We Look Back To Help Us Move Forward
(3 more solid foundations of God’s Faithfulness, and a call for an important look in the rear view mirror)
1.GOD IS FAITHFUL to provide a way of ESCAPE from TEMPTATION.
(1 Corinthians 10:12-14; Matthew 4:1-11; 1 Corinthians 10:16; Exodus 32:1-6; Numbers 25:1-3; Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 2:18, 4:15; Genesis 39; 2 Samuel 11-12; Colossians 3:1-17; Galatians 5:17; 1 Peter 1:14-16; Psalm 119:11;
Romans 6:11; Hebrews 10:24-25)
2.GOD IS FAITHFUL to LOVE me completely and allow NOTHING to separate me from that love!
(Romans 8:35-39; Psalm 56:3-4; Deuteronomy 33:27; Romans 5:8; Titus 3:4-5; Hebrews 2:15; Philippians.1:21,23; 2 Corinthians 5:8)
3.GOD IS FAITHFUL to SECURE my soul and keep me strong to the END.
(1 Corinthians 1:4-9; Philippians 1:6; 2 Corinthians 1:21; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; Ephesians 6:10+; 2 Timothy 1:9, 12; 1 Peter 5:8)
Taking it further to help you THRIVE…
1.Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?
2.The 3 truths we looked at on Sunday are: 1. God is faithful to provide a way of escape from temptation, 2. God is faithful to love me completely and allow nothing to separate me from that love, and 3. God is faithful to secure my soul and keep me strong to the end. How do we get beyond knowing these to living them out / allowing them to change the way we live from this point forward? (Address each of the 3 individually.)
(Address each of the 3 individually.)
3.What are some practical ways on a regular basis you can cultivate the discipline of rehearsing God’s faithfulness in your life?
4.God wanted the Israelites to remember His faithfulness. Share a time when God has done something incredible in your life.
5.Review Joshua 4:1-24. What three results did God desire from the memorial? (v.22-24.) How can these three things be accomplished as we live lives of worship and service?