The Ark: Captured and Returned
Passage: 1 Samuel 4:1-11, 1 Samuel 5:1-7, 1 Samuel 6:13-21, 1 Samuel 7:1-4
Memory Verse for the Week: 1 Samuel 7:3 (ESV)
And Samuel said to all the house of Israel, “If you are returning to the LORD with all your heart, then put away the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth from among you and direct your heart to the LORD and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.”
GOD'S PRESENCE & POWER
THE ISRAELITES' PRIDE & INDEPENDENCE
HIS PATIENCE & OUR REPENTANCE
YOU CAN PRAY WITH US …
1. Praise God for His presence and power. Worship Him for His faithfulness in the midst of our unfaithfulness.
2. Consider the ways your life has been marked by independence and idolatry. What do you need to “put away” that may be distracting you from His presence?
3. Thank God for His kindness and mercy and the gift of repentance. Consider the beautiful reality that Jesus has given us eternal and intimate access to the Father.
4. Who in your life is living a life marked by independence and idolatry? Who do you know that desperately needs God’s presence? Pray for them and ask God to send His Spirit.
5. Ask the Spirit to give you a yearning for His presence.
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.