SERMON #5: “FINDING REST IN A RESTLESS GENERATION” Back to all sermons
SERMON APPLICATION QUESTIONS
- In Judges 3:7, we read this phrase: They “forgot the Lord their God”. This means they were no longer controlled or influenced by what they knew about God. The truth in their heads was no longer the truth they embraced in their hearts. How are you making sure you remember in your heart what you know in your head about the redeeming work of the Lord?
- In Judges 3:7-11, God’s anger is actually an act of mercy towards His people. How is the discipline of the Lord good news for you as a believer? (Hebrews 12:6) How does it bring hope to you?
- Can you share a time, past or present, where you have felt the hand of the Lord bringing oppression upon you? How did you, or how should you, respond to it?
- In verse 10 we read that “the Spirit of the Lord came upon Othniel”. It is this which qualifies him for the seemingly impossible task before him. In Acts 4:31, we witness that the Spirit of the Lord does not simply come upon one man, but the whole church. Should we pray for the Spirit of the Lord to be poured out upon our church and its leaders? Explain why or why not? Do you long for the Spirit of the Lord to fill you, to transform your life, to empower you with holy living and fruitful ministry? Why or why not?
- In verse 11, we read that the land had rest for forty years. This rest was a blessing from God to His redeemed people. It was a season of rest from war and a time of God’s favorable presence with them. The practical blessing of their obedience was this rest. Do many in our churches today experience unrest/lack of peace? If yes, why do you think that is true? Do you make a conscious effort to know and enjoy the peace of God that was purchased through our great Savior, Jesus Christ?