Watching Those Who Walked As Jesus Did


The Story this Week:
Exile—Where We Don’t Belong, Jeremiah 29:4-14

Moral of the Story: We must never let the glitter of this culture or the darkness of the world distract us from following Jesus.

The Foreword: Warm-Up
  1. What do you see as good attributes of our culture? What are the bad?
  2. Have you ever immersed yourself in a culture you were unfamiliar with? What was the experience like?
The Story: Reviewing the Sermon
  1. What stood out to you from this week's message?
Read Jeremiah 29:4-14
  1. What stands out to you in this passage? How does it relate to the message?
  2. How is our experience in Canada similar to the exiles in Babylon?
  3. How does remembering God's previous works help us to learn how to live for God's kingdom rather than the earthly kingdoms?
  4. How does thinking upon God as Creator help us to learn how to live for God's kingdom rather than the earthly kingdoms?
  5. How does the concept of servanthood help us to learn how to live for God's kingdom rather than the earthly kingdoms?
The Full Story: Biblical Exploration
Read Isaiah 52:13-53:12
  1. What verse or idea sticks out to you? Why?
  2. Based on this passage how would you describe God's Servant?
  3. Why does the Servant suffer (53:4-6, 10-11)?
  4. What is the Servant's attitude in the face of suffering? Why?
  5. How do we apply lessons of the Servant's suffering?
Epilogue: Praying Together
  1. Break into smaller groups and pray that each of you will be able to live for the kingdom of God despite all of the temptations of our culture.
The Story Today: Applying the Lessons
  1. Start looking at yourself as a servant rather than a master. Be wiling to give up your time or to take on a challenge so that you can serve others.
Previous Weeks
  1. What Did Jesus Do
  2. Abraham—Story of Moriah
  3. Moses—Holy Words
  4. David—Who Am I
  5. Elijah—Reclaiming Worship
  6. Exile—Where We Don’t Belong

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