Bible Study

To Save a Life - Freshman Year Study

Jake is at the funeral of Roger Dawson and recounts the last time they actually talked. After a basketball game their freshman year, Jake and Roger had made plans hang out, but Amy, pretty freshman cheerleader, invited Jake to a party instead.  Jake asked if Roger could come along, but Amy said there was only room for one more in their car.

“A man with many friends may be harmed, but there is a friend who stays closer than a brother.”  - Proverbs 18:24

Discussion Questions

  1. Jake’s life changed after he hit that shot during the basketball game.  How did that put Jake in a tough situation after the game?   What promise did he make previously?

  2. Amy looked at Roger and made an instant decision.  What were the consequences of her choice?

  3. Put yourself in Roger’s place. How would you have felt after Jake told Roger the bad news?  What you would have said to Jake in that situation?  How influential is peer pressure in your school? 

  4. Read Proverbs 18:24.  How would the application of this verse affect what happened between Jake and Roger?  How can you apply this verse to a current relationship in your life?

  5. This situation is not uncommon in relationships today.  What are some ways you can avoid this from happening in your life?

Bible Reference: 
Proverbs 18