June 16, 2018
Consider and discuss the following differences and results:
Read Genesis 15:1-5. Compare Abram’s belief in God’s promise, Genesis 15:5 with his actions later as he together with Sarai became impatient with God and took things in their own hands allowing the culture of the world they lived in (where this was done) to influence them. Genesis 16:1-6.
Discuss the differences between Saul, 1 Samuel 15:10-26, and David, Acts 13:22.
Read Psalm 23. How many things can you find in this Psalm about David that showed he was indeed “a man after God’s heart?”
Just think of all we have when we say, “The Lord is my shepherd.”
Dwelling in the house of the Lord speaks of paradise.
Conclusion: David had not only a “theology” of God, he had a “testimony” about God.
For more see: http://www.nuggetsoftruth.com/a_study_of_psalm_23.htm
Discuss Galatians 6:7-8 and how this applies to Christians.
What can you learn from the above examples to help you follow and rely on God whole heartedly?
Though the god of this world (2 Cor. 4:4) working through the sinful nature of people does all he can to thwart God’s work read and discuss the following two examples of God’s sovereignty.
How does God’s promise in Romans 8:28 assure you regardless of how circumstances look in your life?
Discuss John’s comment from Sunday’s message:
Reliance on the world leads to barrenness, despair and defeat in the Christian’s walk. Reliance on the Lord results in fruitfulness, joy and victory.
How should believers share the gospel with unbelievers in light of what Paul says in 2 Corinthians 4:4?