Caught in the Middle of Things (discussion questions)

Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message at Eastbrook Church this past weekend entitled “Caught in the Middle of Things” from our new series, “The Name.”

Discussion Questions:

  1. When was a time that you really experienced God’s presence or leading in your life? What happened as a result?
  2. This week, we begin a new series on Exodus 3 and 4, “The Name.” This is the first of three series from the Book of Exodus that will be interspersed over the next year. Begin your study by asking God to speak to you through the Scripture. Read the Exodus 2:23-4:17 out loud.
  3. How would you describe the situation of the Israelites when God meets Moses at the burning bush (see Exodus 1-2, particularly 2:23-25)?
  4. Take a look at Exodus 1 & 2, and then retell the story of Moses’ life up to this point. What did he do? How did he act? What went well and what went poorly? How did Moses understand God up to this point?
  5. How would you describe what Moses saw while out on the mountain in Exodus 3:1-3? What was the significance of this moment?
  6. Sometimes, we think that God does not know our situation or care about us. The Israelites likely felt this way (2:23). Moses may have felt this way (2:14-15; 3:1). How would you describe God from what you see in these few verses of Exodus 2:23-3:3?
  7. What does this speak to you about the way you relate to God in your own life and circumstances? If you are in a small group, discuss this together.  If you are on your own, then perhaps you could write down some thoughts on this.

[Next week: We will continue “The Name” looking particularly at how we relate with the Living God by exploring Moses’ conversation with God in Exodus 3:4-12.]

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