Series: Faith For Generations
Title: Taking God Seriously
Text: Deuteronomy 6:1-3
How can we take God seriously in our lives and help the next generation to do the same, so that they can live out their faith in an ever-changing environment?
What do you think it means to take God seriously? How do you think your life will be different if you start to take God more seriously?
Taking God seriously requires us to have the right understanding of God, which involves an appreciation of both His grace and His holiness. Which aspect of God do you tend to focus on more? What do you think can happen if you focus too much on one aspect at the expense of another?
Reflect on how you are spending your time, energy, and resources. What do you take most seriously in your life, and how does that compare with God’s position in your heart?
Parents, reflect on your interaction with your children. What does your conversation topic revolve around? How would your conversation with your children be different if you take their spiritual development more seriously?
To take God seriously, we must first understand God’s Word before we can obey it. What are some distractions or obstacles that may hinder believers from understanding and obeying His Word? How do you think you can practically re-orient your schedule so that you can spend time to listen to God? For families, how can your family schedule and prioritise learning and doing God’s Word together as a family?
What are specific areas where God may be nudging you to take His command or promise more seriously? How would you respond to His prompting?