Main Theme: As we remember God’s goodness it strengthens us and helps us encourage others.
Read Together Genesis 9:8-17. Discuss the main idea of this passage.
Study: How is the word “remember” used here, and what can we learn from its use for how we should remember what God has done for us?
Apply: What “memorials” or “monuments” do you have that help you to remember the Amazing things God has personally done for you? For example, journal?
Share: What is something extraordinary God has done in your life? How does remembering this help you face the future?
Read Together Deuteronomy 4: 9, 23. What is the common thread of these two verses?
Study: What is God telling His people, and why is it important for us today?
Apply: How does sharing what God has done for us help us as well as others?
Share: A friend asks if false ideas or false teachings can also be idols? What is your answer and why?
Read Together Deuteronomy 4:32-40. Identify the main theme of this passage.
Study: What is God telling His people to remember, and why?
Apply: What is God doing for his church today, and how do we make sure we remember and share with others?
Share: Your friend mentions children starving in third world countries. “What has God done for them?” she asks. How do you respond to your friend?
Read Together Deuteronomy 8:7-18 and discuss the main idea of this passage.
Study: What warning is God given here and what does it mean to us today?
Apply: What does this teach us about the dangers associated with wealth and prosperity? Just like Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 4, does success make us prone to forget God? Why or why not?
Share: Can you think of a friend who may be encouraged by some of the testimonies shared in class today? Can you reach out to that friend this week?
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only...James 1:22.