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Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions:

1. What are the dangers of not having confidence in prayer? What kind of prayer crosses the

line from confident to arrogant or presumptuous?

2. How did Peter know the lame man would be healed or Dorcas would raise from the dead?

What is the difference for us today?

3. How does knowing you have eternal life help you to have more confidence in your prayer

life? What kinds of things make you doubt your eternal situation? How does this lack of

confidence turn you to introspection?

4. How have you seen God answer your prayers in the 4 different ways mentioned in the

sermon (Yes, No, Delay, Offer something different)? How can John assert with confidence

that God hears us and we have what we request when His answers can be no, wait, or

offer us something different?

5. How often do you pray using Scripture to guide you or to set your agenda? What makes

this a powerful way to guide you?

Discussion Questions:

1. What makes confession of sin a difficult thing to do?

2. What struggle with deceit do you have? How much of it begins with covering up what you

know is not right in your own life?

3. Describe the battle you experience when you feel limitations placed upon your desires?

How does one reach a place of overcoming this?

4. Why did catching so many fish shake Peter up the way it did? What experiences have you

had with being moved this way by Jesus’ activity in your life?

5. What does it mean to confess your future? How does this help you to overcome the battle

your flesh still wages against righteousness and holy living?

Discussion Questions:

1. What are the responsibilities that come with being part of the priesthood of God? What are

the sacrifices we are called to make as part of God’s priesthood today? What does it take

for our sacrifices to be acceptable to God?

2. In what ways is prayer more of a vital organ, like the heart, instead of an appendage, like

an arm or leg? If prayer is a vital organ, how do you protect it and keep it healthy? What

could Garden Ridge do differently as a corporate body to help with this?

3. What struggles do you have with treating God as less than what He is? How often do you

fall into the snare of giving God less than your best while asking Him to bless what is

going on in your life? What helps you to stay focused, so your walk with God is vibrant and


4. Why is it more important to have deeper disciples than more disciples? How would this aim

affect the way things are done in our times of gathering for worship & fellowship?

5. Why is it important to recognize and embrace that the purpose of all things is to bring glory

to God? How would remembering this when gathering for worship help you to be more

engaged and excited in worship?

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