Time is a record of history. We can’t slow time, control it, or stop it, but we can apply time, “that we may gain a heart of wisdom” and glorify God.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What was one thing you found particularly interesting, insightful, helpful or difficult to understand from this Sunday?
- Did you make any New Year’s resolutions?
- Read and discuss Psalm 39:1-6, Psalm 90 and Ephesians 5:15-21. What do these verses tell us about God? What do they tell us about ourselves?
- What is time? What are things you like to do with your time? What are some things we cannot do with time?
- What does the world believe about time and how we should use it? How does that contrast with a biblical view of time?
- Do you feel that you generally use your time wisely? Why or why not?
- How has the gospel of Jesus changed how you view and use your time?
- Consider these lines from C.T. Studd’s poem: Only one life,’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last. What is one way you can apply gospel-centered wisdom to how you use your time?
- Spend some time in prayer together about what you’ve discussed, asking God to teach you to number your days, that you may gain a heart of wisdom.