“One day Moses was tending the flock…There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn’t burn up. ‘This is amazing,’ Moses said to himself. ‘Why isn’t that bush burning up? I must go see it.’” Exodus 3:1-3 (p.45)
“But the LORD sent his servant Moses, along with Aaron, whom he had chosen.” Psalm 105:26 (p.462)
- God Has Chosen Me.
“Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.” Ephesians 1:4 (p.895)
“…for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 (p.935)
- Be open to His call.
“When the Lord saw Moses coming to take a closer look, God called to him from the middle of the bush, ‘Moses! Moses!’ ‘Here I am!’ Moses replied.” Exodus 3:4 (p.45)
“And you are included among those Gentiles who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ.” Romans 1:6 (p.857)
- Stand firm in His call.
“God replied to Moses, ‘I am who I am. Say this to the people of Israel: I am has sent me to you.’” Exodus 3:14 (p.45)
Series Memory Verse: “No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.” Joshua 1:5 (p.167)
“Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13 (p.881)
- Let God use your story.
“Then the Lord asked him, ‘What is that in your hand?’ ‘A shepherd’s staff,’ Moses replied. ‘Throw it down on the ground…So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey, and headed back to the land of Egypt. In his hand, he carried the staff of God.” Exodus 4:2-3, 20 (p.46)
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28 (p.862)
My Next Step This Week:
_____ I will memorize Joshua 1:5 and allow God to transform my mind.
Small Group Questions Part 1
One Thing: God Has Chosen Me.
Key Verse: “No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.” Joshua 1:5 (p.167)
Bible References: Exodus 3:1-22; 4:2-3, 20 (p.45-46).
// Have you ever had to make a difficult decision? What or who helped you determine what the right choice was?
When God chose Moses and called him to set the enslaved Hebrew people free, Moses asked God for His name. Names were a big deal in Moses’ time and usually had deep meanings attached to them. God revealed His name to be “I am who I am,” which we traditionally translate as “Yahweh.” This Hebrew name is interesting because God distinguishes Himself as a consistent God, that is not changing and is the same God today as He is for everyone in the past, present, or future.
// Read Exodus 3:4 (p.45). Be open to His call.
- What is a calling?
- What habits can help you prepare for God’s calling in your life?
// Read Romans 1:6 (p.857). You have been called and belong to Jesus.
- How has God called you?
- How can you help others find their calling and know Jesus more?
// Read Exodus 3:14 (p.45). Stand firm in His call.
- What does it mean to stand firm in His calling?
- What habits can you start that can help you stand firm in His calling?
// Read Romans 8:28 (p.862) This passage explains that God will work all things for good to those who choose to love Him.
- What in your life has God worked together for good?
- Are there any habits that we can do that can help us as we wait for God’s direction?
// Read Exodus 4:2-3, 20 (p.46). Let God use your story.
- How can God use you right now?
- What can you do to remind yourself daily that God is with you?
My Next Step This Week: ___ I will memorize Joshua 1:5 and allow God to transform my mind.
Read John 15:16 (p.824). Jesus wants you to know that you are chosen. Jesus chose to die for you and to free you of your sin. He wants you to choose a life with Him.
Read Ephesians 1:4-5 (p.895). God chose you before He made the world and decided to love you. He wants you to be a part of His family by having a relationship with Jesus.
1 Peter 2:9 (p.935) John 6:37 (p.814) 2 Thessalonians 2:13 (p.908) Deuteronomy 7:6 (p.145)