Jonathan K. Dodson,“Gospel-Centered Questions to Ask,” appendix 1 in Gospel-Centered Discipleship (Re:Lit; Wheaton: Crossway, 2012), 155–56 (formatting added):
Here is a list of questions to help you cultivate gospel motivations.
Questions 11–15 are taken from Sam Storms’s bookA Sincere and Pure Devotion to Christ.
- you desire more than anything else?
- What do you find yourself daydreaming or fantasizing about?
- What lies do you subtly believe that undermine the truth of the gospel?
- Are you astonished with the gospel?
- Where have you made much of yourself and little of God?
- Is technology interrupting your communion with God?
- Is work a source of significance? How?
- Where do your thoughts drift when you enter a social setting?
- What fears keep you from resting in Christ?
- What consumes your thoughts when you have alone time?
- When people see how you spend money, do they conclude that God is a priceless treasure, exceedingly valuable above all worldly goods?
- When people observe your relationship with others, are they alerted to the power of Christ’s forgiveness of you that alone accounts for your forgiveness of them?
- If you are complimented for some accomplishment, does the way you receive it drive onlookers to give thanks to the Lord?
- Is your use of leisure time or devotion to a hobby or how you speak of your spouse the sort that persuades others that your heart is content with what God is for you in Christ?
- Does your reaction to bad news produce in you doubt or fear, or does it inspire confidence to trust in God’s providence?