24 Jan Discussion Guide: Awesome God Week 4
Before We Get Started
For our discussion today we will be using the sermon series discussion guides. If you would like to follow along you can access this discussion guide on the website at mosaicchurchaustin.com and then select “community group resources” in the menu options.
Because the main goal of our time together is to establish relationships and learn how to walk with one another in all that God has called us to be and do, we’d like to begin by praying for one another. So, does anyone have anything you’d like us to pray for, or anything to share regarding how you’ve seen God moving in your life that we can celebrate together.
This Week’s Topic
This week we continue our series, Awesome God, as we join thousands of Christians from our Every Nation family around the world who are also taking a look at the different names and attributes of God and the impact that has on our lives. As we start the year by fixing our eyes and our hearts on who God is, we believe it will also help us to be who He has called us to be in the midst of our very difficult and challenging cultural moment in history.
YAHWEH: I Am that I AM
Have you ever had a season where God has proved His timing is better than yours? If so, would you mind sharing that story with us?
“To restate: love, joy, and peace are at the heart of all Jesus is trying to grow in the soil of your life. And all three are incompatible with hurry.”
Are you typically on time for meetings and events, typically early, or typically a little late?
What does timeliness communicate to you?
Why do we tend to get impatient and frustrated with God’s timing in our lives?
Why do you think God tends to move more slowly in our lives than we would prefer?
“During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God saw the people of Israel—and God knew.”
How do you think the Israelites were feeling around the time God called Moses?
How did God’s timing in their deliverance help to form and shape the nation of Israel?
“Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am .” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
What is the significance of this name through which God reveals Himself?
How does relating to the full force of “I Am” impact and change us both privately and publicly?
“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
The Father waited thousands of years before sending Jesus. Jesus waited 30 years before launching His public ministry. He then waited, in prayer as He knew the guards were coming for Him. And, He waited again for 6 hours on the cross before relinquishing His Spirit, followed by waiting 3 days before rising again.
How does all the waiting Jesus did possibly help us in our waiting on God’s will for our lives?
How does trusting in God’s timing and following God’s will help us become more of who we are meant to be?
If that is true, and we truly believed that as Christians, how might that affect the way we respond to our current cultural moment?