9.23.18 – So Get Going

  1. In his message this morning, Brady talked about how our culture loves efficiency. What is one modern convenience that you love and makes your life more efficient?  (Examples: DVR, Smartphone, Netflix, Online shopping, Email, etc.)
  2. During the message we watched a video of how a potato chip factory can produce 5 to 6 tons of potato chips in an hour. In contrast, when the factory opened in 1946 they could only produce 5 to 10 pounds of potato chips per hour. How have our advances in efficiency helped our society and in what ways have these advances hurt our society?

Read Exodus 3:7-10

  1. God tells Moses that He knows all about the pain of the Israelites. When you think about what is on God’s mind, is it hard to imagine that God is thinking about your pain? Further, is it hard to imagine that God sees, hears, and knows the pain of the world? Why or why not?
  2. In his message, Brady said that the Hebrew word for pain (sa’aq) is more than just frustration or inconvenience. Instead, this word for pain asks the question, “Where is justice? Is anybody seeing what I’m experiencing?” When have you experienced this kind of pain? How did you experience the Lord meeting in and through that pain?
  3. Brady talked about God calling Moses to go to Pharaoh. Have you ever felt called to do something you didn’t feel prepared to accomplish?
  4. Brady suggested that there were far more efficient ways to get Pharaoh’s attention, yet God called Moses. Why do you think that God invites people to join His rescue mission?
  5. Brady shared a story about Sarah Harmeyer and her goal of creating community by sharing meals together. Sarah’s calling was toward hospitality and creating belonging that reflects the Kingdom of God. Where is God calling you to engage with Him in loving the world? How is Hutch First already joining with God and what are some additional ways you could partner with God?
  6. Moses expressed several reasons why his going to Pharaoh was a bad idea. In your own life, what reasons come to your mind as it comes to partnering with God to rescue the world? (Examples: doubt, regrets, fear, busyness, apathy.)
  7. How does Moses encounter with God gives us a better understanding of God’s “truth north” for our lives?
  8. As God sets our compass, how will becoming more like God (loving the things God loves, grieving over the things that break God’s heart, and become more like the God that we serve) be something that takes shape in you in this upcoming week?