Life Group Questions for Sept. 25, 2016

Hebrews 11:23-31
What does it mean?

  1.  How would you summarize 11:8-22?
  2. The author tells us Moses’ parents were not afraid of the king’s edict?  Weren’t they afraid the king would kill Moses?  Why does the author tell us they were not afraid?  What were they not afraid of?
  3. When do you think Moses determined he no longer wanted to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of Egypt, but rather chose to be mistreated with the people of God?
  4. What reward was Moses looking forward to?  How was his looking forward to the reward related to his considering the reproach of Christ as more valuable than the treasures of Egypt?
  5. Moses left Egypt not afraid of the king.  In what sense was he not afraid?  Didn’t he leave because he was afraid of the king after he killed the Egyptian in the defense of his fellow Jew?
  6. How did Moses see God who is invisible?
  7. How was his participating in Passover an expression of faith?
  8. How was the Jews crossing the Red Sea an expression of faith?
  9. How was the Jews walking around Jericho an expression of faith?
  10. How did Rahab display her faith?  Why do you think the author of Hebrews mentions Rahab?
  11. How would you paraphrase the big idea of 11:23-31?

How does it apply?

  1. Are there circumstances that are causing you to be worried, afraid?  What are they?
  2. How do you think our fears and our faith ought to be related?  How should our fears impact our faith?  How ought our faith influence our fears?
  3. Moses not being afraid of the king empowered him to make some bold, God honoring choices.  How is your growing assurance that the “best is yet to come”, influencing your worries and fears?
  4. Who do you know who has forfeited comfort because they could see the invisible God and were looking forward to the greater reward?  What did that look like? 
  5. What do you do that helps you see the invisible God more clearly? 
  6. What has helped increase your convictions that the BEST IS YET TO COME?

 

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