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Creating Space. Expecting Harvest - Praying to The Lord of The Harvest

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Below are some discussion questions relating to a recent sermon. These are provided so that your Life Group can discuss what was shared. Previous Weeks’ Discussion Guides and Sermon Notes are available through the Sermons under the Resources menu. Click on the sermon series and then the sermon you are interested in to open it. You will see Paper icon under the sermon title. Click the icon to open the sermon notes. To listen to the sermon click on the speaker icon. 

  1. How has God blessed you lately?
  2. Have you seen examples of how God’s blessings to you have enabled you to bless others?
  3. How can you increasingly see those in your oikos as Jesus sees them?
  4. What things keep you from seeing the needs of others?
  5. Are you willing to pray for God to send laborers? If so, how would you feel if He asked YOU to be one of them?
  6. How do you hear God speak to you?
  7. Hebrews 11:6 says, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” How earnestly are you seeking Him right now? And what would it look like for you to do so?

Take some time, even now, for God to send out laborers from LEFC and for God to grow our capacity to send them.

Posted by Dr. Ed Scheuerman with

Creating Space Expecting Harvest: Tools That Work-Even Buildings

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TEXTS: OT SURVEY, GEN 8:11; EX 4:16, 17; NUM 22:28-31; JONAH 4:6-11; EX 25-30; EX 31:1-11. NT SURVEY, MK 11:9-11, 15-17; AC 2:42-47; AC 14:1; HE 10:24, 25; 1CO 14:23-26

  1. Some of the tools God used to communicate (especially in the OT) and deliver messages to man were sometimes a bit unexpected (a dove, a stick, a donkey, a worm)! How does this square with the way God chose to bring His son, Jesus into the world? Why does God do this? How does God’s choice of tools impact our understanding of the gospel message?
  2. The Tabernacle, after the cross, served a different function than before the cross. From what you know about the Tabernacle/Temple, compare and contrast how they functioned as tools God used in pre/post cross days. How does this affect our understanding of how the church building should function today?
  3. While the church building is not the Temple, it is still an important tool God uses to       advance His Kingdom. Should all of us, as believers, be involved in a local church? What do you think are the greatest challenges a larger church has in effective worship and disciple-making? What are some of your suggestions for improving how larger churches can most effectively use their tool? (Hopefully, Life Groups are high on your list!)
  4. Because we do it regularly, there is a sense in which coming to church can become ritualistic. How is coming together as the church more about being the church and not just doing church? After we leave the building how are we still the church?
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