Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 21, 2014

Read:   1 Kings 3:7-28

How did Solomon handle an argument between two prostitutes? How did he prove God was working?

What is the difference between being smart and having supernatural wisdom? Give an example of each.

Why is this important when it comes to recognizing how God may be working in your life? Be specific.

Monday, October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014

Read:   Genesis 39:1-5, 20-23, 41:15-41, 46:28-47:6

How was Joseph able to succeed after being sold into slavery in Egypt? What was the common theme?

What prior training did Joseph have before arriving in Egypt? What does this imply about how God works?

In what way is it easy to overlook God working? How can you be more attentive to ‘Joseph moments’?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October 18, 2014

Read:  Genesis 46:1-27, Numbers 13:1-14:9 

Why were the Israelites struggling in the wilderness? How would Genesis 46:1-27 have encouraged them?

What does this teach about the importance of God’s word providing stability in times of change? 

How do you typically handle instability and fear? What steps do you need to take to grow in God’s word?

Friday, October 17, 2014

October 17, 2014

Read:  Genesis 46:1-7, Psalm 119:147-148, Matthew 28:20, Romans 8:28, Eph. 3:20-21, Phil. 1:6

Explain the transition that takes place for Jacob after encountering God at Beersheba. Why?

How does the interplay between the names “Jacob” and “Israel” highlight this truth?

How does God’s word help with instability and fear of change? How does today’s reading encourage you?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

October 16, 2014

Read:  Genesis 46:1-7, 12:10-20, 26:1-2

Why was Jacob afraid to go to Egypt? Be specific. (e.g. pagan, safety, etc.) How did God respond?

What impact did this have on Jacob? Why? What does this teach you about stability and God’s word?

How can this be applied to unexpected changes that are occurring in your life? Be specific.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October 15, 2014

Read:  Genesis 42:36, 45:25-28, 2 Corinthians 5:10, Philippians 4:4-8

What was Jacob’s mindset when first hearing about Joseph in Egypt? How did his history play into it?

How can self-pity/complaining become a comfortable place to stay? Why is this spiritually dangerous?

How can practicing 2 Cor. 5:10 help promote a godly response to the unexpected? What steps will you take?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October 14, 2014

Read:  Genesis 45:25-28, Luke 24:1-12, Romans 8:28

In what way did Jesus’ disciples respond like Jacob when they heard the news about a resurrection?

How do you typically respond to the unexpected change? Why? Give an example.

What is God teaching you about the way you process change? How does Romans 8:28 help you?