These questions are for the October 22, 2017 sermon, “But God is the Strength." Please read the sermon passage (Psalm 73:21-28) together out loud. SERMON OUTLINE WHEN FEELING DEFEATED, BEGIN TO . . . 1. Assess the condition of the soul (21-24) a. We easily look back on dark and hard days, when we were embittered toward God. i. We get rid of bitterness by surrendering it to the Lord, ii. And not surrendering to it (bitterness). iii. PAST: embittered iv. PRESENT: the presence of the LORD which produces protection and guidance. v. FUTURE: received by the LORD to glory. b. Though there "was" darkness (vv 21-22), there IS a good and loving God (23-24) 2. Assess the characteristics of the LORD (25-26) a. In having the LORD, I have everything--every provision--that I need. b. The person of the LORD is the provision of the LORD. c. If ______ is my substitute for God, then when I lose ______, I lose everything. d. God himself is the strength of my heart (internal) and flesh (external). 3. Assess the contrasts of the world (27-28) a. "Behold" is a visual word: "Look at this, those far from God will perish . . ." b. Those far from the LORD may appear to win short-term victories. c. The point of living is to tell of the excellencies of living in close proximity to God. Life Group Discussion Questions 1.
Based on #1, above: Are you, in any way, bitter toward God for past disappointments? How have you processed past disappointments?
Based on #1, above: Though there WAS darkness, there IS a good and loving God. How does God's "present" presence protect you, guide you and satisfy of your soul?
Based on #2, above: When we substitute anything (money, significance or even our family) for the preeminent place reserved for God, we are setting ourselves up for great and sorrowful loss. Is there any good thing in your life that you sometimes make the main thing? What practical steps can you take in order to make sure that God remains "the main thing" in your life?
Based on #3, above: Those who live far from God will perish. What "visuals" ("behold!") can you put in front of your eyes to remind you that you want to live in close proximity to God.
Based on #3, above: You remain in this world after you are converted to Jesus Christ for the purpose of telling of all of his works. Who is listening to you right now? Are you actively telling about God's works? Where are you bold? Where are you timid? How can we pray for you?
Nov 19, 2017 - LIFE GROUP SERMON SUMMARY QUESTIONS ... Life Group Discussion Questions ... They will die physically, but then live forever with him.
Nov 26, 2017 - "Born once, die twice; born twice, die once," in your conversations with unbelievers? 2. Based on #2, above: The reason we do not receive the ...
Nov 12, 2017 - order to welcome a religious extremist who had truly converted to Jesus Christ. e. God's people have this in common: all of us say "yes" to the ...
Nov 5, 2017 - Our suffering has many purposes, but our suffering is not for our condemnation. 2. The purposes of God and the picture of the furnace (8-17) a.
Oct 15, 2017 - LORD to do act. How do you do with waiting? Why is praying and then taking matters in to your own hands the same thing as being faithless?
Oct 29, 2017 - SERMON OUTLINE. THOSE JUSTIFIED BY FAITH ALONE . . . 1. Trust God's love, which has been put on display in the person and work of ...
Oct 1, 2017 - I feel completely alone and utterly outnumbered. d. Time continues to pass while I waste away (41:1). 3. How we know for sure that "the LORD ...
Feb 25, 2018 - Haman thinks he is the "insider" who is in control of the situation. b. Mordecai seems to be on the "outside" and about to be executed. c. Be careful! i. God has a way of turning the tables, making outsiders into insiders. ii. Do not .
turnaround is orchestrated on behalf of a righteous servant (Esther), and to spare the lives of a generation of God's people, keeping his promise to bring Messiah ...
Nov 27, 2016 - The light shines in us, by God's grace. He takes the ... a song of praise to him together. Celebrate God's power, authority and love in Jesus Christ.
Are you brave enough to trust God for the future? What is your "next step forward" if you trust God's promises? 5. Based on #5, above: God is bringing his people ...
Mar 18, 2018 - Lasting memorials to counter human forgetfulness (9:16-32) a. God used Esther to deliver the Jews and to begin the celebration of Purim. b.
These questions are for the December 17, 2017 sermon, âThe Beginnings of Christmas ... Based on #3, above: God brought Abram outside to examine the stars.
b. Esther is a woman of tremendous courage. God grants her favor in the king's eyes. i. The king pledges a positive response, but the promise is made in private.
Dec 3, 2017 - We avoid God, and then blame God for our own sin and shortcomings. 2. God's promise upon a fallen world (14-19) a. While sin requires death, ...
These questions are for the December 11, 2016 sermon, âO Little Town of Bethlehem." Please read the sermon passage (Micah 5:2-9) together out loud.
A. This king reigns over every nation, and brings joy to all who trust him. B. The wonderful One has ... You made yourself God's enemy. You deserve God's wrath.
Jan 7, 2018 - Queen Vashti publicly refuses the king, thus challenging his authority. c. ... The evil one is still trying to snuff out "the offspring" of Adam and ...
Oct 23, 2016 - Spiritual deception, depend upon God's Word (10-14) ... and understanding the Scriptures is the surest way to stand against deception.
Dec 24, 2017 - LIFE GROUP SERMON SUMMARY QUESTIONS. ADVENT SERIES ... A colt will be tied up, to be used by Jesus (even this was in Judah!). b.
These questions are for the January 28, 2018 sermon, âThreatening Conditions." Please read the sermon passage (Esther 3:1-15) together out loud. SERMON OUTLINE. AS GOD'S PLAN THROUGHOUT HISTORY INVOLVING THE JEWS UNFOLDS, NOTE . . . 1. The initial
Nov 20, 2016 - Based on #2, above: This is the second week in a row when Nehemiah ties a spiritual awakening and/or spiritual obedience to joyful financial giving to the work of the Lord. Where are you in the process of joyfully obeying the Lord in t
Nov 20, 2016 - awakening and/or spiritual obedience to joyful financial giving to the work of the Lord. Where are you in the process of joyfully obeying the Lord ...
Dec 10, 2017 - Abram went, "Just as the Lord commanded." d. Lot went with him . . . i. Lot will become a future challenge in Abram's life. ii. Even while you obey ...
These questions are for the December 18, 2016 sermon, âGo, Tell it on the Mountain." Please read the sermon passage (Isaiah 42:1-13) together out loud.
Mar 11, 2018 - SERMON OUTLINE. AS GOD COMPLETES AN EPIC TURNAROUND, NOTE THE . . . 1. Perseverance of his servants (3-8) a. Perseverance in timing: press hard toward the finish line. b. Perseverance in relationship: the power of collaboration. c. Per
Dec 4, 2016 - A. God rules over this world of his with sound judgment. ... above: In what way do you have joy because of the work of God in Christ Jesus?
Nov 6, 2016 - B. With all the world in opposition, God keeps his every promise. 3. God's protection ... God's provisions, revealed in the Promised Land. (22-25) ...
LIFE GROUP SERMON SUMMARY QUESTIONS. "BUT GOD" SERIES. These questions are for the October 8, 2017 sermon, "But God Raised Him." Please read the sermon passage together out loud (Acts 13.26-31, 38-39). Sermon Outline. 1. The Surprising Focus of the W
These questions are for the May 8, 2016 sermon, âThe Feminine Distinctives." Please read the sermon passage (Titus 2:1-5) together out loud. Today's sermon ...