We are scheduling an online gathering for this Sunday, December 27th at 15:00. Here are the details on how to join:
Join ICM Zoom Meeting
Worship & Fellowship – Dec 27, 2020 at 03:00 PM Rome
Meeting ID: 841 5994 5792
We will share prayer requests, pray, worship in song, and have a short discussion on part one of a New Year’s challenge. Our text this week is Numbers Chapter13 thru Chapter 14:12. I have posted a New Year’s sermon on the podcast site – it’s the first sermon listed, entitled A Loving Shove Into 2021. Please take an opportunity to listen to it before Sunday and consider the following questions:
1. (This is Andre’s fault…He mentioned Kadesh-Barnea last week (Challenge Question) Please read the Numbers text, how could we connect what we learned from the Christmas story last week, with our text for this week?
2. Any thoughts or comments from the sermon? How were you challenged?
3. What do you learn about God and His commands from Numbers 13:1-2?
4. Moses told the spies to “be of good courage.” Who else is known for saying this in scripture (See Matthew 9:2, 22, 14:27, Mark 6:50, 10:19, John 16:33)? What do you learn about God from this command? How can you apply this truth to your life?
5. Knowing what the spies will find, why does God send them in? Who and what is this really all about?
6. Given that God had supernaturally delivered these people from Egypt and brought them to the border of the Promised Land – what is truly being said when the spies say, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are…and the people grumbled”? What’s the ultimate issue here? Is this an issue in your life?
7. What does Caleb say about the command of God? In real life, on Monday morning when it looks impossible, what do you say about the thing God has called you to do?
8. What do you learn from the man’s “prayer” to Jesus Christ in Mark 9:23-24? How could you use this prayer in the New Year?
9. In Numbers 14:1-4, how did the people respond to the faith challenge God had put in front of them? What was at stake for the people? How is this a lesson for you and me?
10. In Numbers 14:6-9, what does Joshua and Caleb say to the people? How can we apply this in 2021? In Numbers 14:11, how does God describe the response of the people toward Him as they refused to believe and obey? What lesson do you draw from this?
We love you…Merry Christmas!
Jim & Karen