Uncomfortable (S1) - Day 28

INTRODUCTION
The following is a guide to help facilitate discussion. Feel free to add or subtract or change questions to fit the conversation, and pray for the Spirit to lead in all things.


OPEN
Have you ever experienced a miracle? What was it and what was it like to experience it? Did anyone ever doubt or question your experience?


HEAD
Read John 2:1-11; Exodus 7:14-24; John 14:6; and 1 Corinthians 3:11-15 together and share any wisdom, insights, or questions in response to the reading.

Do miracles ever make you uncomfortable? As we consider Jesus’ first miracle in John 2, try to imagine hearing this story for the first time. What is your initial reaction to it? 

What do you think is the importance of this miracle/sign? How is Jesus’ power put on display here and what purpose do you think it served?

What differences do you find when you consider the miracles of the Old Testament vs. the New Testament? Are any of them easier to believe than others? Harder to believe? Why/why not?

Moses was used by God despite how uncomfortable he was with speaking. How has God empowered or emboldened you to move beyond discomfort, follow His lead, or adhere to His call?

What do Pauls's words in 1 Corinthians 3:11-15 mean for you today? Have you ever tried (or seen someone else try) to lay a different foundation other than Jesus Christ? How did that go?


HEART
In Exodus 7 we see God's supernatural power on display. The plagues begin, but something else happens as well…Pharaoh’s magicians mimic them! Have you ever experienced someone or something that mirrored the supernatural but clearly was not? Did that imitation of God’s work impact your trust in Him?

Consider what Pastor Tim shared in the daily guide about John 14:6. How do those words/ideas help you in your thinking around this text? Is there any discomfort when it comes to this topic?

Does anything about the words “fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done” cause you to question any of the work you’ve done or the foundation you’ve laid? 


HANDS
How can you be more open to God's miraculous power in your daily life? If there are still things that cause discomfort for you, how can this group help you process through and/or find strength, hope, and healing on your journey?


LIVING WORDS for YOUR WEEK
“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works because I am going to be with the Father.” John 14:12

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