Leader’s CG Study Guide for March 22, 2020 PDF Version
Leader’s CG Study Guide For the week of March 22, 2020
March 23, 8:30am – March 27, 2020 4:30pm
The STF Go Team Trailer will be parked in front of our Ballast Point Campus. Go Team leaders will be accepting food donations from our church and community.
Suggested Donation Items:
*14oz boxed cereal
*Instant Oatmeal Individual Packets
*Condensed Soups (10.5 oz cans)
*Canned Pasta (beefaroni, raviolis, spaghetti o’s)
*Peanut Butter (plastic containers NO JARS**
*Boxed Macaroni & Cheese
*Crackers (sleeves, saltines or Ritz)
*Individual servings of fruit
*Squeezable Jelly *NO JARS*
*Basic toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, soap, shampoo, etc.)
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1. With what formulas for dealing with stress were you raised?
2. As a child, what was your favorite pet? How did this pet respond when it heard your voice?
3. From this weekend’s sermon, which one statement, point or insight was most helpful, challenging or even confusing to you personally?
1. How does Jesus identify himself with the “good shepherd” (John 10:11-15)?
(God knows and loves each of His own. He will do all He has promised: care for and make strong; forgive and make new; protect and purify. From the beginning, He has had a plan to restore the world that sin broke, and God is faithful to His own plan. We know God is faithful because He sent His Son to the cross to keep His promise. Now nothing can separate God’s people from His love. He is faithful to Himself and His Word. We can trust Him to keep all of His promises.)
2. How do you discern his voice from all the voices that vie for your attention? How have you heard the Shepherd’s voice through His Word this week?
(If you feel you do not hear Him and do not know ho to follow Him, ask Him to make His voice clear to you and to overcome all other distracting voices. Then, as His Spirit helps you understand His words through the Gospel, believe and act on what you learn. He will lead you. This is His promise.)
3. Read Psalms 23. It can be frustrating and confusing when God ‘makes us lie down in green pastures’. Have there been times in your life when you felt God’s firm hand steering you to a blessing that otherwise you would have walked by and missed?
(Believers in Jesus are not secure by the strength of their own faith of by the wisdom of their choices. They rest firmly in the grip of the eternal Father and Son. No crushing circumstance or disappointing failure can separate you from your Shepherd, who sealed you with His name and engraved your name on the palms of His hands. Revelation 3:12, Isaiah 49:16 Jesus is always leading, always going ahead of us and always staying close, keeping us secure, bringing His supernatural peace and strength for every day.)
TAKING IT HOME
1. What was the turning point for you in terms of hearing “God’s voice” and responding?
(All people who hear the gospel of Jesus must believe and are accountable before God for their response.)
2. Jesus voluntarily laid down His life to give His people eternal life. What blessings do you receive from Jesus being your Shepherd?
(Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though a for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own loft us in this: “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. “ Romans 5:7-8. It is mind blowing that the Shepherd was willing to die for his sheep. John 10:10 tells us that we have not just life, but abundant life. Jesus offers us what no one else can. He has a personal loving relationship with every one of his flock. He knows us fully and loves us completely.)
3. How can the group pray for you this week?
Below are some prompts for things to consider and pray about this week for yourself:
Faith believes God is and His Word is true.
o Faith influences how we view life and the world.
o How would life be different if you accepted God’s viewpoint as revealed in the Bible?
o What do your decisions or priorities reveal about the object of your faith?
o Ask God to increase your awareness of areas of unbelief in your heart.
• Faith acts on God’s promises.
o When we have confidence in God and His plan and purpose for our lives, we can then act in faith.
o How could remembering God’s repeated promises give you the confidence to risk something for the Lord?
o What personal burdens or entanglements make persevering in faith difficult sometimes?
o Prayerfully ask God to sustain your faith when you are tempted to lose heart or give up the fight.