LG -Psalm 23:1 (Sustenance)

LIFEGROUP MEETING GUIDE

RELYING ON GOD TO MEET ALL MY NEEDS- Ps. 23:1

GOD IS GOOD, NO MATTER  WHAT!  (Psalm 23) series – Part 2

Pastor Mike Prah – Week of May 13, 2018

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Take personal notes  around your Sermon Outline as you listen to the sermon and prayerfully ask the Lord to deal with you personally .Then select a few of the following questions from each section to discuss during your LifeGroup  meeting.. Don’t preach, use the LifeGroup moment as a forum for open discussion and sharing.

1. OPEN YOUR SESSION WITH PRAYER.

 

2. ICE BREAKER.

Take some time to share what’s going on in your life, testimonies and/or upcoming events. Recognize birthdays and anniversaries.

 

3. BIBLE DISCUSSION: PICK THE POINTS YOU WANT TO DISCUSS.

 

SECTION 1: REVIEWING SERMON MESSAGE

(a).  If you could summarize the sermon what would you say?

(b). What  fresh insight did you learn from the sermon?

(c). What  character or attributes of God were stated in or implied by the message?

(d). What Bible verse cited in the message stands out to you the most ? Why?

 

SECTION 2: PERSONALIZING SERMON MESSAGE

(a). What insight from the message left the biggest impression on you? Why?

(b). What did you hear that encouraged or reassured you?

(c). What did you hear that challenged or convicted you?

(d). How did the message increase your appreciation for God  or  Jesus Christ?

(e). Who can share the positive results of obeying the message or the painful consequences of disregarding its truth?

 

SECTION 3:  ENCOURAGING APPLICATION OF THE SERMON

(a). What personal application of the message has the Lord shown you? How do you feel about following through with it?

(b). If we diligently apply the message, what effect would it have on personal lives and our daily walk with Christ?

(c). What would you say to share this helpful information to benefit someone who did not hear this message?

 

SECTION 4:  DIGGING DEEPER

(a). Worry has been described as unreasonable, illogical, unhelpful, and unnecessary. Which of these terms connects with you about worry and why?

 

(b). “The Lord is my Shepherd, I will lack nothing!” Psalm 23:1 (NIV)

One way to trust Jesus to meet our needs is to remind ourselves everyday that He is our shepherd.

– Spend a few minutes together memorizing Psalm 23:1.

– The Lord, your Shepherd  provides, He protects, He guides, He corrects. What does this mean to you personally?

 

(c). “Don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have its own worries. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  Matthew 6:34 (NCV)

– Why is it important to trust Jesus one day at a time, rather than worrying about a future  you cannot control?

 

(d). “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” Matthew 6:34 (Mes)

– According to Matthew 6:34, what is God telling us to do?

– What happens when we obey this instruction?

– Share a time when you trusted God in a difficult time and God worked things out for your good.

 

(e). Discuss how the following Scriptures reassure you of God’s willingness to meet all our needs

“God will supply all you’ll ever need from His glorious resources in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 (Ph)

 Jesus: “I am the Good Shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me … and I lay down my life for my sheep.”  John 10:14-15 (NLT)

 “Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)

 

4. PRAYER TIME – PRAYER POINTS

(a). Pray for each LifeGroup member to respond positively to this message and to follow-through in application. Pray for a divine, positive impact as God’s people apply this Word to everyday living.

(b). Ask for prayer requests and pray for the individual needs of your group.

(c). Closing Prayer

PLEASE REACH OUT TO ANYONE WHO DID NOT MAKE IT TO YOUR  LIFEGROUP MEETING & CHECK ON ANY ONE SICK OR IN NEED IN YOUR GROUP.

 

THANKS FOR COMING!  PLEASE COME BACK NEXT WEEK! GOD BLESS YOU!

 

SERMON OUTLINE

RELYING ON GOD TO MEET ALL MY NEEDS- Ps.23:1

GOD IS GOOD, NO MATTER  WHAT!  (Psalm 23) series – Part 2

Pastor Mike Prah – May 13, 2018

 

– GOD IS THE SOURCE OF EVERYTHING I NEED TO LIVE

The Lord is my Shepherd, I will lack nothing!” Psalm 23:1 (NIV)

 

What Does A Shepherd Do?

A Shepherd Provides, He Protects, He Guides, He Corrects

 

– THERE IS NOTHING I NEED THAT GOD CAN’T SUPPLY

 “God will supply all you’ll ever need from His glorious resources in Christ Jesus.”      Philippians 4:19 (Ph)

 

– GOD DOESN’T WANT ME WORRYING ABOUT ANYTHING

 “Don’t worry about anything! Instead, pray about everything.” Philippians 4:6a (LB)

 

5 REASONS GOD TELLS ME NOT TO WORRY – Matthew 6:25-34

 

1. WORRY IS UNREASONABLE

“Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more important than clothes.” Matthew 6:25 (NIV+ICB)

 

2. WORRY IS UNNATURAL

 “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:26 (NIV)

 

“And why worry about your clothes? Look at the field lilies! They don’t worry about theirs. Yet King Solomon in all his glory was not clothed as beautifully as they.” Matthew 6:28-29 (LB)

 

3. WORRY IS USELESS (UNHELPFUL)

 “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”   Matthew 6:27 (NIV)

 

“Worry weighs a person down.” Proverbs 12:25a (NLT)

 “Worry makes a person feel as if he is carrying a heavy load.” Proverbs 12:25a (ICB)

 

  “A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body” Proverbs 14:30 (NLT)

 

4. WORRY IS UNNECESSARY

“If God cares so wonderfully even for the flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won’t He more surely care for you?” Matthew 6:30 (LB)

 

God didn’t spare His own Son but handed Him over to death for all of us. So He will also give us everything along with Him.” Romans 8:32 (GW)

 

5. WORRY IS UNBELIEF

“You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, because of what Jesus has done for us.” Philippians 4:19 (Mes/LB)

 

People who don’t know God and the way He works — they worry over these things.”  Matthew 6:32a (Mes)

 

Jesus: “Don’t be worried! Believe in God and believe in Me!” John 14:1 (GN)

 

HOW DO I TRUST JESUS TO MEET MY NEEDS?

 

1. EVERY DAY, ASK JESUS TO BE MY SHEPHERD

Jesus: “I am the Good Shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me . . . and I lay down my life for my sheep.”  John 10:14-15 (NLT)

 

Come save us and bless us Lord! Be our shepherd and always carry us in your arms.”  Psalm 28:9 (CEV)

 

2. EVERYDAY, GIVE JESUS FIRST PLACE IN EVERY AREA OF MY LIFE

 “Your Heavenly Father already knows perfectly well what you need, and He will give you what you need IF you give Him first place in your life and live as He wants you to.”  Matthew 6:32-33 (LB)

 

3. EVERYDAY, RELAX AND GIVE JESUS MY WORRIES IN PRAYER

 “Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)

 

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God about all your needs and thank Him for all He’s done for you. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 (LB)

 

4. TRUST JESUS FOR ONE DAY AT A TIME

Don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have its own worries. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34 (NCV)

 

“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”    Matthew 6:34 (Mes)