Monday, February 2, 2009

The Promise: God Provided a Land (Joshua 1)

  • Read Joshua 1:6-9.  What things in life demand strength and courage?
  • How might being obedient to God be difficult sometimes?  Why might fear keep us from being obedient?
  • Review the story of Rahab (Joshua 2:1-21; 6:22-25).  What was the result of Rahab's obedience?  (Notice the how she fulfilled the instructions given her by the spies)  Did Rahab place a higher value on obeying men or obeying God?  How might obedience to God sometimes require disobedience to men?
  • Review the story of Achan (Joshua 7).  Achan's disobedience caused great pain for the nation of Israel.  How might a person's disobedience to God cause pain and suffering for other people?  Has your disobedience ever had a negative effect on your friends or family?  How?
  • Talk about a time you've observed someone who was hiding sin or disobedience (maybe yourself).  How does hiding our wrongdoings effect us?
  • What are some obvious examples of ways every Christian should be obedient to God?
  • What are some specific areas of your life you need to be more obedient to God?  How can this group help you pursue that?

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