The Promised Land: When Faith Fails

The Promised Land: When Faith Fails

April 02, 2017 | Brad Wingler
Numbers 13-14

The Promised Land: When Faith Fails

Numbers 13-14

1. When faith fails, we start looking at our strength instead of God’s.   (Numbers 13:1-2, 26-33)

2. When faith fails, we forget God’s past power and His future promise.   (Numbers 14:1-12)

3. When faith fails, we need a faithful representative to plead for us.    (Numbers 14:13-20)


Faith Sheet


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 77: 11-12 – “I shall remember the deeds of the LORD; surely I will remember Your wonders of old. I will meditate on all Your work and muse on Your deeds.”


Reviewing This Past Sunday

The Promised Land: When Faith Fails

Numbers 13-14

 1. Read Numbers 13:1-2, 26-33. When have you had a decision requiring faith? What helped or hindered your faith during that time?

2. Read Numbers 14:1-12. When do you find it easiest for your feelings and fears to overwhelm your faith? Where do you typically turn for strength in moments of fear? Why?

3. Share a time when you faced a difficult circumstance in the past and God delivered you.

4. How does reflecting on God’s past work, indwelling of His Spirit and future promises give you strength for current trials?

5. Read Numbers 14:13-20. Moses showed interest in what “the nations” would think if God destroyed the Israelites. How can the church show interest in seeing the glory of God’s forgiveness known among the nations?


Preparing for Next Sunday

The Promised Land: The Bronze Serpent

Numbers 21


1. Read Numbers 21: 4-9 and ask the Lord to reveal Himself and His truth.

2. HIGHLIGHT a verse or truth that stands out and write it out.

3. EXPLAIN the text in your own words to make sure you see the big picture of God’s Story.

4. APPLY a truth from the text to your own life. (Focus on what God is saying and what is your act of obedience, confession, prayer, praise, giving thanks, etc.)

5. RESPOND in prayer and go apply what God reveals to you from the Scriptures.




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