Timeless Truths (a study in Genesis) – The Sovereignty of God (week 9)

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Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let’s take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

– Movement towards Each Other
– Movement towards God
– Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Timeless Truths

This will be 10-week overview of God creating order, purpose, and function into the earth, the rebellion of mankind against divine authority, and God’s unfolding plan to redeem creation and mankind back to its original purpose through faith and grace.

Last Week: This week spend time talking with God about the stress points in your life? Are you currently wrestling with God? What would surrender look like for you?

Two Weeks Ago: Read Genesis 22:1-14 and Proverbs 3:5-6 every day this week. Where do you need to exercise faith this week?

Key Verse:

For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 16:25

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
When do you start listening to Christmas music?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What type of books/movies do you like?
What caused you to land on that genre?
Have you ever skipped ahead to the end to see how it turns out? Why?
How does knowing the ending before you start ruin the story?
Have you ever dealt with a life story situation where you were glad you didn’t know the ending?
What would have happened if you knew the whole story on the front end?
Read Genesis 37:3-8
What was Joseph’s relationship like with his family?
What did Joseph say to his brothers?
How do you think Joseph’s dream made him feel? His brothers?
Read Genesis 37:14, 18-27
What do you think was going through his mind when he was sold into slavery?
Do you think Joseph had a different view of his dream after he met his brothers?
Do you think his present circumstances would cause him to questions God’s Plan? Why?
Read Genesis 39:1-5; 19-23
Have you ever thought God was mad at you? Why?
How did Joseph’s situation go from bad to worse?
What does it mean “the Lord was with Joseph”?
Just because God seems absent does it make it so?
How do you know?
How do you look for God in the difficult moments?
What does it mean for you to trust God?
How do you think  Joseph would answer that as a teenager having dreams versus an adult wrongfully imprisoned?
Read 1 Peter 5:7; Hebrews 11:1
What do these verses mean to you?
How do they remind us that God is Sovereign, and that is a good thing?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
What does it look like for you to trust God in the difficulties of life? Memorize 1 Peter 5:7 this week.

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