09.29.2019 | GOD, PART 1 | Wk 3: “The God Who Sends”
Join the community and go deeper with this Bible study.
Share about a time that you were asked to do something that you had no idea how to do. What was it? How did it go?
Think about the term leader.
How would you define a leader? What qualities come to mind when you think of a leader?
Read Exodus 3:7-10.
First, take time to react to the idea that God sends. God could have handled the situation without human help, but He chooses to work alongside human beings in the liberating of His people & the ending of human suffering.
What does it say about God that He seeks to work in cooperation with normal human beings in these areas?
Why do you think God sends us to deal with the suffering & oppression in our world?
Next, reflect on who Moses is at this point in the story. He is a criminal who is living in exile/hiding because of his crime.
Do these attributes coincide with the qualities you associated with leadership to start the conversation?
How do you respond to the fact that God calls someone like Moses to be a central player in His story?
What role does falling down or failure play in being called to lead in God’s story? What role does humility play?
Read Exodus 3:11-12.
Reflect on Moses’ response. Recall that Egypt is a military superpower at this time.
How would you have responded if you were Moses?
What does it say about God that He would entrust a human being with such a monumental task?
Close by reflecting on God’s response in return.
How do you respond to the idea that God answers Moses’ objections by simply saying, “I will be with you”? What does this response teach us about who God is?
Notice that God’s assurance to Moses is a sign that will only come after Moses has followed God in confronting Pharaoh & leading Israel out of Egypt.
Does it make you uncomfortable that God’s assurance/sign of success comes after taking steps of trust & commitment?
How does this change how you understand what it means for God to send you to confront suffering in our world?
Where might God be sending you in this season to help heal or ease suffering in our world?
What steps do you need to take to answer that calling & be sent?
Getting Out of the Hole
This week, take time to reflect on where God might be sending you in this season. Reflect on this statement: “God calls & sends people to where their gifts & deepest desires intersect with an area of deep need in the world.”
Reflect on where you might be called or sent in this season. Take time this week to research some ways to help in our community (E3, Tallahassee, or Global).
The Ministry of the Missional Church by Craig van Gelder
Leading with a Limp by Dan Allender
Transforming Mission by David Bosch
Coming Up This Week:*
Sunday, October 6: Join us for the next week of our series GOD PT. 1, where we will be looking at the God who delivers!
* Please see mye3.org for details.