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Sermon Audio: When Adversity Meets God


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Sunday, May 10, 2020

When Adversity Meets God

Ken Harrell

Senior Pastor

It’s a fact… in our lives, there’s going to be adversity that at times can seem completely overwhelming. And the truth is, for us, it is. But when adversity meets God, there’s no contest!

Fill-in Notes

Key Scripture

2 Kings 4:1–7

Take Away / Application

Times of adversity will come:

  • God is aware of these times.
  • God is working during these times.
  • God provides during these times.

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. When times of adversity come, how do you typically respond? If you turn to God through prayer and the Word, share how this has helped you during these times. If you have not turned to God through prayer and the Word, what typically stands in your way of doing so?
  2. Read Matthew 23:25–27 and 1 Samuel 16:7. What does it look like for a person to be an empty and clean vessel?
  3. Read 2 Kings 4:1–7. What does the widow’s dependence on God teach you? Is there anything you can’t depend on God for?
  4. What does the widow’s obedience teach you?
  5. Why is immediate and total obedience so important? What does it say when someone lacks obeying this way?
  6. Is there anything in God’s Word that you’re currently pushing back on and not obeying? Discuss with the group and turn to Scripture for answers.
  7. Read Ephesians 5:20 and 1 Thessalonians 5:18. Share with the group how God has provided for you over the years?



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Scripture Reference

2 Kings


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