Songs of the Humble Kingdom
Passage: 1 Samuel 2:1-10, Luke 1:46-55
Memory Verse for the Week: Luke 1:46-49 (ESV)
And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.
Intro: What is the most striking reversal you’ve ever seen?
AN IMPORTANT START
What do these songs reveal about the LORD?
THE GREAT REVERSAL
How secure or enduring do you believe your circumstances are?
WHEN REVERSAL IS GOOD NEWS
What is the key to a reversal so that you see it with hope?
YOU CAN PRAY WITH US …
1. Worship the LORD for His love and power to heal all things that are wrong and eternally establish all that is good. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for His goodness to raise up all of His people, no matter how much they suffer.
2. How have you lived as if your earthly blessings or hardships will never end? Confess your pride and unbelief to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and to open your eyes to how He is at work to change what you cannot.
3. Give thanks to Jesus for all that He has done to ensure that His people are redeemed vs. all the forces of evil. Thank Him for leaving the place of highest privilege to save us, and then being raised back, taking us with Him.
4. Who do you know that is arrogantly oppressive? Or that has suffered from abuse? Pray for them, asking the Lord to reverse their position by His Grace — so that they’re redeemed eternally.
5. Ask the Holy Spirit to bear His fruit of love, joy and patience in your heart, especially where you have suffered. Pray for His perspective and hope so that you can faithfully endure for a season hardships that bear eternal fruit.
The Facilitator is a study tool designed to help you engage with the weekly sermon through the five elements we incorporate in our Community Groups; Get Acquainted & Sharing, Sermon Study, Mission, Worship and Prayer. This tool will be made available Monday morning to give us the opportunity to look back at what we heard on Sunday.