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Small Group Discussion Guide


The Path


Share a story about a time when you were lost.


1. The Key Principle in this message is: Direction, not intention, determines your destination.

  • As full-proof as this principle is in the arena of driving, why do we struggle believing this principle in other areas of our lives?

2. Read Proverbs 7:6-9. Why do young people often lack judgment?

3. Read Proverbs 7:10-14. This woman’s last statement in verse 14 essentially means she has been to the temple and offered a sacrifice for her sins.

  • Read I John 1:9. How do Christians sometimes use confession of their sins and the promise of God’s forgiveness as an excuse to sin?
  • Read Galatians 6:7. What does God have to say about thinking we can get away with willful sin in our lives?

4. Read Proverbs 7:15-23 

  • Why do you think Solomon uses such grave terminology to describe what’s going to happen to this young man?

5. Read Proverbs 7:24-27

  • What is Solomon’s admonition to all of us (see verse 25)?
  • How might you apply this admonition to your life?


  • Direction, not intention, determines your destination. Consider the different areas of your life below, and answer the question: ‘Are the paths you’re on going to get you where you want to be?’

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