On Sunday, May 31, 2020, Teaching Pastor Bruce Hess’ message is “Singing in the storm, Part 1” it is Part 4 of our current sermon series Anchored. Below are some questions for your personal or group reflection.
1. When life crashes in on us—where do our eyes (our focus) tend to go? Where should our eyes focus instead? What kind of difference would that make?
2. Storms appear suddenly in Oklahoma and in our lives. What can assist us to prepare for a sudden life storm which—in turn—can help us respond with an attitude of “singing in the storm?”
3. God is the Holy and Sovereign King, right? What can help us to retain a sense of reverence and awe in a world that often emphasizes casualness and informality?
4. In what ways does the biblical teaching of God’s sovereignty help us in everyday life?
5. What tends to dominate our prayer lives (make a list)?
Why is that? In what ways do our common prayer practices differ from Habakkuk’s
6. What does “looking back” mean for followers of Jesus? What types of things are we called to remember?
7. One study cites stats that indicate some people tap, swipe, or click their smartphone 2617 times a day, resulting in what one researcher calls, “continuous partial attention.” How could the syndrome of partial concentration adversely affect our relationship with God?
8. List as many ways as possible showing how God has worked in your life. Bruce said, “When we reflect back on what God has done in the past, our trust deepens in the present.”
9. Read Psalm 103 out loud. Then take a few moments to express your gratitude to Him.