SEVEN QUESTIONS HMC STUDY FOR THE WEEK OF 5TH – 11TH MARCH 2018 Lent #4

LENT #4

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 (Seven Questions HMC study for the week of 5th – 11th  March 2018)

ICE BREAKER: What has been the hardest thing/experience that you’ve had to share with someone else? How did they respond to you?

FOCUS SCRIPTURE PASSAGE/S: Num. 21:4-9; Ps 107:1-3, 17-22; Eph. 2:1-10 & Jn. 3:14-21READ: Numbers 21:4-9. The people are complaining. What do you think is at the root of complaining and what spiritual consequences could result in continued complaining?

  1. READ: Numbers 21:4-9. The people are complaining. What do you think is at the root of complaining and what spiritual consequences could result in continued complaining?
  1. What do you think is the fuller meaning of the bronze snake hanging on the pole? How does our understanding of this passage enrich our faith in God and the work of the cross?
  1. READ: Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22. How can you be brave and courageous to share your thanks and praise to God this week (v1-3)? When you’ve made a mess of things, how do you deal with this and how does this Psalm encourage you (v 17-22)?
  1. READ: Ephesians 2:1-10. Paul reminds the Ephesians of the reality of personal sin (1-3). When you reflect on the past (sins especially) what emotion does it evoke in you – one of guilt and shame or one of gratefulness? Why?
  1. From verse 4 Paul encourages us that we don’t need to continue to live in our ‘old way’ of being. What is your experience – do you live with the past hanging over your head or are you embracing your freedom and redemption in Christ?
  1. READ: John 3:14-21. This is the end of Jesus’ conversation/teaching with Nicodemus, when he asked how are we to be reborn. What does verse 16 teach us about the nature of God’s love when we think about God and about our neighbour?
  1. What is your response when others don’t want to obey the statutes of God? Do you get offended and defensive? Or if you try to encourage them to live in a different way how do you go about this?

 

NOTE: Prayers for SA & the World are posted on the website. Please encourage your group to pray together about these issues and during their personal devotional time in the week.