Huddle: Shadows Part 5
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.
Share a story about something in your life that should go a lot smoother, but never does.
Example: Home improvement projects, relationships, etc.
If you have read or studied Numbers before, what is something you learned?
If you haven’t read it before, was there something from the message that stuck out to you?
Read: Numbers 21:4-9
God had saved his people out of slavery in Egypt, and was guiding them to the land that he promised them. Have you ever done something to help someone and they responded to you like the Israelites in the wilderness responded to God?
The people were impatient along the journey.
Can you relate to this? Do you have a story of being impatient or annoyed with how something is going or feeling like you are waiting on God?
Share a story when God came through in an unexpected way.
In the wilderness, God gave them food from heaven called Manna, but the people rejected it. Have you ever felt like what God was providing or doing wasn’t what you expected or even what you wanted?
What areas of your life are you most likely to complain about, that are actually blessings from God? Think “first world” problems.
God’s timing is often different from our timing. What is something that has helped you when it comes to trusting God’s promises during difficult seasons?
Read: John 3:14-16
Jesus’ answer to the human condition is to be lifted up on the cross. Just like the Israelites could look to the snake on the pole and live, whoever looks to Jesus lifted up will have eternal life.
How does this reality help us when we are in our own wilderness?
Do you have a story when you simply had to look to and fully rely on His promises?
Take a few moments to pray individually and then as a group that Jesus would protect our our hearts and draw us to himself when we are in the wilderness. Pray that we would not result to grumbling and rejecting God’s promises when things don’t seem to go our way. Finally, pray that as we trust in Jesus through difficult times, that he would use our example to show his love to those around us. Amen.
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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?