Huddle / Week of August 4, 2019

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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. ______________________________________________________
Intro: On Sunday Bret talked a lot about transitions and gave us insight into what it looks like to transition to the future in a healthy way…
1. What is the 1st major transition you remember in your life? What do you remember about how it made you feel?
2. When you look back on the past few years, what was a transition you went through that had a significant impact on your life? Was it positive or negative?
Read Joshua 1:1-4 , 6-9
A Little Backstory: The Israelites spent hundreds of years as slaves in Egypt. Then, a man name Moses, empowered by God, was able to gain their freedom (plagues, parting of the Red Sea). God promised to take the Israelites to a land where they would settle. However, because of some sin in Moses’s generation, they wandered the desert for 40 years instead. Moses leads them to the edge of the promised land but then dies.
In steps Joshua. He is a second generation Israelite. He was most likely not a slave in Egypt and grew up as a nomad in the desert. Everything he knows about the time in Egypt was in  the stories from the generation before. Now, standing before the promised land, God calls him to lead. 
3. What do you notice about the text? What stands out?
Bret gave us three insights from the text to remember in order to make healthy transitions in our life. —Be Assured, Be Obedient, Be Courageous.
4. BE ASSURED–In the message Sunday, Bret mentioned that God’s promise that “I will be with you” did not look the same for Moses and Joshua. Nor does it look the same for everyone of us. Can you put words to what your experience of “I will be with you” means? How do you know or experience the promise of “I am with you?”
Read Galatians 5:13-25
5. BE OBEDIENT–What do you think it means to be “free from the law” (avoiding legalism) but intentionally walking in the Spirit? How is that tension lived out?
6. Look back at verse 22-23, what on this list do you crave most in your life right now? Why?
7. What on this list have you see growth in as you’ve followed Jesus?
8. BE COURAGEOUS–Circling back to Joshua 1, why do you think God uses the phrase “Be strong and courageous” three times in this short text?
9. Looking back, was there a time in your life where fear kept you from something you felt like you were suppose to do?
10. Is there something the Spirit is stirring in you lately that is fighting against a sense of fear? If comfortable share.
Close in pray–pray specifically for anyone in the group that shared their battle with fear.


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.

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?

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?

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?