FIRE IN MY BONES Part 2: The Risk of Drift
Jeremiah 2:3-14, John 4:1-26
Theme: As Jeremiah confronted the people of God for drifting away in their relationship with Him, God invites us to not drift from our relationship with Him but to trust Him as the Living Water.
1. What’s one thing that stood out to you from the scriptures or message?
2. Reflect on the ways Jesus drew you to faith in Himself and God's love for you. When and why did you place your faith in Jesus as your Lord and Savior?
3. Read Jesus' invitation to the woman he encountered at the well from John 4.1-26. Hear him say: "Whoever drinks the water I give you will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give you will become in you a spring of water welling up to eternal life" (v. 14).
4. Reflect on this declaration of the LORD: "My people have committed two sins: (1) They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and (2) have dug their own cisterns, cisterns that cannot hold water" (Jeremiah 2:13). What causes people to 1) forsake God or 2) try to find meaning/strength in other things?
5. Let the Holy Spirit bring to your mind times you have drifted away from life-giving faith in Jesus and settled for routine religious practices that did not give life. ...times you were distracted from and distrusted God's purpose and love for you.
6. Reflect on our time of communion this last Sunday: the bread representing the life of Jesus that reveals God and God's desire for you; the cup representing the new covenant of life in his blood for you. Renew your faith and be thankful.
7. What is God calling you to pray about?
FIRE IN MY BONES
Study Challenge Week 2
There are two texts per day. One way to worship God intentionally is twice per day, with one verse in the morning and one in the evening.
First, be silent in prayer for 1 minute.
Second, thank God for 2 specific things.
Third, invite Jesus to speak to you by asking these 3 questions.
1. What am I learning from these passages about faith?
2. Who is He inviting me to share this with?
3. How is He speaking to me during these times of worship?
Finish in prayer for yourself, your family, your neighbors, your co-workers, your church.
Monday: Jeremiah 2:4-13 and Psalm 81:1, 10-16
Tuesday: Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 and Psalm 73
Wednesday: Luke 14:1, 7-14 and John 3:16-21
Thursday: John 4:1-26 and 2 Timothy 1:8-14
Friday: 1 Peter 1:3-9 and 1 Kings 19:9-14
Jesus, you have called each of us to serve and obey. Give me strength every day to live in this calling, to be your hands and feet, to be faithful to that which has been given me.