BIBLE STUDY: OCTOBER 9, 2019

“OBEDIENCE COMES BEFORE FAITHFULNESS!”  

DEUTERONOMY CHAPTERS 4 AND 5

1.  Where in the Old Testament can you find the phrase “obedience is better than sacrifice” and tell us the context then and the meaning today? 

2. Why do you think Moses told Israelites in Deut. 4:1-2 that they must “hear and obey” the word of God BEFORE they entered the land God had promised?

3. Why do you think Moses reminded the new generation about what happened at Baal-peor?

4.  Ready Deuteronomy 4:15-25 and think of how we could be guilty of idolatry today. 

5. What did Moses tell the people they must do to gain wisdom and discernment?

6. Why do you think it was so important for Moses to teach the people the degrees and regulations before they entered the Promised Land? 

7. How can we teach the next generation the importance of obeying God’s word?

8. Have you ever encountered God’s presence during prayer or worship and it made you more obedient and then more faithful?

9. Can you think of a time you should have been obedient first and then show your faith later?

10. Have you ever failed because you were trying to be faithful instead of being obedient?

BIBLE STUDY: SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

“AN OASIS OF GRATITUDE IN A DESERT OF SELFISHNESS!” 

EXODUS CHAPTER 16

1. Can you think of a time when you were in the desert of selfishness when you should have been the oasis of gratitude? 

2. Who were Aaron and Moses and what were their assignments?

3. THE COMPLAINT: What was the complaint against Moses and Aaron by the Children of Israel? And who were the Children of Israel?

4. What were the complaints of the Children of Israel against Aaron and Moses a sign of which of these? 

a. selfishness 

b. fear 

c. ingratitude

5. THE RESPONSE: How did God respond to the complaint of the Children of Israel?

6. Who do you think the Children of Israel were really complaining against? Think back at your own life, have you ever complained like the Children of Israel even though God was providing even more than you could ask or think?

7. THE PROVISION: What did God provide for the Children of Israel in response to their complaints?

8.  Did God ever intervene or provide for your life in unexpected ways? 

9.  Have you ever been the “desert of selfishness” while others were the Oasis of Gratitude?

10. Which have you been lately, the oasis of gratitude or the desert of selfishness and ingratitude?