Sunday, June 4, 2017

Questions: Horton Hatches The Egg

We provide questions each week based on the theme of our service for our Micro Groups to use. If you're not in a Verve Micro Group, feel free to use them on your own.

This week we started a new series called Disappointment With God and talked about "The Anatomy Of Our Frustration". If you missed it, you can listen to it here.

  1. What was your favorite book when you were a kid? Why?
  2. In the sermon, we learned that, like Horton was made a promise, God has made us promises in the Bible. Is there a particular promise God has made us in the Bible that you're familiar with, or that you rely on? What is it?
  3. We also learned that God makes us promises, but we often have to wait for those promises to be fulfilled. In fact, 43 times in the Bible, we are told to wait on God. Here's one example: Psalm 27:14, "Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD."
    • Waiting can be difficult, but apparently God thinks it's essential for us.
    • Why do you think waiting can be a good thing for us?
    • What can waiting teach us? How can it grow us?
  4. While we wait for God to fulfill His promises, we need to faithful to Him, doing everything He's asked us to do. Where do you find it difficult to be faithful to God?
  5. Even if you view it as difficult, have you committed your life to God and to being faithful to Him? When we make that commitment, God honors it.
    • 2 Chronicles 16:9, "For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him."
    • What is keeping you from fully committing your heart to the Lord?
    • Have you ever experienced God strengthening you because of your wanting to be faithful to Him?
  6. When we are faithful to God, we will be rewarded. He promises us that repeatedly. Like in 1 Samuel 2:30, "Those who honor Me I will honor" and in Matthew 25:21, where we learn that at the end of our lives, He will invite us into our reward in Heaven with the words, "Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful..."
    • Why do you think hearing "Well done" from God and receiving eternal reward from Him for faithfulness would be the greatest thing a person could ever experience?
    • If a Christian was not especially faithful, and missed out on receiving praise and reward from God, how do you think they would look back at his or her life?
  7. Prayer Question:  What could we be praying for you this week? (Is this there something good we could celebrate with you, or a challenge you need God's help with?)