Weekly Tip #6, Spring 2016
Trust Him Today
The story of Moses first encounter with God is a fascinating event. God said to Moses in Exodus chapter 3,
“4 When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” 5 Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” 6 And he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
7 Then the Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, 8 and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land… 10 Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”
13 Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’ ” 15 … This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.
God is faithful in the good times and hard times, in the challenges of life and in the blessings of life. When we obey God’s word, live a godly life, and are filled with the Holy Spirit, God can use anyone in a powerful way. Even a hesitant servant like Moses. Trust Him today.
Creative Resource for Small Group Leaders
The Connect Cards
Laura Krokos has written a great resource for your Bible studies called “The Connect Cards” Here’s what she has to say:
“Is your Small Group really connecting? Is it a Group with a purpose? A Group going someplace?
These deeper connections are critical to a Small Group and creating them is a formidable challenge. So here is a resource—creative ideas and content—to help your Small Group make those connections: Connecting with God, Connecting with Scripture, Connecting with the Mission, and Connecting with One Another.
The Connect Cards provide training, questions and ideas to ensure each of these elements are present each week to make not only a deep and meaningful group but also an influential one.”
You can download a full set of cards here Use them on your computer or print out the entire deck (don’t print the design back of the card to save on paper and ink).
You can also purchase the 46 color playing cards with instructions.
4 categories: Connect with God, Connect with Scripture, Connect with Mission, and Connect with One Another.
Hope this helps you to keep great focus and direction in your small group Bible studies.
Talk to you next week,
Ben with Cru