Tell about a time you were minding your own business, going through your normal Lower Story life, and God showed up, revealed himself, or spoke to you in some surprising way.
God is dramatically active in his peoples deliverance- he is engaged, he cares (Exodus 3:1-10). Looking specifically, at verses 7-10, what do you learn about God in the following areas:
What did God see, hear, and feel?
What did God say he would do?
What did God call Moses to do?
How did Moses see his abilities and how did God see him (Exodus 4:10-12)? Tell about a conversation you had with God that may have sounded something like the one Moses had in this passage?
While God saw Moses as the perfect person to face Pharaoh and speak the word of the Lord to the leader of Egypt, Moses saw himself as a political fugitive and a poor communicator who had no business facing the king. Give examples of how God can see us one way and we can see ourselves very differently. What can we do to increase our ability to see ourselves from God’s perspective?
Tell about a time when you dared to say ‘yes’ and followed God, even when you were afraid. How did God show up and lead you?
God calls himself I AM, the self-exsistant one, (Ex 3:14). How could the embracing the reality that the God we worship is the eternal I AM help you face the challenging moments of a normal day?
What is one area of your life here you tend to focus more on your limitations than God’s ability to work through you? How can your group members pray for you and encourage you as you seek God’s leading in this area?
How has Passover (EX 12:1-24) an ancient sign pointing to the death of Jesus on the cross as the final lamb of God who will take away the sins of the world?