God Knows What He is doing
Facilitator, you know your group the best. Choose to go as deep as you want with these questions, read the room & choose the best course of discussion. It is entirely possible that God will stir up a discussion that is not found in these questions. You don’t have to answer all of these questions together. It’s not an assignment to complete
Make sure to pray together before you start, and invite the Holy Spirit to lead your time together. It’s possible that there are more questions to be answered here then you will have time for tonight. Select the ones that you think will be the most productive for your group.
Impact Babylon – Week 9
Scripture Context: Daniel 9
- Can I make an impact, as a citizen of heaven, in Babylon?
Q1: Pastor Nick talked about his experience bungee jumping over and into the Nile River.
What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever volunteered to do? What made it hard?
Are you glad you did it?
How did a lack of control in that moment affect you in the short term/in the long term?
Q2: In Jeremiah 29:10-11, we hear about God’s promise to Israel. He reminds them that He knows what He’s doing & that He does have a plan for them.
How has God shown you or reminded you of His preparation & His perfect timing in your life? Can you name a time where God showed His sovereignty like this?
Q3: In Daniel 9:24 (read this together) we see God making a series of 6 promises that will come to completion over the course of 490 years. God has a set timetable for restoration, righteousness & rule. When we look at everything God is doing, we might get overwhelmed trying to figure out what God is up to. But His to-do list isn’t ours to move or write. Instead, we are called to be faithful as God is faithful.
How does simple, daily faithfulness move us along in God’s plan? Is the Christian life more about big, complicated actions or simple daily faithfulness? How do you see God working in these simple elements of our life?
Q4: Hebrews 11 reminds us that this world is not our home. Our lives here are temporary, we have somewhere better to be & we are always on our way there.
How does it help you deal with day to day problems & empower you to walk in day to day faithfulness to know this life isn’t the end game? How do God’s promises encourage you? How does He remind you of His active presence & handiwork?
Q5: How can you use this hope He provides & the faith-filled knowledge that He has a plan for a complete redemption to make an impact in your personal Babylon? How can you encourage someone who feels like they’re trapped and can’t see tomorrow’s hope?
- Discuss ways you can share this hope that we have in Jesus.
Closing prayer time:
How can you pray for the impact of your group? What can you all do together to impact our community?