Application Questions: 1. What does "embrace the burdens that you carry" mean to you? 2. What should we do when our situation worsens after our prayers? 3. What is the difference between looking at God through my circumstances, rather than looking at my circumstances through God? 4. What helps you when you feel that your circumstances are out of control? 5. How can we become like Habakkuk that we are able to rejoice in the Lord, even though "the fig tree should not blossom, and there be no fruit on the vines"?
From Fear to Faith
May 6, 2018
May 6, 2018 • Peter Nicoll
April 14, 2019 • April 14, 2019
Application Questions: 1. What do the final words of Jesus on the cross, “My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” and “It is finished” mean to you? 2. In what way is salvation both an event and a process? 3. Compare and contrast confession as a private grace and a corporate discipline. 4. In what way is sorrow necessary to a good confession? 5. Why is it important that confession begins in sorrow, but ends in joy? 6. How can we prepare ourselves to receive the confession of another? 7. What keeps us from confessing our sins? 8. What are the benefits of the discipline of confession?
April 7, 2019 • April 7, 2019 • Andy Sieberhagen
Application Questions: 1. What does it mean to you that the Shepherd's eyes are on you and never leave? 2. Why do people listen to man instead of God? 3. What is the effect of surrendering my will? 4. Why is it important to renew our minds? 5. How do you make big decisions? 6. Can you think of a time that the Holy Spirit prompted you to make a decision? Questions based on the book: 1. Is the idea of guidance as a corporate discipline new or strange to you? 2. Give examples from the Scriptures of occasions in which God guides groups of people or instructed individuals through the group experience. 3. Why do you think that the Church has tended to emphasize private guidance and not corporate guidance? 4. What are some of the dangers of corporate guidance? 5. How should the idea of guidance influence the ways we carry on business in our church? 6. Have you ever seen the idea of corporate guidance used in destructive ways? What lessons were you able to learn from that experience? 7. If living in guidance comes about mainly through entering into friendship with God, what should you drop from your life and what should you add to your life in order to deepen your intimacy with Christ?