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How God Works Through Failure

  • June 2020 Issue
Discussion Starters

We hope these questions will help you consider (or discuss with others) what God is teaching you through this month’s study of His Word. We’ve left a bit of room to write down your thoughts as well!

  1. Which Bible character in this month's study do you relate to the most? Why?
  2. What is the difference between sinful and non-sinful failure?
  3. How is God's perspective on failure different from our own?
  4. How should understanding God’s view of failure affect our daily Christian walk?
  5. What do you think constitutes "success" or "failure" in prayer (see June 5)?
  6. Jonah first disobeyed the Lord's call and later obeyed only grudgingly (see June 10). How then do we look at the results of his ministry?
  7. Since no one responded rightly to the prophet Jeremiah (see June 12), did he fail? Why or why not?
  8. In what ways is a "sin of omission" a sin in God's eyes (see June 19)?
  9. Consider sins of omission in your own life. How should we repent of this kind of wrongdoing?
  10. How and why might doubt cross the line into being sinful (see June 4 and 27)?
  11. How does God’s unchanging, unfailing nature affect your daily Christian walk (see June 23, 29, 30)?
  12. Have you ever experienced something you viewed as failure that ended up being used by God for a positive outcome?