Reach 901: Week 2 (4.9.17)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

There are more questions that can probably be answered in the time you have. Don’t try to answer all the questions. Decide beforehand which questions are more appropriate for your group or which will elicit more discussion and reflection.

  1. Who is the greatest person you have ever met personally? What made them great in your eyes?

  2. Read Judges 6:11-17. What were Gideon’s questions? What do they reveal about Gideon? When do you tend to feel like Gideon?

  3. What would you say to someone who doubts God’s presence in his or her life?

  4. Read Judges 6:25-32. Why is home sometimes the hardest place to practice our faith? Have you ever had to do or say something difficult in your home because of your loyalty to Jesus?

  5. Read Judges 6:36-40. What was Gideon trying to discover by “laying out a fleece?” Is it wrong or ok to lay out a fleece or ask God for a sign? Why or why not?

  6. How has God prepared you to be of service to others?

  7. How has God given you guidance at key times?

  8. Read Judges 7:1-8. What in the world was God doing in reducing the army by 99%?

  9. Read Judges 7:16-22. Why did Gideon’s strategy work?

  10. Bonus - how would you answer this question: “Why would God tell the Israelites to exterminate the Canaanites completely? This is cruel and unfair and unloving. I could never believe in a god who ordered the extermination of men, women and children.”