Sunny Hills Growth Group, Week of June 28, 2020

OPENING QUESTIONS

1.  What is your typical “wake-up” time?

2.  What are your “4th of July” plans?

QUICK REVIEW


This week we … looked at how to maintain a life-work balance.

Looking back at your notes from this week’s sermon, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?

DIGGING DEEPER

Where does laziness come from?

[   ]       Exhaustion.

[   ]       Learned.

[   ]       Sin.

[   ]       Ignorance.

[   ]       Ineptitude.

[   ]       Indifference

Proverbs 6:9-11,9  How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? 10  A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest– 11  and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.

  • The definition of a “sluggard” is a “habitually lazy person.” What habit is listed in this verse that contributes to laziness?
  • What is the best time to get up in the morning?
  • When does “resting” cross the line into “laziness”?
  • What is the penalty listed in this verse for laziness?

Proverbs 23:4-5, Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to know when to quit. 5 In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly away like an eagle.

  • What does this verse list as a poor motive for “wearing yourself out”?
  • What do you imagine could be a good motive for “wearing yourself out”?
  • A wise person knows when to ___________ ?
  • When should a person quit his/her job?
  • Why do you think this proverb suggests that wealth is temporary and unstable?

APPLICATION

Generally speaking, are poor people lazy?

What could a poor person do to overcome poverty?

What is the difference between “working longer”, “working harder”, and “working smarter”?

What advice would you give to a friend who was having a hard time getting enough sleep?

Exodus 20:8-10a, “Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. [9]  You have six days each week for your ordinary work, [10]  but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the LORD your God. On that day no one in your household may do any work.

  • What is difficult for you about maintaining “a Sabbath days rest”?
  • What are the benefits of keeping the Sabbath holy?

Due to economic conditions, management just sent out a memo saying your duties have doubled, overtime is canceled, and vacation days are now unpaid.  How do you respond?