Heart for the Harvest Week 2 – Discussion Guide
Our God is Jehovah Jireh our Provider, Jehovah Rapha our Healer, and Jehovah Shammah our God who is always there.
This Heart for the Harvest weekend we bring our generous offerings to God, and we pray for provision, for healing, and for prodigals to return home.
Which of these three names for God means the most to you at this moment in time? Why?
- Read Genesis 22:1-14. How did God provide for Abraham? How has God provided for you? Are you needing God’s provision right now? Pray together for God’s provision.
- Read Exodus 15:22-27. Have you been in a place where the water is bitter? Has God given you healing? Or do you need healing right now? Praise God for the healing He has given in the past and ask God for any healing you need right now.
- Read Ezekiel 48:35. The Lord is there. How have you experienced God’s presence both in trials and in joy? Who are you praying for to also experience God’s always-there presence?
Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read either Genesis 22:1-14 or Exodus 15:22-27 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.
Suggestion: Consider breaking the group into twos or threes for this section.
If you prayed for God’s provision for those in your group, is there any way that God can use people in your group to meet those needs? For example, if someone is looking for a job, are their connections or networking opportunities within your group that could help them find work?
Engage the World Around Us
Engaging at Faith Promise: Some groups are currently meeting in person and some are meeting via zoom. Some Promisors are attending live in-person services and some are watching online. Read Philippians 2:1-2. We are to be of one mind and have the shared purpose of spreading the gospel. Think of someone you used to see regularly at Faith Promise but you haven’t seen in a while. Contact them this week and check in.
Engaging in Community and the World: Thanksgiving may look different this year due to COVID precautions. You may have friends and neighbors that are not traveling or not hosting their loved ones due to health concerns. Some people may be lonely and missing the usual festivities. Who can you contact via phone, text, or mail and show them that they are loved by you and by God?
Expand God’s Kingdom
Did you pray for someone specifically this weekend? Reach out to them and tell them you are praying.
ALL groups at Faith Promise should follow Jesus Christ and lead others to do the same. Below are the marks of a growing follower and disciple of Jesus.
– A follower of Jesus desires to encounter God through the deeper study and application of God’s Word.
– A follower of Jesus embraces people and values relationships on a deeper level so everyone can grow together.
– A follower of Jesus engages and serves the world around them and in their community, through local partners or God-directed opportunities.
– A follower of Jesus expands God’s Kingdom through development and multiplication of disciple-makers, possibly to lead more groups at Faith Promise.