Online Service | May 3rd, 2020

May 3, 2020 Pastor: Jared Burke Series: Online Services

Topic: Sanctification, Transformation, Discipline Passage: Genesis 32:1–32

Welcome to our online service for May 3rd!

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  • Discuss the sermon with your family or Life Group. Use the questions below to get the conversation going.
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Know that we are praying for you. May you bring glory to God and good to His people as you SHARE the hope, TEACH the truth, and SERVE the King!

Discussion Questions:

How has this season been challenging for you?

Hebrews 12:3 tells us to “Consider [Christ] who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.” In what way does setting our thoughts on Christ’s sacrifice help keep us from discouragement?

How does understanding ourselves to be God’s children shed light on the struggles he allows into our lives? See Hebrews 12:5-11. 

What does God’s discipline look like? Does discipline refer to punishment? In what way is discipline an expression of God’s love for us?

What does God desire to produce in us through the discipline he brings? See Hebrews 12:10. How does Hebrews 12:12-17 help us better understand what holiness is to look like for us?

Jacob prayed to God in Genesis 32:9-12. What are some elements of his prayer that may be a good model for us to follow?

God used the struggle in Jacob’s life to ultimately change his identity. Who was Jacob before and how did his new identity as Israel testify to what God had done?

How is God transforming you through the struggles you face in life?

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