How did you experience God this week (joys, struggles, breakthroughs)?
How did the Holy Spirit speak to you through His Word this week? (We desire for God’s Word to always be on our minds, upon our lips, and deep in our hearts).
Sermon Discussion Questions
Nehemiah 6:1-4, Mark 1:35-38
What stood out to you about the sermon on Nehemiah 6?
Describe a time when you experienced 'vision drift' at your company, family, or personally? What were the effects?
Can you describe the vision/mission that God has given to you? How does Jesus' mission of proclaiming the Kingdom (Mark 1:35-39; Luke 4:43) inform your mission?
We mentioned that Nehemiah faced four temptations from his enemy to pull him away from the vision of building the wall. The four temptations were: weariness, opportunities, accusations, and fear. After re-reading Nehemiah 6, do you see other temptations?
Has there been a time in the past when you drifted from God's best because of one of the four temptations listed above? If you feel comfortable, do you mind sharing?
Out of the four temptations for vision drift, which one are you more prone to/least prone to? Why?
In light of Nehemiah 6, what is the Holy Spirit saying to you?
Questions to engage either corporately or silently: What have you put in place of God or given your heart to this week? What sin do you need to repent of? What area are you not trusting your identity is in Christ? Encourage one another to turn to God and receive his forgiveness and grace. (Consider praying our Corporate Confession together)
+ Corporate Confession
Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.
Spend a few minutes praying into the areas God has spoken to you about. Pray for one another and for the non-believers in your lives. (Consider praying through the Lord’s Prayer)
+ The Lord's Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name
Thank God for who He is and His abundant faithfulness.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven
Pray for God’s rule and reign to become a reality.
Give us this day our daily bread
Pray for God’s daily provision in your life.
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who have trespassed against us
Confess your sins to the Lord, and forgive people who have wronged you.
Lead us not into temptation
Ask for God to guide you in ‘paths of righteousness for His name sake’.
Deliver us from evil
Pray for God’s protection against any of the strategies of Satan.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen
Where are you being sent this week to share Jesus through your actions and words?