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This month we’re focusing on the value of Relational Investments. December is a great opportunity for spiritual conversations and to invite someone to join you at church. Discuss who in your social circles you’d like to invite to church this month. Commit to praying for those people.
GROW AS A LEADER
We’re incredibly grateful for your leadership! Check out this video from Pastor Aaron Buer thanking you for leading a small group and letting you know about some key things coming in 2023.
Welcome to the fourth week of our series, INVITATION TO THE FEAST. This week, we discuss the multiple meanings of the Feast of Tabernacles.
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Have someone read Deuteronomy 16:13-15 out loud. What stands out to you about these instructions?
God instructs the Israelites to celebrate when they’ve completed the harvest. What are some things we celebrate when they are completed?
God also tells them to have joy. Why do you think God included that part?
Sometimes it can be easy to move on to the next thing instead of celebrating when we complete something. How can it be a good habit to develop taking the time to celebrate?
The feast was a reminder to be grateful to God. What are some ways God played a role in the Israelite’s harvest?
We don’t have an economy dominated by agriculture like the Israelites. In what ways does God play a role in helping us accomplish things today?
We don’t celebrate feasts in the same way either. How can we develop our own rhythms of gratitude to God?
The Feast of Tabernacles reminded the Israelites of God’s provision in the wilderness. What are some ways God cared for the Israelites in the wilderness?
The wilderness is a tough place to live. But it can also be a formative time. What are some difficult seasons of life you’ve gone through?
The wilderness can often lead to spiritual growth, but we can let it push us away from God. How have your difficulties changed your relationship with God?
God tells his people to look back at a difficult time and remember his provision. How can it be valuable to look back at difficult times and note how God provided for us?
WATER AND LIGHT
The Feast of Tabernacles in the first century included a ritual with water and one with light. What did these different elements represent?
How does Jesus take these rituals and apply them to himself?
In what ways does Jesus serve as God’s provision for us?
Today we discussed four elements related to the Feast of Tabernacles in the Bible. What aspect do you think you needed to hear the most this week, and how will that impact you?
There will be no Sermon Discussion Guide for December 24 through January 1. It will resume January 7/8. We hope you find creative ways to celebrate with, encourage and pray for each other.