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Small Group Questions


October 19-20, 2019
Deuteronomy 31:7-8, Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Jeremiah 29:10-14,
Hebrews 12:1-3, Colossians 3:15-17

1)   Since most people fear change to one degree or another, are there certain types of change that you fear more than others? Has your fear of change lessened or grown worse as you have gotten older?
2)   Why do you think we fear change so much?
3)   Read Deuteronomy 31:7-8. Do you believe what Moses said about God, "He will never leave you nor forsake you?" If not, why? If so, why do you still fear change?
4)   Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. In the message, Scott suggested that our earthly lives are made up of a series of seasons. Is that a helpful idea? Why, or why not?
5)   If you could go back to an earlier season in your life, to which season would you return? Why?
6)   In these verses (Eccl. 3:1-8), are there any phrases that stand out to you? Comfort you? Trouble you? Confuse you?
7)   Read Jeremiah 29:10-14, then re-read verse 11. Do you believe that God has plans for you? If so, what do you believe he has planned? If God has a plan for you, do you still have free will?        
8)   Read Hebrews 12:1-3. The writer urges us to "fix our eyes upon Jesus." What do you think he means by that? Is it possible to be a Christian without fixing our eyes on Jesus?
9)   This writer says, "Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." How does Jesus' willingness help you to "not grow weary and lose heart?"
10)   Read Colossians 3:15-17. Have you ever been part of a community of faith that fully lived out what Paul describes in these verses? Is that even possible?   

11)  Pray that God will guide you, and our congregation, through any changes that we face.