Community Group Discussion Questions

October 14th 2018:  A Rock To Remember

Opening:

  • What do you remember about your childhood?
  • How have those specific things you remember shaped who you are today?

Discussion:

  • “When we remember our past, God can reframe our future.” How have you seen this true in your life?
  • Read Joshua 3:14-17. Do you remember a time you stood in the middle of something only a miracle could explain? What was it like?
  • Read Joshua 4:4-10. How do you think you would respond standing in the middle of a ‘ceased’ class 5 rapids holding the holiest of holy things watching two million people walk by?
  • How do you respond when you hear people talk about miracles?
  • Read Joshua 4:21-24. Why did Joshua have the people set up the stones at Gilgal?
  • “One of the biggest threats to spiritual awareness for the future, is spiritual amnesia about the past.” How have you seen this true in your life?
  • In the service, everyone received a stone to place in the lobby as a memorial like the Israelites. What does your stone represent?
  • Joshua 5:1. What has God done in your life and how does it reframe your present/future?
  • What crossing are you facing right now? What change, what challenge, what season?
  • After reading this story, how can you respond when challenges come?

Application:

  • What can you have in your home that will represent what God has done for you?
  • What do you want your kids to remember?
  • How can we show others what God has done in our lives?

 

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October 7th 2018:  Silky Red Rope

Opening:

  • What was your first job and what was your favorite job?

Discussion:

  • What was a time in your life where you were persistent? What were the results?
  • Do you struggle with putting your focus on the things you can control? What are some things you can control and some things you can’t control?
  • How does it make you feel when things are outside of your control?
  • Read Joshua 2:1-7. Why would Rahab risk so much for these men?
  • Read Joshua 2:8-15. What sets Rahab apart from everyone in the city?
  • How was the evidence of Rahab’s faith proven?
  • Read James 2:25. Rahab’s prostitution doesn’t prevent her from being a key part of the plan of God and your past mistakes don’t either. What do you feel called to do that you haven’t done because of shame over past mistakes?
  • How does the fact that the hero of the story is a prostitute encourage you?
  • Eric said, “the object of your faith is more important than the quality of your faith.” How have you seen this to be true in your own life?

Application:

  • Because Rahab had her attention and her faith in the right place, she was able to respond in her life more completely. What distracts you from God? What are some areas where you need to turn your attention and faith to God?
  • Where are you trusting God, when it’s easy to not?
  • How is your life different because of the faith that you have?

 

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