We’re in a new series called “Foundations” which builds off of Jesus’ metaphor in Matt 7: “A house built on sand will never be able to stand BUT a house that’s built on the rock will never be able to fall.”
Examine the Word
- Read Genesis 15 and Deuteronomy 7:7-9
- Read James 1:1-12
- Read 1 Timothy 6:11-12
- To be faithful is to be loyal, unwavering, steadfast. God reveals Himself to be a faithful God by way of covenants. After reading through Genesis 15 and Deuteronomy 7:7-9, how do we see God acting faithfully toward Israel? What does it mean to you that our God is a covenant-keeping, oath-protecting, loyal God?
- How have you seen His faithfulness in your life recently?
- In James 1, the apostle uses the word “steadfast” to describe a person who remains faithful to God, no matter what. How does James describe this person? Does this reflect the kind of faith you have in God? Why or why not? How would you like to grow in this area?
- Paul urges Timothy to pursue several fruits of the Spirit in 1 Tim 6:11-12. Talk about each one? How does faith/faithfulness fit into this list? Why is it something that Paul wants Timothy to develop?
- Who do you know who exemplifies faithfulness to Jesus? What could you learn from that person?
- Worship: Pick a song or passage that proclaims the faithfulness of God and spend time worshiping Him.
- Write: What difficulty, suffering, injustice, or temptation is currently in your life, challenging you to not be faithful to God? Write this down and ask God to develop resilience and faithfulness in you by His Holy Spirit and because of His faithful, loyal love toward you.
For Family Discussions
- Why does it honor God when we’re faithful/loyal to Him?
- How does your family show others that they are Jesus-followers, first and foremost? How can you grow in this area?
Published on 06-12-2022 @ 9:02 AM CDT