Meet Jesus - Storyteller Part II
The story of passing through the impossible is meant to be passed on. You never know when someone might ask you how to get through something. You can tell them the story of God.
Each week, as you take in the Bible, find some friends to talk it out. You can follow this simple guide to help. First, R.E.A.D. and P.R.A.Y. on your own. Then, meet with friends to share what you've learned.
R - Repeated words
E - Examine and mark
A - Ask what you learn about God
D - Do if there is anything to do
P - Praise
R - Repent
A - Ask
Y - Yield
Sunday's Message Text: Joshua 3
Bible Plan Readings - Week 33
Memorize: Ezekiel 34:12
We started a new teaching series called Storyteller based on the story of God in Joshua. From Sunday's message in Joshua 3, or the Meet Jesus Bible Reading Plan this week, what is impacting you the most? Was there a word, phrase, Bible verse, or theme that impacted you?
How did God prepare his people in verses 1-6?
What were the people to do in verse 5? Why is this important to God?
How did God position his people in verses 7-11?
What are the 2 main instructions to the people in verse 9? Does this describe your life?
How was God's presence made known and felt when the people got their feet wet?
Look at Joshua 4:21-24. When the next generation asks you about this story, what are you to say to them? What's the point of the story?
Back to verse 9 real quick. How important is the invite to God's Word in someone's life? Without the invite can we really know who the living God is?
Can you think of a time when you were at "the water's edge", having to trust God's word? How did you manage?
What is God teaching you when you have to pass through something that seems impossible? How dependent are you on God right now? Does anything need to change?
How important is it for you (current generation) to pass on the story of God to the next generation? What happens if you don't? Who needs to hear about this story of passing through the impossible with God's help?
How does passing through the Jordan River point to the gospel of Jesus? Think about how God prepared him, positioned him, and was present with him, so that he could pass through. What did he pass through?
If you are waiting for the wonder, you have to come to the water's edge. What is the water's edge for you right now? Are you ready to tip your toes? If so, what's your bold next step?