Main Theme: Thoughts from Deuteronomy are used throughout Scripture. Let’s see how they are used.
Read Together 2 Kings 22:1-20. What is happening here?
Study: What can we learn from this incident?
Apply: Are there portions of the law or Scripture that we need to be reminded of or simply start putting into practice?
Share: An older church member laments that some of the inspired writings of earlier days seems to be forgotten and needs to be rediscovered, much like the book of the law in Josiah’s time. Do you agree? Disagree? Why?
Read Together Deuteronomy 10:12-15. Identify the most important point in this passage.
Apply: What things in our lives today hinder us from serving God with all of our heart and strength?
Share: A class member notices that verse 15 says God only delighted in their fathers? Does that mean God only loved Israel?
Read Together Micah 6:1-8. What is the main idea of this passage?
Study: Exactly what case are the people to plead? What is the controversy God is having with His people?
Apply: How does obeying God and accomplishing our purpose all boil down to “doing justly, love mercy and walking humbly with God?”
Share: A friend asks, “How can we do justly and love mercy at the same time? Don’t the two conflict each other?” How do you answer your friend?
Study: What is Jeremiah telling the people, and how does it relate to what was already written in Deuteronomy?
Apply: Israel received a similar message from both Moses and Jeremiah. What is your reaction when you receive similar messages from different people? For example when your mother says you need to exercise more and then you hear the same thing from your wife?
Share: A class member shares that Jeremiah had to remind God’s people of messages Moses already taught in Deuteronomy. She then references Joel 2:28-31, and says God may also use last day prophets to remind us what was already taught in the Bible. Do you agree or disagree? Why? Click here for ideas.
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only...James 1:22.