- Are you a natural risk taker?
- What things are you prepared to risk for? And at what cost?
- And what would hold you back from taking a risk?
- Try to think through specific situations you face at work, or in other parts of your life.
As a Christian …
- What risk do you face from following God?
- Is there a risk in being known as a Christian?
- Are you ever asked/told to do things that you have to say no to? Does that cost you?
- Do you ever have to defend something or someone because of being a Christian, at a cost to yourself?
- Are you ever tempted to compromise in these areas in order to avoid the cost?
Relating to God …
- If you didn’t have a guarantee that something would work, what would you attempt that would be worth the risk?
- How do you relate to God over that question?
Risk at work …
- Does the quality of your work cause a risk for others?
- At what point will you say something’s good enough, even though there’s a risk that it could fail at a cost to others?
- Is your property or workplace safe for you and others?
- How much would it cost to make it safer?
- How do you decide whether to pay that cost?
Read Exodus 21:28-36.
- How is this relevant for today?
- Do any of your property, tools, or work have the potential to harm others?
- What precautions do you take to minimise the risk?
- What would you do if something went wrong?
Read 1 Samuel 13:23-14:14.
- Why did Jonathan take this risk? What might it have cost him?
- What basis did he have for believing it was worth the risk?
- Do you face situations where you think God might help you, but you’re not sure?
- What helps you decide whether it’s worth the risk?
- How do you relate with God about that?
Read Acts 20:17-21:15.
- What was Paul trying to achieve?
- What could it cost him?
- Why did he think it was worth the risk?
- Why were the people in Acts 21:10-14 reluctant to let Paul take that risk?
- How do you respond to people you love following God, at likely cost to themselves?