Sermon Discussion Questions
FOCUS: Isaac tried to bring about what he wanted for the life of Esau, even though God had clearly laid out a different plan; and it took being "shaken" by the events of the stolen blessing for him to stop going against what God was doing and to entrust himself to His will.
FOCUS: Due to decisions made and some of the challenges we face living in this fallen world, Naomi faced a tremendous amount of hardships that left her feeling “bitter” instead of “pleasant”, but God had not abandoned her and was working thru all this to bring about a future beyond what she could see or imagine.
FOCUS: Jesus went to a lot of trouble to establish a memorial to help His followers have direction for their lives, but He also showed the danger in merely going thru the motions or approaching Him with our own agenda (monument building).
FOCUS: When Joshua led Israel across the Jordan River into the Promised Land, God had him construct a memorial to provide remembrance and a teaching opportunity for generations to follow of God’s power, His involvement in our lives, and how He sees His plans to fulfillment.