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Getting Unstuck, Part 1

Today kicks off our new series, Getting Unstuck: Lessons from the Kings of Ancient Judah. In this message, we hear from pastor Norton Herbst as he unpacks a lesson on King Rehoboam and wise decision making.

Discussion Questions for Getting Unstuck Pt1 | October 13, 2019|Click here for a printable handout of the discussion questions.

Key Passages: 1 Kings 12:1-19

Discussion Questions

  1. What is the best advice you have ever received regarding a specific decision you had to make? 
  2. Read 1 Kings 12:1-14 out loud. Why do you think Rehoboam followed the advice of the young men? What factors might have influenced him?
  3. How do you typically approach making decisions (e.g., medium-level decisions)? Describe your process whether intentional or subconscious.
  4. Why do we often resist asking for other people’s counsel in important decisions? What about you personally? Do you resist it? Why?
  5. The message mentioned seeking counsel from people who have similar values, are ahead of you in life, and are able to tell the truth. Do you have people in each of these areas that you can consult? If not, why not?
  6. If someone asks you for counsel, how can you be helpful without trying to solve their problems for them?
  7. What is a decision you are facing right now where some outside counsel would be helpful? 

Moving Forward

  • If you feel challenged to ask for counsel, make a commitment to do that this week. Ask your group to hold you accountable and ask you about it next week. 
  • Is there someone who gave you helpful counsel in the last year? Call them or send them a thank-you note this week to express your gratitude.
  • Is there someone in your life that you would be willing to offer counsel on a regular basis? Without assuming anything, send that person a note saying that you appreciate them as a person and are available to listen or talk if they ever have a need.



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