• How have I experienced the “mercies of God”?
  • What have been my feelings about temperance standards such as diet, alcohol, and smoking?
  • How does viewing temperance as a response to God’s love change my perspective of temperance?
  • Why doesn’t God simply bless everyone like He does Daniel? Why do you think cooperation is important to God?
  • What are instances in your life where you have experienced how your diet has impacted your mind? How does temperance affect one’s spiritual perception?
  • What are instances in your life where you have reaped the natural benefits of temperance?
  • How does our popular culture view temperance?
  • How does the Christian community view temperance?
  • Have you ever experienced or seen where diet has been viewed as a way of earning salvation?
  • Have you ever experienced or seen a situation where someone says it doesn’t matter what you eat or drink because you are already saved? What are the pitfalls of either of these two positions?
  • What are some ways that we can experience God’s “mercies” more?