TiO 15 – Exodus – Worry or Wonder?

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The Main Idea

We have been promised that Jesus will set us free. But so often we find caught in circumstances which do not appear very freeing. Like the people of Israel, we wonder if God really knows what he is doing.

Warm Up Questions: (Choose 1 or 2)

Q1: Have you ever embarked on a change in life only to wonder if you made the right choice? Tell that story?

Q2: When you make a change in life are you a “fall back” or a “fail forward” person? That is, do you quit and start again (fall back) or do you adjust your current approach assuming that the original goal can still be met (fail forward)?

Q3: What do you think of those aquariums where you walk into a big tube with fish and water and glass all around you?

The Word

Read the scripture aloud: Exodus 14:10-12

As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back, and there were the Egyptians advancing on them. In great fear the Israelites cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us, bringing us out of Egypt? Is this not the very thing we told you in Egypt, ‘Let us alone and let us serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.”

Q1: Do you ever experience doubt that God can free you from your circumstance? What kinds of circumstances do you need freeing from? What does freedom from circumstance mean?

Q2: Do you tend to be a “worrier” or a “wonderer” when it comes to your response to God?

Prayer

Pray that God will fill you with a sense of wonder about all that he is going to do for and through you.

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