Sermon Discussion Questions
FOCUS: By contrasting the styles of leadership Saul and Absolom gave as kings of Israel with the leadership style of Joshua, we see the futility in striving to make a name for oneself and how much better God can use us when we focus upon His Kingdom agenda and let Him guide us.
FUNCTION: We will be challenged with what our life goals are and whether the agenda of the KING is what sets our own agenda, or if we are chasing after what is ultimately futile.
FOCUS: Joshua reminds Israel of all the good God has done on their behalf and then calls Israel to choose God rather than the idols of the generations and cultures around them; but he warns that choosing God is more difficult than mere assent—it takes life change and surrender; hence the emphasis on “serve the LORD”
FUNCTION: We will consider the level of our commitment and our attitude toward serving the LORD, and whether we have allowed idols to hinder the covenant bond He is seeking
Why is it so difficult to be a servant? Which do you find more difficult: having an attitude of service, or being treated like you are beneath someone? How do you avoid a sense of entitlement or pride so you can be gracious when someone actually treats you like you are a servant?