Three encouraging reminders from Exodus 23 about how God does great things through ordinary people.
Exodus 23:20-33 | Proverbs 3:5-6.
ONE FINAL QUESTION: What do I need to start taking ?
SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS
What Do You Think?
What struck a chord with you from Sunday’s service?
The story of your life.
- Can you think of anything you were sure at one time was a good thing to do/goal to set/item to buy only to realize later that you actually benefited from it not happening or taking longer than you planned? If so, explain.
- On Sunday, we saw that every believer can have total assurance that God is never done and that something good is always around the corner. We also sang a popular song by Mandisa called “It’s Not Over.” Tell about a time when you saw good come out of a situation that seemed like it wouldn’t be good at first.
Digging Deeper in God’s Word.
- Pastor Kyle talked about how getting into the Promised Land happens one step at a time (little by little). Unfortunately, God’s timing often feels slower than we’d prefer. How do the following verses speak and/or give us perspective when it comes to operating on God’s timing and not our own?
- Galatians 6:9-10.
- Isaiah 55:8-9.
- 2 Peter 3:8-9.
- Ephesians 2:10.
- One of the challenges of learning to take one step at a time is that it requires patience. Patience is difficult because, by definition, it causes us pain or resistance to how we would like things to go. Ironically, it is this kind of difficulty that causes us to develop patience and to grow. What encouragement can be taken from the following verses in terms of being patient, enduring challenges that slow us down, and learning how God wants us to grow?
- Romans 5:3-5.
- James 1:2-4.
- Are there any areas in your life where God may be telling you to grow in your patience or character? If so, explain.
- One of the enemy’s best strategies to cause Christians to live a defeated life is to make them think they need to always take “giant leaps” in order to grow. He doesn’t want us to realize that small consistent steps of obedience and spiritual health result in significant growth over the long haul. What could be the result of putting the below verses into action over time?
- 1 Thessalonians 5:17.
- Ephesians 4:29.
- Psalm 1:2-3.
- 1 Peter 4:8-10.
Personal reflection and application.
- Have everyone share one tangible action item you feel you need to do as a result of this discussion.
- Pray for one another.