Small Groups Weekly Bible Study – May 18

Covid-19 Panel Discussion:Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past; see, I am doing a new thing. Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?”

Theme: Same/Different Life Rhythms

 Warm-Up Questions:

What was your overall reaction to the panel’s answers? What is one thing that stood out to you from one of their answers?

Observation and Interpretation Questions: 

Christians are Called to Trust God Regardless

Read Matthew 22:18-20. Jesus’ Presence – Confidence.

  1. What is the one thing Jesus commissions us to do (verse 19)?
  2. What is the extent of His presence with us (verse 20)?

Read Hebrews 10:23-25. God’s People – Community.

  1. Why is it so important that we hold tight to our faith (verse 23)?
  2. What specifically are you told to do and why (verse 24)?
  3. What are we told not to abandon, and why (verse 25)?

Read Psalm 19:7-9. Your Habits – Constancy.

  1. Why do you suppose David begins with the law of the Lord (verse 7)?
  2. How are God’s precepts and commands designed to help you (verse 8)?
  3. What is the benefit of God’s laws and judgments for your life (verse 9)?

Read Jeremiah 33:3, 11.  Your Future – Continuity

  1. Why do you suppose Jeremiah begins with this affirmation (verse 3)?
  2. What else does God say He will do to restore our lives (verse 11)?

Application Questions:

  1. How are you going to apply one of these four truths to your life this week?
  2. What can you do this week to let God’s word transform the way you do life?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help us during this time of testing and uncertainty to remember that You are in control of all things and that we are called to trust you regardless.

Talk and Pray with one another about how you can join Jesus on His mission in your own lives this week, and pray for one another about any personal concerns or praises you have.  

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Going Deeper

Pastor Greg read from Isaiah 43:20-21, where God says, “I give drink to My people, my chosen, the people I formed for Myself, that they may proclaim My praise.”  What do you think he was hoping to accomplish by this?

God Will Provide for Us

  1. Isaiah 43:16– God’s Mighty Hand
    How is this description of God, as described by Isaiah, designed to be helpful to us?
  2. Isaiah 43:17– God’s Work in the Past
    Why did Isaiah take us back to Exodus,14:28, to what happened at the Red Sea?’
  3. Isaiah 43:18 God’s Call to Forget
    How would you describe what God is calling us to do concerning all He has done?
  4. Isaiah 43:19– God’s Solid Promise
    How is what God said helpful right now?
  5. Isaiah 43:20-21– God’s Total Provision
    What does God Himself promise that He will do in the “midst of the wilderness?”

Share an incident from your own life where you felt the provision of God.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help us to look to Jesus in the specific wilderness we are in now, so we can give You the praise and honor for Your constant provision.