3/23 Resolve for the Future

 Title: “Resolve for the Future ” Texts: Deut.17 – Joshua 4 especially Joshua 1  NT:  2 Peter 3:8-9

 IN A NUTSHELL: Resolve for the future is based on the mission and the promise.

Ice Breaker: Describe for the group the hardest thing you have ever had to do.  What helped you to endure the challenge and complete the task?

CONNECTING WITH THE TEXT:

  1. How large was the expanse of land that God intended to give to the Israelites?
  2. How many times is the command “be strong and courageous” given in today’s text?
  3. What was Joshua to do “so that” he would “be careful to do according to all that is written” in the book of the law.
  4. What is Peter trying to say in 2 Pet. 3:8,9?

REFLECTING ON YOUR LIFE: 

  1. What “new territory” spiritually speaking have you had to conquer lately?
  2. What “new territory” spiritually speaking do you need to conquer looking ahead?
  3. What “new territory” do you see the younger generation needing to “conquer” that you haven’t had to conquer yet?
  4. Can you describe a spiritual battle that seems to have waged on “forever” (1,000 years) but all of a sudden in one day it was won?

CONNECTING WITH YOUR CHURCH:

  1. What battles have been fought and won by  “The Church” as a whole since the time of Christ,  by Union Avenue/Timber Lake since 1952?
  2.  What battles have been lost?