Deliverance: Personal Reflection (05.20.18)
Note: To allow CG leaders to rest and be present for Leaders Night, there are no formal Community Group gatherings this week. Therefore, this material is intended to be a personal reflection.
(Take 20-30 minutes or more in prayerful study and reflection.)
At the beginning of the Exodus story, God has a vision for Israel’s freedom. But the Israelites’ daily experience is one of deep slavery, and this is the only life they know.
Read Exodus 4:1-18-6:12 and prayerfully reflect:
- What stands out to you in this text? What do you find interesting?
- What do you notice about the reactions of the Israelites to Moses and to Pharoah?
- How do the Israelites engage with the idea of freedom when slavery is all they know?
- What’s the area of your life where you’re feeling most oppressed? How might you be spiritually enslaved to patterns of the world or sin?
- What is God’s vision of freedom for you that you can’t yet grasp? Ask the Holy Spirit to expand your imagination for holy freedom with Him by giving you a vision for it.
(Allow your personal prayer time to find communal expression.)
Reach out and share with your Community Group via email, text, group chat, or call. Share the answers to these questions:
- What did you become aware that you weren’t aware of before?
- How would you like your group to help you expand your imagination for holy freedom?
- What are you curious to learn from others about their reflection?