4-9-17 The Promise Land: Remedy for Unbelief
April 09, 2017 | Todd Cyphers
Promised Land: The Remedy for Unbelief
I. Unbelief is poisonous.
II. The poisonis in us.
Matthew 11:16-17 Jesus said, “But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market places, who call out to the other children, and say, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’
III. Seeing Christ is our remedy.
John 3:3, 14-15 Jesus said to him, “…I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
“As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.”
Faith Sheet - 4/9/17
Monthly Memory Verse – John 15:5 – “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”
Weekly Memory Verse – Psalm 31:3 – “For You are my rock and my fortress; for Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.”
Weekly Reading Plan – Numbers 20-21; Psalm 31; John 13
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Reviewing This Past Sunday
Remedy for Unbelief - Numbers 21:4-9
1. What circumstances cause you to be impatient, angry, anxious or cause you to complain? How is Christ working in you to change the way you respond?
2. What are some gifts that we quickly take for granted? Why is this so poisonous to our hearts and relationships? How do you cultivate contentment and thanksgiving?
3. When was a time you didn’t like the decisions made by someone in authority over you and you responded sinfully? What were the reasons? Read 1 Peter 3:13-20 and Hebrews 13:17. Discuss how we can glorify God in how we respond to leaders in government, at work, in the home, and in the church when they make decisions that are different than we would make.
4. Read John 3:14-15. When you think about Jesus being lifted up on the cross, do you think of this primarily as humiliation or exaltation? Why? How can it be both at once? What implications does this have for our daily lives?
5. How can you incorporate these truths when sharing the gospel?
Preparing for Next Sunday
Trusting the Risen Christ - Luke 24: 36-52
1. Read the passage and ask the Lord to reveal Himself and His truth.
2. HIGHLIGHT a verse or truth that stands out to you and write it out.
3. EXPLAIN the text in your own words to make sure you see the big picture of God’s Story. (Who wrote it & why was it written? To whom it was written? What is the context? How does the text point to the Father, Son or Spirit? What is the text telling us about our new identity as believers in Christ or what we are to be doing?)
4. APPLY a truth from the text to your own life. (Focus on what God is saying to you and what is your act of obedience, confession, praise, going forward, giving thanks, etc.)
5. RESPOND in prayer and go apply what God reveals to you from the Scriptures.