Spending Time with God – Northwest Bible Church

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Sermon Audio: Spending Time with God

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Spending Time with God

Ken Harrell

Senior Pastor

Sunday is the time of the week we get to come together as a church family, but we can’t make the mistake of thinking that’s enough. In reality, as believers, we’re never going to grow closer to Jesus if Sunday is all we give Him. It’s that time on Monday through Saturday as we are “Spending Time with God” that is where we can truly begin to delight in Him.

Fill-in Notes

Key Scripture

Psalm 37:1–7

Take Away / Application

Quality and quantity are two words that must describe our spending time with God. The result brings glory to God and impacts our worship, fulfillment, productivity, and worry.

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 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 impacted you the most from listening to Ron and Donna’s story?
  2. Read Philippians 4:6–7 and Matthew 11:28–30. Ron said, “When God is carrying your load, it’s pretty light.” Share about a time when you’ve experienced the same.
  3. Read 1 Timothy 2:1. Over one thousand people were praying for Donna. Have you experienced the power of people praying for you? How is your prayer life? Are you spending quality time in prayer with the Lord?
  4. Quantity and quality are inseparable in spending time with God. How have you seen these impact your relationship and spiritual growth with Jesus?
  5. Read Psalm 37:4. Would you describe spending time with God as a delight or a duty? If it’s more of a duty, what do you think needs to change and how can your group help?
  6. Pastor Harrell said, “Don’t divide the sacred and the secular.” Define sacred and secular, if needed. How is God infused into your business, school, relationships, daily interactions, etc? How can you improve in this area? Ask your group for ideas.
  7. Quality time with God is when your focus is fixed on God. How has your time with God, in the Bible, been this week? Share how is it impacting your daily life?
  8. How have you seen the four benefits (in your notes) of spending time with God play out in your life?

Challenge and Action Step

What desires do you have that are not of the Lord? Begin to ask, “Lord, what is the desire of your heart for my heart?”

 


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Scripture Reference

Psalms

Tags

Delight in God, Quiet time, Spend time with God, Time alone with God, Walk with God