Sunday Morning Service:
Sunday School 5 week Series:
Session One: video
Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World
After watching Session 2: Let Your Gentleness Be Evident to All
Take a few minutes with your group members to discuss what topics stuck out to you the most as you watched the video session & explored the Scriptures.
1) Read aloud Exodus 3:7–12. What fear does Moses express to God in verse 11? How does God respond in verse 12? Does God’s response answer Moses’s question directly, or is there a deeper fear God is addressing? Explain.
2) Again and again throughout his Word, God promises to be with us. Think about a time when God’s presence calmed you in the middle of a storm. How did God’s presence change you emotionally, spiritually, and/or physically?
3) Paul says the key to finding gentleness is believing that God is near. However, just like Jesus’ disciples, we easily forget he is with us and waiting to help us. What are some things that prevent you from not only knowing but also believing God is near?
When have you, like the disciples, faced a trial and took actions into your own hands before turning to the Lord?
4) Have three group members read passages aloud: Galatians 5:22–25; Philippians 2:13; and 2 Peter 1:3. What promise is given in each of these verses?
According to these promises, where is your source of calmness? How does this alleviate the burden to conjure up calmness on your own?
5) Jesus tells us there will always be troubles in life. But we have the choice to respond to those troubles with gentleness or with frustration. Considering the biblical promises just read, what specific steps can you take to respond calmly instead of react sharply when anxieties weigh heavily on your shoulders?
Close in Prayer
Key Scriptures for reflection:
Philippians 2:13 2 Peter 1:3
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GOD’S COMMANDMENTS: HONOR YOUR PARENTS
We show love to our parents
Exodus 20:12; Proverbs 1:8-9; 20:20; 23:22-25; Ephesians 6:1
God says to honor our parents, and he promises a long life for those who do.
We can honor our parents by listening to them, not saying mean things to them, bringing them joy, and obeying them.
We’ve been learning the Ten Commandments. Now you might think that sounds like a bunch of rules, but God’s Commandments are like street signs, showing us the best way to go.
Here’s the one we’ll talk about today:
Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord our God is giving you.”
What does it mean to honor someone?
What do you think of the promise that goes with this commandment?
The Bible has a lot to say about what it looks like to honor our parents. It means we show love to our parents, we listen to their advice, we obey them and only say good things about them.
We don’t always understand our parents’ rules. But we don’t have to understand. We can obey first and ask why later—and keep obeying even if we never understand the “why”! God put our parents in authority over us, and when we do what is right, they will honor us. When we obey our parents, we show love to our parents.
Use these 4 motions as reminders of how to love your parents:
We show love to our parents by listening to their advice. Have kids cup their hands behind their ears.
We show love to our parents by saying only kind things about them. Have kids put their hands on their mouths.
We show love to our parents by bringing them joy! Have kids hold up their hands, palms facing forward, and shimmy them (jazz hands).
We show love to our parents by obeying them, even if it’s not what we want. Have kids walk in place like they are going to obey what their parents say to do.