Nov 27, 2022
God’s Mercy in Moses’ Calling – Exodus 3-4
Series: Exodus
God’s Mercy in Moses’ Calling – Exodus 3-4  God chooses to accomplish His mission through Moses, a weak and doubting vessel.   Before God calls Moses to his difficult mission, God mercifully reveals Himself to Moses and assures Moses that He will be with him.    God mercifully encourages the weak faith of Moses and makes concessions to help him embrace his mission.   Questions for Discussion & Application
  1. What questions do you have about today’s passage?
  2. How does today’s passage challenge you personally?
  3. When God calls us to a difficult task or to a difficult step of obedience, who must be the object of our focus if we are to be faithful?  
  4. Why does God choose to use weak and doubting vessels to accomplish His mission (see 2 Corinthians 12:9)? How have you seen this to be true?
  5. What difficult mission has God called all Christians to embrace? How has God encouraged you to embrace this mission?   
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  • Nov 27, 2022God’s Mercy in Moses’ Calling – Exodus 3-4
    Nov 27, 2022
    God’s Mercy in Moses’ Calling – Exodus 3-4
    Series: Exodus
    God’s Mercy in Moses’ Calling – Exodus 3-4  God chooses to accomplish His mission through Moses, a weak and doubting vessel.   Before God calls Moses to his difficult mission, God mercifully reveals Himself to Moses and assures Moses that He will be with him.    God mercifully encourages the weak faith of Moses and makes concessions to help him embrace his mission.   Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What questions do you have about today’s passage?
    2. How does today’s passage challenge you personally?
    3. When God calls us to a difficult task or to a difficult step of obedience, who must be the object of our focus if we are to be faithful?  
    4. Why does God choose to use weak and doubting vessels to accomplish His mission (see 2 Corinthians 12:9)? How have you seen this to be true?
    5. What difficult mission has God called all Christians to embrace? How has God encouraged you to embrace this mission?   
  • Nov 20, 2022God’s Promise & Plan – Exodus 1-2
    Nov 20, 2022
    God’s Promise & Plan – Exodus 1-2
    Series: Exodus
    God’s Promise & Plan – Exodus 1-2   In fulfillment of God’s promise and plan, Israel multiplied in Egypt despite oppression.     In fulfillment of God’s promise and plan, Moses was drawn out of the water that was meant to bring him death.      In fulfillment of God’s promise and plan, God heard the groaning of His people.   Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What questions do you have about today’s passage?
    2. How does today’s passage challenge you personally?
    3. How does it encourage you to see that the plans of Pharoah were repeatedly thwarted by God, especially when we consider what is happening in the world today?
    4. How does trusting in God’s promise and plan lead you to act with courageous obedience?
    5. When is the last time that you groaned to the Lord? How did you see His faithfulness?   
  • Nov 6, 2022Why Community? – Acts 2:37-47
    Nov 6, 2022
    Why Community? – Acts 2:37-47
    Why Community? – Acts 2:37-47  Because God’s plan has always been to create a community of people for Himself.  Because there is safety in the community of God’s people.   Because the community of God’s people shows the beauty of God to the world.   Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What questions do you have about today’s message?
    2. How does today’s message challenge you personally?
    3. As Americans we are conditioned to think in very individualistic ways. How does God’s Word challenge you to think less as an individual and more as a part of a church community?  What specific steps does this lead you to take? 
    4. How does it make you feel to know that you are part of such a wonderful community as the church?
    5. What impact has our church community had on your life personally?
    6. What examples have you noticed of God’s beauty being seen through our own church community?
  • Oct 30, 2022Singing Well – Psalm 96
    Oct 30, 2022
    Singing Well – Psalm 96
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What questions do you have about today’s passage?
    2. How does today’s passage challenge you personally?
    3. What songs of the faith have most ministered to you? Why?
    4. Is the Lord the audience that you think of when you sing in congregational worship?
    5. What can you do in order to better “sing to the Lord a new song”?
  • Oct 23, 2022How Should We Live in Light of the Coming Day of the Lord? – 2 Peter 3:11-18
    Oct 23, 2022
    How Should We Live in Light of the Coming Day of the Lord? – 2 Peter 3:11-18
    Series: II Peter
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What questions do you have about today’s passage?
