March 22: Me'od--"Strength"
1. Getting Started:
What did you find most interesting about the sermon this week? The most helpful, eye-opening, or troubling?
What kinds of strength has God given you? What are your talents and abilities?
What kinds of power do you have? Where do you have influence over the lives of other people?
2. Into the Bible:
Read Exodus 3:1-4:17
God calls Moses to be his representative to Pharaoh, but Moses makes four objections to God’s calling (3:11; 3:13;4:1; and 4:10). What are they? Are these good or bad objections?
How does God respond to Moses’s objections?
We often back away from God’s calling because we don’t think we have enough me’od (strength, talent, power, influence, money, etc.). How does God respond when we don’t have the me’od to do his will?
What are you being called to do? Where do you feel inadequate like Moses? How can you step out in faith and trust in God’s me’od?
3. Going Deeper
What is the difference between loving God with your me’od and loving him with your heart and soul? What does me’od include that heart and soul do not?
Look back at your strengths and powers God has given you. How can you use them to build the Kingdom of God?
Which of the Seven Deadly Sins can be cured by “loving God with all your me’od?” (Vainglory, Greed, Gluttony, Lust, Wrath, Envy, Acedia)