1. This week we’re talking about risk taking. What’s one of the greatest risks you feel you’ve ever taken?
2. Do you agree or disagree with the idea that even those who may naturally take more risks in life don’t seem to have an advantage to being risk takers when it comes to their faith?
3. Reread 1 Chron. 11:22-24. What’s the biggest thing that impresses you about Benaiah in these verses?
4. Chasing the lion into a pit on a snowy day doesn’t seem to fit with the other exploits of him mentioned. It seems like God just wants us to know how brave he was and willing to take big risks. Why could this be critical for each of our lives?
5. Discuss some of the quotes mentioned from the book In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day.
a. “The genealogy of blessing always traces back to God-ordained risk.”
b. “What sets lion chasers apart isn’t the outcome. It’s the courage to chase God-sized dreams.”
c. “Society's goal is to make us less foolish. From the cradle to grave the pressure is on: "Be normal!" Our inner fool may be shackled and caged by a world made to suppress it, but Jesus came to free the fool.”
6. Fear is often the thing that holds us and our faith back. Yet read 2 Tim. 1:7 and talk about what elements of fear in your faith walk you could take on this week.