Chapter 2: The Good Teacher
Editor’s Note: This is a short article for the purpose to generate conversation based on the book The Good Life by Trip Lee. Please join us on each Thursdays for our book discussion.*
Last week we looked at some of the lies we believe when we consider what the good life should look like. Today we read that the only one who can lead us to the good life is God. He is the Good Teacher. Lee reminds us of who God is. “He is God. That statement in itself says more about Him than anything else could. He is the all-powerful Creator, Sustainer, and Owner of all things, including you and me,” (p 30). God is good. He is not like you and I. He is set apart—holy. We have sinned. Yet God desires good for us. We can choose to follow someone or something else but we were only made to follow God.
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God offers to lead us to the good life through His son, Jesus. This is not just a message for unbelievers. We are called to follow the leader.
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What might be keeping you from following God? The road to following Christ is often a road of death– death to self–but it leads to life. Do you think that it can become difficult to preserve when the false “good life” looks so good? What steps might you take to remember that the gospel truly is good news?
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*Each chapter synopsis assumes the reader as read the chapter and will not be in-depth. The discussion questions are open to anyone so please, join in even if you missed your reading this week or do not own the book.