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Small Group Discussion Questions

Message Discussion Questions
For the Week of August 2nd

"Envy"

1.    What is the most exotic location you’ve ever visited? Where would you love to visit some day?
 
2.    What kind of things were you envious of as a kid? How has that changed or stayed the same as you’ve gotten older? 

3.    Dave said, “Comparison always leads to pride or insecurity” If that’s the case, then why do we find ourselves constantly comparing ourselves to others? 

4.    Dave gave 4 tips to manage envy: 1) Eliminate whatever stirs discontent in you | 2) Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today | 3) Count your blessings | 4) Find ways to celebrate the success of others.

Which one do you find most challenging and why do you think that’s the case?

5.    Read Proverbs 27:4 “Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?”
 
This verse seems to imply that jealousy (envy) may be worse that anger or fury. Do you agree with that? Why or why not? 

6.    This week’s next step is to ask God to help us manage the envy in our hearts. What are some practical steps you can take towards managing envy when it rears its ugly head?