Talk It Out- Kings, Week 3
These questions and thoughts are designed to help you create connection in your Community Group.
*Start Talking: Find a conversation starter for your group from the following questions…
- What do you look for in a friend?
- Are you a listener or a talker?
“Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years. He did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight and followed the example of his ancestor David. He did not turn away from doing what was right.” 2 Chronicles 34:2
It’s much easier to hate.
It’s much easier to criticize.
It’s much easier to fall into negative life patterns and stay living in them.
It’s much easier to see the glass HALF EMPTY than half FULL.
Josiah did not let his PAST determine the FUTURE.
Just because he shared the same DNA with one of Judah’s most evil KINGS didn’t mean he had to follow in the same footsteps or life patterns.
When it came to God, King Josiah did not WAIVER.
For all of you who had crappy relationships with a mentor or father, or you grew up in literal chaos …Josiah is an EXAMPLE that there is HOPE!!! With God even generational weaknesses can be overcome.
Josiah understood the power of HONORING AUTHORITY.
Josiah didn’t just look at what culture or even his grandfather had done… he really wanted to learn what GOD’s word taught — and how he should respond. This wasn’t just for his own sake, but for the sake of the people, he led…. we have the same opportunity…
Josiah just did what was RIGHT.
We see this time and again throughout scripture. Those that want to please the heart of God follow diligently what the Lord has asked through His Word.
We find Josiah taking his last breath not in the palace but fighting for his people on the battlefield…
Who has authority in our lives - culture, or GOD?
What areas of your life do you need more of God’s authority in?
*End in Prayer:
Take some time to pray together as a group- share requests/needs/praises. You can pray in smaller groups of 2 or 3, or all together. Take turns praying for one another and encourage one another to pray throughout the week for all things.
Challenge one another to take the time to pray through all areas that you need God’s authority over this week. Connect with each other and encourage one another as you go through the week praying.