Sunday, August 4th, 2019
EXODUS 1:1 – 2:10
Life in Egypt
Moses is one of the heroes of our faith. Not because he was perfect, but because God chose him and used him for His purposes. As we study his life, our hope is that we will all see how God longs to be with us and to use us for His kingdom. Through miraculous signs and wonders as well as the seemingly mundane tasks of daily life, God is always at work in and around us. As you study his life, may you see God in a new light and be encouraged to live on mission with Him.
Best Practices for Missional Community Bible Study Facilitation
- As you begin each study, pray that God will speak to you through his Word.
- Listen attentively to other members. Encourage only Bible reading from phones during the study.
- Work to include everyone’s voice by asking follow-up questions, restating what you heard someone say, and asking for more details to thoughts given by group members.
- It is often helpful for someone to take notes of the discussion and send them out afterwards to reinforce key learnings from the study.
- Pray for one another and be accountable to applying the word of God to your lives.
- What does this scripture communicate about the heart of God?
- What does it teach us about ourselves?
- Does it challenge our thinking/beliefs in a new way?
Sermon Specific Question:
- Read Exodus 1. How do you see empire of Egypt operating towards the Israelites? Are these behaviors in opposition to how you view God’s kingdom?
- Do you sometimes operate in a mindset of fear or control? Give an example. How does this resemble Egypt?
- The birth of Moses proved to be a turning point in the story of Israel in Egypt though they wouldn’t see it until he was much older. How has God proven that He is working out his plan for you over the last year? Is there a new thing he is doing even now that you don’t know the result of yet?