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Worship Service Tie-In Question:
Study: Judges un|Faithful
Gideon lays out a fleece.
Have you ever "laid out a fleece" or used some method to try and determine God's will? What is good about it, and what isn't?
Have you ever felt God call you through a "closed" door?
How does God's will for you to be sanctified help determine what choices you make?
God addresses us as who He calls us to be. God sees us as what he has called us to be.
How should you discern the Lord's voice? What are you doing to learn the Lord's voice?
If you hear from God, do you believe Him and obey His instructions?
Gideon was found hiding in a wine press. Where and when do you feel you hide your faith?
What are you anxious about? Is that an idol of not trusting in God?
Study: Judges un|Faithful
What false gods do people in our culture worship. Have you ever come to wrent repentance?
How do you get a broken and contrite heart?
We don't have a high enough view of God: How do we gain more awe of God?
Where do you feel the pull of the world?
Some suggest daily surrender to Christ is important. How often do you think in surrendering your life to Him?
Study: Deborah's Song
If there music you listen to a reflection of your heart?
What music moves you?
Do you listen discerning lyrics or more just enjoy the sounds?
Where do you recite the victories if the Lord? Do you faithfully do that within your family? What would family life be like if recounting the Lord's victories were systematic?
Are you quick to confront things that are wrong, or are you moved by sentiment over sacrifice? Actually doing something? What does our culture teach us to do?
What are you preoccupied with that you use an excuse for getting involved in doing right.
Notes;: God is bigger than we understand. God is in control and can use all things and people to accomplish His purposes. God also works through silence.
Have you ever had to trust God through a circumstance He was seemingly quiet about?
In what ways have you had to wait patiently on the Lord?
Study: Othniel & Shamgar: Judges 3.
Israel forgot God & tolerated sin.
What does our current culture tolerate that is contrary to what God would have for us?
What do you personally tolerate that God would want you to be rid of?
The MicroGroup Five Questions
1 - How has your week been?
2 - What have you studied or learned from the bible this week? How does it challenge you? How could you apply it to your life?
3 - Worship Service Tie-In Question(s)
4 - How have you been able to reach out to someone this week?
5 - What can we pray about for you (specifically)? What can we pray
about for someone close to you? What can we pray about for our church, community and world?