Monday 4 pm at the church - if you would like to join, contact Dana Clearman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 7 pm at the home of Mike and Carol Romkey - if you would like to join, contact them at email@example.com
Tuesday 7 pm at the church - if you would like to join, contact Lisa Frain at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 6:30 pm at the church - if you would like to join, contact Alison McCrary at email@example.com
Saturday 11:00 am at the church - if you would like to join, contact Alison McCrary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapter 4 Deliverance
- Plan to spend an hour
- Begin with a short prayer (you might want to offer the opportunity for opening and closing prayer to group members – ask at the end of the lesson who would like to contribute next time)
- Watch the video - about 11 minutes
- Question/discussion – questions are all optional and you don’t have to cover them all – or any – just suggestions!
- Closing prayer (you may want to ask about joys and concerns here to lift up in prayer)
Tell about a time when you were minding your own business, going through your normal Lower Story life, and God showed up, revealed himself, or spoke to you in some surprising way.
How did Moses see himself and his abilities and how did God see him? (Exodus 4:10-12, The Story, pp. 46-47) Tell about a conversation you have had with God that may have sounded something like the one Moses had in this passage.
While God saw Moses as the perfect person to face Pharaoh and speak the word of the Lord to the leader of Egypt, Moses saw himself as a political fugitive and a poor communicator who had no business facing the king. Give examples of how God can sees us one way and we can see ourselves very differently. What can we do to increase our ability to see ourselves from God’s perspective?
Randy Frazee suggests that the best thing we can do is to say ‘yes’ to God, even when we do not feel adequate for the task ahead. Tell about a time when you dared to say yes and followed God, even when you were afraid. How did God show up and lead you?
How is Passover an ancient sign pointing to the death of Jesus on the cross as the final Lamb of God who will take away the sins of the world?
Take a few minutes of silent reflection, asking each member of the group to consider whether there is something to which God is calling them, but for which they do not feel qualified. Share thoughts – perhaps pray for each other.