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Immerse: Prophets - "The Covenant God"

Resources & Life Group Questions

October 17, 2021 • Pastor Doug McHenry • Jeremiah 31:31–34

Jeremiah 31:31-34 (Page 265 of Immerse:Prophets) CHECKING IN 1. One of our church’s priorities is “Disciple,” which we define as a life-changing journey in Christ with others. As a life group, you are journeying with each other as you seek to follow Jesus. Take one of the following questions and use it to check in with each other. a. What is one good thing that God did within your life this week? b. What are two things that you did to grow closer to God this week? c. Is there something that may have gotten in your way with your walk with God this week? d. What is something that you can do this week to strengthen your walk with God? OPENING 2. “It’s always darkest before the dawn,” the saying goes. How has this been true for you at some point in your life? DIGGING DEEPER: Read Jeremiah 31:31-34 (Page 265 of Immerse:Prophets) 3. What covenant is being replaced in this week’s sermon scripture? 4. How does God describe the way His people acted within the Old Covenant and what consequences did this bring for Israel? 5. What is new about this New Covenant according to verses 33-34 (pg.265)? What is the same? 6. With whom will the new covenant be made? 7. Why will there be no need for “each one to teach his neighbor and his relative” to “know the LORD” and on what basis does this happen? APPLICATION 8. God’s people were guilty of worshipping false gods. What are the idols that tempt people today? 9. God demonstrated unimaginable mercy by offering a fresh start to his estranged love. How does this inform our own need to offer our loved ones a new beginning? 10. What are some examples of how you have been granted human forgiveness before? How have you granted forgiveness before? How easy or difficult was it?