Current Series: Perfect Peace for a Perfect Storm
This Sunday: Start With Praise
Primary Text: Philippians 4:4-9; 10-13, Genesis 15:1-6, II Chronicles 20:1-12
Discuss these statements. Fear sees a threat; anxiety imagines one.
Read II Chronicles 20:1-12. The king of Israel, Jehoshaphat, is in trouble. Discuss as a group the situation Israel finds itself in.
What was Jehoshaphat’s response? He saw the reality in front of him, but what else did he see?
At this point (verse 12), there is no response from the Lord. No promise given. Often times, we don’t receive a clear promise of a specific outcome.
Read Romans 8:28-29 and Philippians 4:4-9. Sometimes this is God’s response in the midst of our storm. When the storm rages in, what do these and other scriptures offer you?
When we see a storm in someone else’s life, faith can be easier to have. Who is someone in your life who is in the middle of a storm? Are there any ways in which you can support them? Be careful not to convince them but support and love them. Maybe they need to lean on your faith for a time and your presence (because of Christ in you) provides peace.
Take some extended time to pray for those in a storm. Is there a practical way your group can support someone going through a significant trial?