the father has taught
him. It’s clear that the father wants the very best for his son and
has a heart for the son to thrive.
1. What does the father promise will happen if the son heeds his
2. What are some ways that we might apply vs. 5 in our lives
today? (Consider the promise in Isaiah 26:3)
3. In vs. 6, the charge is to ”acknowledge” (the Lord) in all our
ways. What might that look like, or how might that play out in our
4. In vs. 7 the instruction is given to ”fear the Lord, and turn away
from evil.” What does that mean?
5. How would someone apply the advice given in vs. 9?
READ John 6:1-14
In the story, Andrew found a boy who had
”five barley loaves and two fish.” What happened when the boy
gave the food to Jesus?
Read Mark 10:17-31
What does Jesus promise in vs. 29 -30?
BRINGING IT HOME - CLOSING QUESTIONS:
Why is trusting the Lord an important aspect of the RISE Initiative
and my life? (Consider John 15:5, Philippians 2:13 and 4:13, Eph
3:20, and 1 Corinthians 2:9)
What would it look like for me to trust God more than I do now?
What scares me more: no God or no money?
If I trust God more, what am I scared that He will do or take?
Can someone truly worship God without trusting God?