Let’s Lay the Groundwork – Northwest Bible Church

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Let’s Lay the Groundwork

Ken Harrell

Senior Pastor

Key Scripture:

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, —Ephesians 3:20

Take Away / Application

  • God’s power is available to you if you’re available to Him.
  • How much of you does God have?

Discussion Questions

Don’t be afraid to add to this list, skip questions that don’t work for your group or branch off with additional questions as the discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have group members figure things out together.

  1. What thoughts come to mind when you think of God’s character? Have or how have those thoughts changed as you continue to grow in your relationship with Christ?
  2. If the only thing people could see is a video of your daily life, would it point people toward God? What would you want to change? What would you want more of? Share.
  3. Looking at your notes, what is your unfiltered answer to…Does your God solve problems? Does your God keep His promises?
  4. Is there anything that you have refrained from asking God for because you think it was outside of God’s power or ability?
  5. Read Ephesians 3:20. God can do anything, but He ultimately chooses how to answer our prayers. Are you ok with God’s answer to your prayers even if it’s not option #1 in your mind?
  6. Have you struggled with treating temptation like sin? Read James 1:13–15, note the differentiation between temptation and sin. Discuss the difference between the two.
  7. Read Jude 24. Read 1 Corinthians 10:13. Looking back on times where you have experienced temptation, can you speak of times where you have taken God’s way of escape and gotten away without giving in? Can you see times where God has given you a way of escape but yet you ignored it?
  8. Pastor Harrell mentioned that God’s power is available and should be displayed and desired in our life. Practically, how can you get out of our own way and allow God’s power to be displayed in our lives?
  9. Head and heart knowledge can be the difference between knowing about God and truly knowing God. Christians can often approach God with statistics, reasons and biases of the world, that tell us all the things that are impossible. However, the same God who split the Red Sea, healed the blind, raised Jesus from the grave…desires a relationship with you, lives inside of you and desires to work though you. Describe how that Biblical truth and the world’s view collide into your prayer life and living for Jesus. Is this a battle for you? Share.

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