SERIES: Distance Learning: Choose to Flourish in Exile
SERMON: Enduring Expectations
PASSAGE: Daniel 12:1-13
TEACHER: Ryan Paulson, Lead Pastor
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This is the last weekend of our 2020 fall series, DISTANCE LEARNING: Choose to Flourish in Exile, a 12-week journey through the Old Testament book of Daniel. We hope you have enjoyed our time in this book.
Let’s start by worshiping the Lord together. If you are joining us on-campus, see the lyrics tab below, or CLICK HERE for a printable file (PDF) of the worship lyrics. Or follow along on-screen with us if you’re worshiping with us online.
As we conclude our time of worship, consider these questions:
Reflect: Take a moment to think about this — what from the passage and message impacted you most?
Share: What verses or points made an impact on you today and why?
Pray: Have one person pray a blessing over the group.
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Keep Growing …
In light of this weekend’s sermon, following are some ways that we can continue to grow in our relationship with Jesus both personally and in connection with others. (To join or lead a Life Group, or to access leader’s notes, visit here: Life Groups Online.)
Discuss: Life Group Questions
1. What was your favorite store to shop in as a teenager?
2. As we wrap up Daniel, what are one or two themes from the book that have really influenced you as you seek to faithfully follow Christ? Why?
3. As you look at the five points Ryan made this last weekend, which two of them seem to be most significant for you as you look to the week ahead? Why?
4. What is one thing you can do to apply this week’s message? Just one thing!
Using the practice of Lectio Divina, spend time with God in 1 Peter 1:6-7.
“2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1:2-4)
O blessed Jesus, give me stillness of soul in You. Let your mighty calmness reign in me. Rule me, O King of Gentleness, King of Peace. Amen. – Saint John of the Cross
This week, as we wrap up the book of Daniel, share with someone something that you’ve taken from this series or a lesson you’ve learned. Sharing is caring!
This week, study Revelation 22 or access access our daily devotional guide, The Daily Fill.
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