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?

BIBLE STUDY: SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

GOD’S FAITHFULNESS AND OUR HEART’S DESIRE

CMBC Bible Study

1 SAMUEL 1:1 – 2:11  

1. What caused Hannah so much distress and do women today have this same dilemma that makes them desperate?

2. What was Hannah’s Heart’s Desire and what did she promise God if He granted her prayer?

3. Can you explain how Hannah’s prayer and promise to God is the model for why Pastor Rivers does NOT Christen babies but rather only dedicates them?

4. Can you tell of time when you prayed to God to answer your heart’s deepest desire and God did not answer at first?

5. Has anyone ever made ugly remarks about your prayers or your worship style? And how did you respond?

6. How does God’s answer to Hannah’s prayer show His faithfulness?

7. How does the story of Hannah show us how to handle disappointment and discouragement, even from family and friends?

8. Can you describe a time when God answered your prayer and gave you your heart’s desire as a big surprise? 

9. How can you use God’s faithfulness to Hannah to show a non-believer or weak believer that God will exceed your requests?

10. In which verses do we see Hannah’s “prayer of praise” and how can praising in one’s prayer help you, today?