Too Good to Be True | Peace

Sermon Discussion Guide | These questions are based on teaching by Jeremy Gardner (EL) and Bart Stone (WR) on April 30, 2017.

What caught your attention in this message?

Tension | From your experience, what sounds too good to be true about peace?

Theology | Read Philippians 4:4-9. In this passage, Paul contrasts our anxiety with the peace that God can give us. What do we learn from this comparison?

Application | This morning we said, “Peace is found in God’s presence, not our power.” What does this mean to you, and what “next step” can you take from the teaching this morning?


Multiply Discussion Guide |  We are in week 12/15 in our first LifeGroup semester. Our reading & questions this week are from section 4, chapter 9, entitled: Exile and the Promise of Restoration.

What caught your attention in this chapter?

  1. Read Deuteronomy 28. Based on what you have studied in the previous sessions, how did the blessings offered in verses 1–14 become a reality in the life of Israel?

  2. Summarize the judgments in verses 15–68 that God said would come upon Israel if they disobeyed.

  3. Read 2 Kings 17:1–23. This passage describes Israel’s being taken into exile. The author did not simply describe the event; he included a theological explanation for what happened. According to this passage, why was Israel sent into exile?

  4. In light of Israel’s persistent rebellion, why do you think it still grieved God to send them into exile?

  5. Read Ezekiel 36:16–38. Why was God promising to restore Israel? Why is this significant?

  6. Look closely at verses 25–27. God promised to cleanse His people, to give them a new heart, and to empower them by His Spirit. What is the significance of these promises?

  7. Take some time to meditate on Ezekiel 36:25–27 and Jeremiah 31:31–34. What makes this new covenant so unique and important?

  8. As the Old Testament comes to a close, we see that God promised to send a King in the line of David and to make a new covenant with His people. How should these promises affect our lives today?

  9. Spend some time in prayer. Ask God to address the sin in your heart and to give you a heart that loves Him and submits to His rule. Thank Him for His promises of redemption and for the amazing reality of the new covenant established in the blood of Jesus.

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