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1 Reflection Questions This section of the book features questions for reflection related to each chapter. The suggested uses are the following: 1) For an individual study, the reader can use these questions to help process the information contained in each chapter. 2) In group study, a small group leader can utilize the questions to facilitate a group discussion. Chapter 1 1. How would you answer the question, Who is Jesus? 2. What was Jesus purpose for coming to earth? 3. What are the roles of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit? Chapter 2 1. Why do you think Jesus should be given the title the Greatest Of All Times? 2. How do you imitate Jesus words and actions in your own life? 3. What did Jesus mean when He said Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father? Chapter 3 1. How does Jesus interaction with the widow of Nain affect your perception of Him? 2. Have you ever gone through a personal struggle and believed that Jesus felt your pain? Explain how He helped you.

2 Reflection Questions How would you tell someone else that Jesus has the power to turn a negative situation into a positive one? Chapter 4 1. Do you agree with Solomon s findings that pursuing material things does not bring real satisfaction? Why or why not? 2. If you were given a great deal of money, how would you spend it? 3. What do you think of Jesus claim that He alone can give ultimate fulfillment? Chapter 5 1. The Bible says God created Adam and Eve as perfect human beings. How did man s sin of rebellion enter the world? 2. Why do you think that a person s good behavior alone is not enough to please God? 3. What did Jesus mean when He said it would be better to lose an eye or a hand than for someone to sin with their body parts? Chapter 6 1. What did God do to answer the problem that man s rebellion caused? 2. How do we see God s mercy and justice displayed at the cross? 3. If Jesus had not died on the cross for our sins, what do you think would have happened to us?

3 190 YOU RE GROUNDED Chapter 7 1. Why does the Bible teach that Christianity stands or falls on the resurrection of Christ? 2. What gives us the confidence that Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead? 3. Why is it important for us that Jesus is still alive? Chapter 8 1. Explain what Jesus meant when He made this statement to Nicodemus: No one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again? 2. Have you been made a new creation in Christ? 3. Name two people you will tell if you have decided to trust in Jesus. What will you say to them? Prepare your presentation in advance. Chapter 9 1. What does the term justification mean? 2. What does the term sanctification mean? 3. Explain the difference between our new nature in Christ and our old sin nature. Chapter How is the Bible different from other books? 2. In what ways do you experience enjoyment from reading the Bible? 3. What are some challenges you face in reading your Bible? 4. What does the Scripture mean when it says the Word of God is alive and active?

4 Reflection Questions 191 Chapter In your own words, what does the word prayer mean? 2. Why do you think God wants us to pray? 3. From this chapter, what are some ideas about prayer that you will put into practice? Chapter Why does the Bible say that obedience is the test of your love for God? 2. In what ways do you think it would help you to obey if you were to study Jesus example of obedience? 3. How will you incorporate those actions into your daily routine? Chapter Why do you think Paul used the analogy of athletic training to teach about spiritual discipline? 2. Why is it necessary for us to use spiritual disciplines to train ourselves in godly ways? 3. Do you have a mentor to help you set some spiritual goals for your life? If not, are your praying for God to send you one? 4. In what ways does a mentor guide someone through the process of developing spiritual maturity? Chapter What is the purpose of the local church? 2. What are the characteristics of a healthy local church?

5 192 YOU RE GROUNDED 3. What are the characteristics of a healthy church member? Chapter What makes serving others rewarding? What can make serving others difficult? 2. How does Jesus example influence your thinking about serving? 3. What are some ways you can begin to serve right now? Chapter What is the one thing we must do to be in a right relationship with our Creator God? 2. Why is it important for Christians to share with others about their faith in Jesus? 3. What steps can you take to be more comfortable in sharing with people you know about Jesus? Chapter What lessons did Jesus parable about the Good Samaritan teach us? 2. What is one injustice in society that bothers you? 3. What steps can you take to do your part in that area to further the cause of biblical justice? Chapter What qualities do you think made Jesus a great leader? 2. Which of His leadership qualities would you like to imitate?

6 Reflection Questions Name a place where you are currently seen as a leader. What is one thing from this chapter you have learned that can help you to be a better leader?

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