Main Idea: Every moment of time has told and is telling God’s story. The whole Bible is His story and every one of us was always planned to be a part of it.
Discussion Starter: If you could visit any time and place in history when and where would you go?
Introduction: This week, Pastor Chris takes us through most of recorded, Biblical history to illuminate how God has revealed himself and compels us to step into God’s plan for us.
Primary Scriptures: 2 Timothy 2:15, Galatians 4:4, Romans 6:23, Romans 10: 9-10
- What do you think is one of the most fascinating stories in the Bible? What does it tell you about God?
- Pastor Chris mentioned that after the book of Malachi, God was silent for 400 years, and he pointed out that we should not mistake God’s silence as inactivity. Is there an area in your life where you are waiting to hear from God? If so, how can you be encouraged to know that His silence doesn’t mean He isn’t doing anything?
- Read Galatians 4:4 This verse shows us a glimpse into God’s plans and timing. Discuss some of the obstacles to waiting on God’s timing and plans.
- Pastor Chris said that Jesus’ birth and humble beginning was not poverty, but prophecy. The circumstances of Jesus’ birth were part of God’s plans from the beginning. Discuss how God can and is working in your current circumstances. Meditate on Romans 8:26-29.
Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read Romans 10:10 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.
Getting to know each other: Discuss how you see your part in God’s story. Encourage someone in the group as to what you see as their part in His story.
Getting to know Him: What do you think is one of the most interesting stories from the Bible and how does it reveal God’s character? If you’re not sure of one, what do you think is one of the most interesting of God’s attributes? For example, 3 of God’s attributes are that He is infinite, transcendent, and personal.
Engaging at Faith Promise: The Christmas season always provides many opportunities to serve at Faith Promise. Visit the Information area at your campus if you aren’t sure of the opportunities.
Engaging in Community: This time of year there are also many opportunities in the community. Don’t forget about the group that we partnered with over the summer, Serve Day. Click here for some of their great ideas on how to engage your community.
Engaging the World: Visit the Missions Spot at your campus to get information on our international missionaries and find out how you can partner with them in their efforts abroad. Also consider sending them an encouraging Christmas card.