Life Group Questions – 4/23

Solid Ground – A Study of Deuteronomy 6
Read: Deuteronomy 6:10-15

10  “When the LORD your God brings you into the land he swore to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that he would give you—a land with large and beautiful cities that you did not build,  11  houses full of every good thing that you did not fill them with, cisterns that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant—and when you eat and are satisfied,  12  be careful not to forget the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.  13  Fear the LORD your God, worship him, and take your oaths in his name.  14  Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you,  15  for the LORD your God, who is among you, is a jealous God. Otherwise, the LORD your God will become angry with you and obliterate you from the face of the earth.

Transformation Questions: 

  •  What is the difference between common grace and saving grace?
  •  Where do you see common grace in our society?
  • What are some ways for us to make sure we don’t forget all the grace that God has given us?
  • What does it mean to fear God?
  • In Isaiah 6, when the prophet sees the Lord on the throne, his reaction is “woe is me.” Why did he react in that way? What does his reaction show us about fear and reverence and God?
  • How can we teach the next generation to both fear God and have a proper understanding of his love and grace?
  • Who or what are some of the false gods that the people around us are worshipping?
  • How do we stay obedient to God in a culture that doesn’t value what we value?
  • What does it mean that God is a jealous God?
  • Why does verse 15 end with such a harsh promise of punishment if God isn’t worshipped? How can God be loving and yet be angry at the same time?
  • Ultimately, God’s wrath was satisfied through the cross. How does the atonement help us understand both God’s justice and his love and grace?