Based upon the Workbook by Henry Blackaby
We have studied that God is always at work around us (John 5:17, 19-20) and pursues a continuing love relationship with you that is real and personal (Romans 3:10-12). We learned that when God reveals what He is doing, it is an invitation for us to join Him in His work (Exodus 3:1-14), and we looked at how God speaks (Genesis 22:1-18). This week we see how responding to God by faith leads to God-sized tasks that attracts the world to Him (Joshua 6:1-16, 20-21); as a family, reread these verses and review the sermon notes.
Review the MEMORY VERSE (Heb. 11:6). Let’s hide the Word of God in our heart! MEDITATE; what does the verse say to you? Pray for understanding. Review verses: John 15:5 and John 8:47. Review, Review, Review!
DISCUSS: What did I learn in the Sunday School lesson and the sermon about experiencing God through a crisis of belief that requires faith and action?
God does not require us to understand His will; just obey it, even if it seems unreasonable. Read Daniel 3; what was God’s will for Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego? What was society’s will for them? What was their crisis of faith? In what ways was the power of God demonstrated through their obedience? Who do you think received the glory?
Discuss other Biblical examples such as Noah, Daniel, Esther, and the Disciples; how did their lives reflect this principle? Has God asked you to do something that seemed unreasonable or impossible that caused you to have a crisis of belief? How did your relationship with God change as a result? Let God know that you trust Him.