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The Knowledge of the Glory of the Lord (Habakkuk 2:6-20)

Discussion Questions In this series of "Woes", what warnings are given to the Babylonians? What are they condemned for? Do you see any of these sinful tendencies in your own life? While directly applicable to the Babylonians of the day, these "woes" also apply to all who oppose God throughout history. According to Habakkuk 2:14, what is the eventual outcome of human hi...

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Habakkuk's Prayer of Faith (Habakkuk 3:1-16)

Discussion Questions Though his circumstances had not changed, and though he was told the situation would only get worse for the time being, Habakkuk sings a song of praise to God. How do you think Habakkuk was able to do this? What shifted in his mind? In 3:3-7, Habakkuk reflects on how God helped his people in the past by delivering them from slavery in Egypt. How ...

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Yet I Will Rejoice in the Lord (Habakkuk 3:17-19)

Discussion Questions How was Habakkuk able to "rejoice in the Lord" even though his circumstances continued to get worse? What would your own version of these verses sound like? "Though ____ should happen/not happen, yet I will rejoice in the Lord." What would go in that blank for you? How can you "rejoice in the Lord" even if those undesirable circumstances come upon ...

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A Message of Focus (2 Corinthians 1:1-2)

Discussion Questions Paul had a resum that would have been quite impressive in certain circles. According to Philippians 3:4-6, what does that resum consist of? How does Paul identify himself to the Corinthians in 2 Corinthians 1:1-2? Why doesn't he list the things he had mentioned in Philippians 3:4-6? (See Philippians 3:7-14) Paul viewed himself in terms of his re...

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The God of All Comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3-11)

Discussion Questions How have you seen God comfort you during a time of affliction? How has God used trials and afflictions in your life to make you look more like Jesus? How has God used trials and afflictions to equip you to minister to others? Who is he calling you to comfort right now? Questions for Preschool Q: How many persons are there in God?A: There are t...

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Lament and Wonder (Habakkuk 1:1-11)

Discussion Questions Habakkuk asks God "How Long?" and "Why?" What is going on in Habakkuk's world? What does he see in his society that troubles him? From Habakkuk's perspective, what does it seem like God's reaction is to all this? (See also Psalms 10:1; 22:1-2; 44:23-24; 74:1; 88:14) When in your own life has God felt distant and disinterested? How do you respond i...

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The Righteous Shall Live by Faith (Habakkuk 1:12-2:5)

Discussion Questions What was Habakkuk's original complaint (1:2-4)? How did God respond (1:5-11)? What does Habakkuk complain about now (1:12-17)? How did God's response intensify Habakkuk's confusion and frustration? As Habakkuk prepares his second complaint, he rehearses many of God's names and attributes (1:12-13). Why is it important to remind ourselves of what Go...

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Discussion Guide - An Unshakeable Kingdom (Hebrews 12:18-29)

The author’s aim in this passage is to remind his readers of just how privileged they are. They needed this because the difficulties of living the Christian life was taking its toll on them, and returning to their former life of Judaism was sounding appealing. ...

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Discussion Guide - Don't Make the Worst Trade of Your Life (Hebrews 12:14-17)

The author has pleaded with his audience not to “grow weary or fainthearted” at God’s discipline, but to endure it, knowing it proves they are his children and that he does it “for our good, that we may share his holiness.” (Hebrews 12: 3, 7, 10) The need for endurance and holiness converge again here in this brief encouragement and warning. ...

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Discussion Guide - Run the Race Before Us (Hebrews 12:1-2)

It’s easy to begin something. Finishing something, however, is hard. That’s because finishing what we begin requires us to endure the setbacks we face along the way. ...

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