Life Group Questions – 4/16

Solid Ground – A Study of Deuteronomy 6
Read: Deuteronomy 6:1-9

“This is the command—the statutes and ordinances—the LORD your God has commanded me to teach you, so that you may follow them in the land you are about to enter and possess.  2  Do this so that you may fear the LORD your God all the days of your life by keeping all his statutes and commands I am giving you, your son, and your grandson, and so that you may have a long life.  3  Listen, Israel, and be careful to follow them, so that you may prosper and multiply greatly, because the LORD, the God of your ancestors, has promised you a land flowing with milk and
honey. 4

“Listen, Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.  5  Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.  6  These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart.  7  Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  8  Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead.  9  Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your city gates.

Transformation Questions:

  • Why do you think the Jewish people repeat the Shema (verses 4-5) on a daily basis?
  • What is so significant about the Greatest Commandment?
  • What is God’s model for teaching truth to the next generation?
  • Why do you think our culture outsources so many different things to “experts”? What is
    the danger of doing that with spiritual growth?
  • If you are a parent, what are some things you have done to build a healthy relationship
    with your child(ren)? If you aren’t a parent, what are some ways to build relationships
    with the next generation?
  • Why is it significant that there are so many action verbs (repeat, talk, bind, write)
    concerning how we share God’s truth with the next generation?
  • Are you ready to share the gospel with the next generation? How can we equip ourselves
    to be ready?
  • It is important to prioritize family devotions. What are some practical ways to have
    discussing about God during the course of your regular day?
  • How did your parents impact your spiritual walk? What about other adults? What did
    they do to disciple you?