Friday, January 6, 2012

Spiritual conversation openers

Spiritual conversation openers

General issues

1. What gives most meaning to your life?

2. What, or who, are your sources of strength in your day-to-day living?

3. When you have problems or crises, how do you manage to get through them?

4. Is religion or God important to you?

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In what ways?

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If not, is there any particular reason why not?

5. Wouldn't you like to have faith in something?

Relationship questions

1. Does God (or a Higher Power) seem personal to you?

2. Do you feel close to God?

3. What is your picture of God?

4. What has God done for you?

5. How is God working in your life right now?

6. Are you comfortable with God's guidelines and laws for living?

7. Do you feel there are any barriers between you and God?

8. Have you ever felt anything against God?

9. Have you ever done anything for which you feel God could not forgive you?

10. Do you understand the way to forgiveness and what it means?

11. Do you feel God has a plan for your life?

12. Do you feel you are living up to what you feel God expects of you?

Devotional life and practice

1. What kinds of devotional readings do you like?

2. What are your favorite authors, writings?

3. Do you like religious music? Kinds? Favorites?

4. Do you read the Bible?

5. Do you understand what you read?

6. Does Bible reading help in living? How?

7. Is prayer a meaningful part of your devotional life?

8. Do you feel you are growing spiritually?

The Church

1. Are you involved in a church?

2. Is your church helpful to you?

3. Do you attend the worship services of your church?
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