House Beautiful

Week 2

Conversation Starter

If you could reach any goal without putting in any of the efforts, what would it be?

Discussion Questions

  • Read Jeremiah 17:9 How does this Scripture stand in opposition to our “Follow your heart” culture? What should we be following? [The truth of God’s word should be our standard for our thoughts, feelings, and actions.]
  • Read Ephesians 5:3. Are there places where we are tempted to write ourselves a pass when it comes to purity in our lives? [Entertainment, money, sex.]
  • How do you make purity a priority in your home?
            • Defend – How do you defend your purity?
            • Defer – How do you refer to God’s Word in your life?
            • Depend – How do you depend on God for your purity?
  • Read 1 Samuel 16:7. What does it look like to parent the heart and not the actions? [Celebrate when you see Jesus in them. Have conversations about high standards instead of rules about high standards. “Let’s value this together.” How can I help vs. this is how it is.]
  • How do you cultivate a pure heart?
            • Read Psalm 51:10. [Ask God to create one in you. Spend time in His Word. Make purity a priority.]

Pray

  • Ask God to clean any impurity in your heart and life. Ask Him to remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26). Ask Him to create in you a clean heart and cultivate a desire to set an example of purity in your home and create an environment of love and genuine desire to seek God’s will in all ways. 

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