"I am the vine; you are the branches." (John 15:5)

Mixing up Questions

The goal of our questions is always to get people to think. The plan is that as they think about the questions we ask, they are also thinking about how the topic should/could affect their life. We can help with that by asking questions like: “What does that look like in real life”?

It can be really challenging to our intellect to have a theoretical discussion on the significance of the lineage of David or why Melchizedek is an important figure, but if all we ever talk about are theoretical subjects, we never get around to talking about how we should be living today. If all we talk about is living today, the people in our group won’t understand the principles that guide the way we should live.

James 1:22 tell us “Do not merely listen to the Word and so deceive yourselves; do what it says”. People need to think about and then apply the things we talk about so that they not only gain knowledge, but also have the opportunity to leave with an idea or two about how they might live their lives differently this week. 

Here’s an article that discusses the different types of questions and why we as leaders ought to be using them!

Be deliberate in your next meeting and mix up your questions a little. See what you think of it and let me know how it goes!


July 29, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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