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Following the Good Shepherd | Discussion Starters

  • July 2021 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.

  1. What skills did David learn in his vocation as a shepherd? How did they turn out to be useful in his battle against Goliath (July 2).
  2. What skills developed in your ordinary life might God use for a future step of faith?
  3. What do you think it was like for the Shepherd to become one of the sheep (July 8)?
  4. Why do you think God compares us to sheep?
  5. What qualities of a shepherd help us understand God’s character and His relationship wiith us?
  6. Sheep are prone to wander (July 12-13). So are we! How can we better train our own hearts toward faithfulness?
  7. What do you like most about being one of the sheep of God’s pasture (July 14)?
  8. Why is God so angered by false shepherds (July 16-18)?
  9. Can you explain the symbolism of the Passover meal (July 24-26)?
  10. How did Christ fulfill this symbolism (July 24-26)?
  11. In Scripture and Ancient Near Eastern culture, shepherds are an image often connected with kingship and leadership. What qualities make a bad leader?
  12. What qualities characterize a good leader or shepherd?

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