    2. How does today’s passage challenge you personally?
    3. Why must we be convinced of Jesus’ return in order to live in a way that pleases God? What are some examples where we find this to be true?
    4. What does it look like in your everyday life to be waiting for the Day of God?
    5. In this book, Peter is seeking to guard believers from falling away from following Christ. What things have you learned from 2 Peter that will help you to persevere in the faith?        
  • Oct 16, 2022The Day of the Lord Will Come – 2 Peter 3:1-10
    Oct 16, 2022
    The Day of the Lord Will Come – 2 Peter 3:1-10
    Series: II Peter
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What questions do you have about today’s passage?
    2. How does today’s passage challenge you personally?
    3. What do the scoffers say in verse 4? Have you ever heard such scoffing?
    4. How does Peter respond to the scoffers in verses 5-9? How does this response encourage your own confidence that Jesus will return as He promised?
    5. We see in verse 9 that God delays His return of judgement because He is patient and merciful? What does the merciful heart of God compel you to prioritize in your own life in order to reflect His heart of mercy to others?
    6. According to verse 10, what will happen on the Day of the Lord? Are you prepared for this coming Day?    
  • Oct 9, 2022Another Look at the False Teachers – 2 Peter 2:10b-22
    Oct 9, 2022
    Another Look at the False Teachers – 2 Peter 2:10b-22
    Series: II Peter
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What questions do you have about today’s passage?
    2. How does this passage challenge you or encourage you?
    3. Why can the arrogant confidence of a false teacher make his teaching even more deceptive for an unstable believer?
    4. Why are the false teachers compared to irrational animals in our passage? How does the rejection of God and the truth about God lead people to look more like irrational animals than image bearers?
    5. The false teachers promised the freedom to live an unrestrained life. Why is doing whatever you want without restraint actually slavery instead of freedom?
    6. What truth from this passage encourages you to persevere in following Jesus?
    7. How will you apply today’s passage in your own life?
  • Oct 2, 2022Weeds in the Garden – 2 Peter 2:1-10
    Oct 2, 2022
    Weeds in the Garden – 2 Peter 2:1-10
    Series: II Peter
    1. What questions do you have about today’s passage?
    2. How does this passage challenge you or encourage you?
    3. What are some destructive heresies that the church faces today? Why might these heresies be appealing and seductive?
    4. How can we guard ourselves against destructive false teaching?
    5. In today’s passage we see many historical examples of God judging evil. What additional examples of this can we see in the Scripture?
    6. Today’s passage makes clear that God knows how to rescue the godly and judge the unrighteous. How does this reminder encourage you in your walk with the Lord?     
    7. How will you apply today’s passage in your own life?
  • Sep 25, 2022God has Spoken – 2 Peter 1:12-21
    Sep 25, 2022
    God has Spoken – 2 Peter 1:12-21
    Series: II Peter
    1. What questions do you have about today’s passage?
    2. How does this passage challenge you or encourage you?
    3. What spiritual truths do we need to be continually reminded of? What does God use to remind us of these truths?
    4. Why do we as Christians believe the Bible to be the written Word of God? What helps you to know this is true?
    5. How are you seeking to pay careful attention to the prophetic word (scripture) in your own life? Do you find it to be like a lamp shining in a dark place?   
    6. How will you apply today’s passage in your own life?
  • Sep 18, 2022Make Every Effort – 2 Peter 1:5-11
    Sep 18, 2022
    Make Every Effort – 2 Peter 1:5-11
    Series: II Peter
    1. What questions do you have about today’s passage?
    2. How does this passage challenge you or encourage you?
    3. Which good quality listed in verses 5-7 do you most need to make every effort to grow in?
    4. Give an example of how possessing these good qualities would prevent a Christian from being useless and unproductive. Do you have an example from your own life?
    5. Why would lacking these good qualities be the result of forgetting one’s own salvation?
    6. How will you apply today’s passage in your own life?