Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, May 19th, 2013 at The Park. Each week new questions are posted to track along with the sermons.
The book of Exodus is a great story of redemption, faith, and the sovereignty of God.
I encourage you to begin your group with a time of greeting and introductions. You may choose to reorder the questions below or to write your own. Work hard to facilitate discussion and avoid allowing yourself or another member to speak the entire hour. Ultimately we trust you with leading your group.
- What are some observations you had from this chapter?
- Were there any new insights you learned about the passage from the sermon?
- What theology was present in this chapter?
- What did you learn about God from reading this chapter?
- In chapter 16 God demonstrates the idea of His provision coming day by day. A similar idea is presented in Luke 12:16-34. Discuss how you see these two passages complimenting each other. In what way do you feel these should be applied to your life?
- We see in Exodus 16, verses 1-3, that the people of Israel grumbled against Moses because they were hungry. Can you think of a time when you could relate to this? Have your physical needs always been met?
- Read verse 3 then compare what they wanted to what God actually provided. How were they different? In what ways did God’s provision meet the felt need of the people? Was God generous in his provision? Why or why not? How have you reacted when God did not give you all that you asked for?
- Read verse 4. What rational does the scripture give for God’s choice of provision? When have you seen God teaching you through his provision / or perceived lack of provision?
- Moses is quick to remind the people that they in fact are grumbling against God. How does this change your perspective when it doesn’t seem like God is providing what you want?
- Beginning in verse 22, we see the Sabbath being instituted. We see that it was and is intended to be a time of worship and dependence on God. Are you resting in God as an act of worship today?
- God did for the people of Israel in the desert what Christ did on the cross for the world. He provided what we needed and the very thing we could never produce on our own. Do you struggle with the idea of God being your provider and the One who meets your needs?