Monday, March 9, 2015

Wonderfalls Bible Study Week 2

Episode 2- Pink Flamingos

Proverbs 18:9

Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.

Hebrews 12:1-13
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith. For the sake of the joy that lay before him he endured the cross, despising its shame, and has taken his seat at the right of the throne of God. Consider how he endured such opposition from sinners, in order that you may not grow weary and lose heart. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood. You have also forgotten the exhortation addressed to you as sons:
“My son, do not disdain the discipline of the Lord
    or lose heart when reproved by him;
for whom the Lord loves, he disciplines;
    he scourges every son he acknowledges.”
Endure your trials as “discipline”; God treats you as sons. For what “son” is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are without discipline, in which all have shared, you are not sons but bastards. Besides this, we have had our earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them. Should we not [then] submit all the more to the Father of spirits and live? 10 They disciplined us for a short time as seemed right to them, but he does so for our benefit, in order that we may share his holiness. 11 At the time, all discipline seems a cause not for joy but for pain, yet later it brings the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who are trained by it.
12 So strengthen your drooping hands and your weak knees. 13 Make straight paths for your feet, that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed.

Philippians 4:10-14
 I rejoice greatly in the Lord that now at last you revived your concern for me. You were, of course, concerned about me but lacked an opportunity. 11 Not that I say this because of need, for I have learned, in whatever situation I find myself, to be self-sufficient. 12 I know indeed how to live in humble circumstances; I know also how to live with abundance. In every circumstance and in all things I have learned the secret of being well fed and of going hungry, of living in abundance and of being in need. 13 I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me. 14 Still, it was kind of you to share in my distress.

Reflect on the Bible passages in light of the film.

What do you think of Darrin’s attitude about the shoddy job the garbage men are doing?

What do you think of Darrin’s attitude about Jaye’s job?

What do you think of Darrin’s behavior towards the other workers at his hospital?

What is ‘discipline’?

How do we cultivate it?

Why does Paul feel so able to do the work God calls him to?

Why does Jaye feel so unable?

What advice could she glean from the Hebrews passage?

Why didn’t Jaye listen to the Flamingos?

Are the others right to be angry at Jaye? Why or why not?

Reflect on what happened to Jaye in light of the Proverbs passage?

How does Sharon act towards the woman she is dating?

What reasons does Jaye give as to why she doesn’t want to go to her reunion?

What do you think of Jaye’s complaining?

What does the Hebrews passage say about the difficulties we face in life?

What do you think of Jaye getting between Eric and his wife?

Why does Jaye listen to the second ‘get off you’re a&* message’?

How is Hebrews a ‘get off your ass’ message?

Reflect on this quote: “I don’t have a choice, I’m a puppet.”

Does Paul see himself as a puppet? Explain.

What does it say that Jaye is so embarrassed of her life? Should she be? Why or why not?

What is Paul’s attitude towards his own situation in life?

What is Mahandra’s plan concerning the reunion and what do you think of it?

What is Gretchen’s ‘party’ like?

Reflect on this quote: “here you can see that Robert doesn’t love me.”

Reflect on this quote: “I’ve given plenty for him…I changed religions for God’s sake…I’m not going 
to Heaven now…what more does he want from me?”

What has Paul given for Jesus Christ and the gospel?

What does Gretchen say of herself to Jaye concerning the reunion?

How does Paul see himself?

What does Gretchen say Jaye’s ‘gift’ is? Reflect on this.

What do you think of the chicken telling Jaye to ‘destroy Gretchen’?

What does it say that Jaye tries to avoid hurting Gretchen?

What does the Hebrews passage teach us about obedience to God?

What do you think of Jaye trying to follow her ‘gut’?

What does Paul follow in his life?

How did Jaye ‘destroy’ Gretchen?

Why isn’t Jaye’s mother mad at her?

Does Jaye strike you as a ‘happy’ person? Why or why not?

What does Paul say about ‘happiness’?

What could Jaye and Gretchen learn from Paul’s attitude about life and happiness?

What does Gretchen learn about her life from her admirer?

What do you think of the results of what happened?

Does this justify Jaye’s behavior? Does the call by the chicken justify it? Why or why not?

What do you think of the final encounter between Jaye and her father?

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