Tool Help: HRQ

From February 16th until March 29th, all LIFE Group leaders will begin trying to use the HRQ Tool along with the Heart Tree Diagram tool.  Please read below for support on how to implement the HRQ Tool.  [NOTE: This tool comes from Paul Tripp’s book Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands and Garrett Higbee’s ministry at Harvest Bible Chapel –]

As you use the Heart Tree Diagram tool to begin helping your group members assess their heart’s motives and desires so they can respond to the circumstances of their life with godly instead of sinful fruit, the HRQ (Heart Revealing Questions) tool can be of great assistance.

This tool is simply a series of  penetrating questions that gradually probe into deeper depths of the heart.  Questions are often the best way to get to know and understand someone.  They typically avoid any pretense of judgment, allowing people to share with greater freedom.

The questions help someone think through a difficult circumstance and how they are presently handling it.  They are as follows:

1.  Describe the situation…

2.  What were you thinking or feeling?

3.  What did you want?

4.  How did you respond?

5.  What were the outcomes or consequences?

6.  What do you think God is trying to teach you through this?


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