During the current COVID-19 pandemic, we believe it is important to show solidarity with our health officials who are working to protect the lives of people in our community, city and country by limiting gatherings to less than five people.
Therefore, we have moved our worship service to an online format that will be available any time after 10:30am on April 26, 2020. Please join us online with your family to worship, listen to a biblically-based sermon and discuss together the provided questions at the end of the sermon.
If you are gathered with your family, please discuss the following questions together. Otherwise if you are participating in this online service alone, please join our Zoom meeting at 12:20pm to discuss the questions with Pastor Bill and others from our church community.
- What are some of the things you are longing for during this time? How are those longings shaping your attitude and response to God and others?
- Why was it so hard for Israel (and sometimes us) to remember God’s faithfulness?
- Why is grumbling complaining an offense to God? What are some proactive steps/helpful ways we can resist complacency?
- Take some time to reflect on your life and list 3- 5 ways that God has given you “manna” – how has he shown his faithfulness to you?
- Read Deuteronomy 8:1-20
- What are some of the promises God has made to his people?
- Why is remembering their story and where things are headed so important?
- What are some of the ways Israel in 8:11-20 might fall into the trap of “forgetting the Lord”?
- What are the consequences of forgetting?
- What does this show us about God and how we ought to respond to the “manna” he provides?
- James 1:17 tells us that every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights. Take some time to pray and remind ourselves that the blessings (manna) that we have received are blessings that ought to point us back to the One who freely gives them to us.