January 26, 2014 The Gospel According to Moses: The Story So Far, Pastor Adam Kohlstrom
January 26, 2014 The Gospel According to Moses: The Story So Far
Deuteronomy, various texts
Did/do you have a favorite serialized TV show (like Lost, 24, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, etc.)? If you have ever tried to jump into the middle of a story - walking into a movie halfway through or starting a TV show mid-season - what was that experience like?
Genesis 12:3. Through Abraham and his descendants (Israel) “all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” God redeemed a people for the purpose of His plan to redeem the whole world. How does understanding God’s purpose help you understand His purpose for you? How do you practically participate in God’s purpose of redemption today?
Deuteronomy 4:32-40; 9:4-6,26-29. God’s people are not saved by their performance, but by His Grace. Why is this so hard for us to accept? According to Ephesians 2:8-10, what is the right relationship between grace and works (cf. Titus 2:11-14; James 2:26)?
Deuteronomy 7:6-11; 10:12. God’s people obey Him as a response to His love, not as a way to earn that love. Why is this distinction so important? From your experience, how is gratitude a better motivator than duty or fear?
Deuteronomy 4:5-8. The obedience of God’s people to His instruction (Torah) was to reveal the wisdom and goodness of God to the nations. How does your obedience to Jesus’ instruction reveal the wisdom and goodness of God today (cf. Mt. 5:16; Jn. 14:15; 2Co. 9:13; 1Pet. 2:12-17; 1Jn. 2:6)?
Deuteronomy 10:16. Unlike those who rebelled in the desert (Ps. 95:7-11; Heb. 3:7-19; 4:6-10) God’s people are to be “circumcised of the heart” - responsive and obedient to Him (Jer. 4:4, 6:10; 31:33; Isa. 63:10; Acts 7:51; Col. 2:11-14; Gal. 5:1-6,16-25). How is the Holy Spirit currently at work in your heart making you more responsive to Him?
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