Huddle // Shadows – Part 2
Huddle time is an opportunity for you to connect to each other and grow in faith. The below questions are just a resource for you to use or start from. Don’t feel like you have to use them all or rush through good discussion
Which Old Testament passage or story do you think of that you see pointing to Jesus?
When you first heard the Abraham and Isaac story, what were your initial thoughts?
Read the story: Genesis 22:1-18
At the beginning of the story it says that, “God tested Abraham.”
Was there ever a time when you felt tested by God? What do you think the Bible means by tested and why would God do it that way? Think of person examples of when your parents did this to you, or when you have tested your children.
Has there ever been a moment in your faith journey where you had to fully trust God with a tough decision or with something that is going on in your life?
Bret used 7 different images from the story that fit what Jesus said would ultimately happen to him.
1. Father offering his one and only son.
2. The offering happened on the same mountain where the Temple would be build and Israel would make sacrifices.
3. They go willingly to the sacrifice.
4. Hebrews said it was like receiving his son back from the dead.
5. It happened on the 3rd day.
6. It says that the Lord will provide the sacrifice.
7. Promise that through Abraham lineage God would bless all the nations.
Did any other images or details in the story stand out to you as pointing to Jesus?
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EASY DISCIPLESHIP QUESTIONS
These are great questions and can be used one at a time, or one from each section even if time is short. Most importantly if used consistently, then people will be conscious of starting to develop the habits and lifestyle of becoming a disciple.
CONNECTING TO GOD:
How have you seen God working in your life in the last week; through successes, failures or disappointments?
Share with me what or who you are praying for and why.
What are you and your team/group members praying for?
At what moment did you feel closest to Christ this week?
CONNECTING TO SCRIPTURE:
Catch me up on scriptures you’re reading.
What is God teaching you through His word and how are you responding?
What scriptures speak to your “made for this”?
What scriptures are you struggling to understand?
What scriptures are you understanding, yet struggling to apply?
CONNECTING TO OTHERS:
How did the Lord use you to show His love this week:
In your family, team, group, or workplace?
In your everyday interaction with others?
Who are you helping to trust and follow Jesus?
What are your plans for next week in the areas of: prayer, bible study and sharing Christ’s love?