Series Memory Verse: “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:16 (p.915)
- God’s Plan Is Better Than My Plan.
“But the Lord’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken.” Psalm 33:11 (p.427)
- Humble yourself before the Lord.
“Then they said, ‘Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky. This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world.’” Genesis 11:4 (p.9)
“For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke 14:11 (p.797)
“And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6 (p.932)
- Stick with God’s plan.
“But the Lord came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building. ‘Look!’ he said. ‘The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.’” Genesis 11:5-7 (p.9)
“Then he said to the crowd, ‘If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me.’” Luke 9:23 (p.790)
“Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted.” Psalm 127:1a (p.473)
“Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness; let us exalt his name together.” Psalm 34:3 (p.428)
My Next Step This Week:
_____ I will discover God’s plan by reading the Daily Reading and Verse from “God’s Will” in The Life Transformation Bible.
Small Group Questions
One Thing: God’s Plan Is Better Than My Plan.
Series Memory Verse: “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:16
Bible References: Genesis 11:1-9
// What did you want to be when you grew up? What was the plan that you had for your life?
The word Babel in the Bible originally meant “confused.” This is important for us to know because in the account of the tower of Babel humanity “confused” many things. They confused their role in creation and confused God’s role in their lives. They confused their purpose when they tried to become “famous” instead of using their gifts to help others know God. Lastly, they became “confused” after God scattered them and they spoke different languages.
// Read Genesis 11:4 (P.9). We need to humble ourselves before the Lord.
- What does humility look like?
- How can we become humble and what’s stopping us from being humble?
// Read Luke 14:11 (P.797). In this passage, Jesus explains that we either exalt ourselves or humble ourselves.
- What ways do you exalt yourself? What does Jesus mean here?
- How does our humility show Jesus to others?
// Read Genesis 11:5-7 (P.9). God wants us to stick with His plan.
- What causes you to not follow God’s plan?
- How can we learn about God’s plan for our lives?
// Read Luke 9:23 (P.790). Here Jesus calls His followers to pick up their cross.
- What does Jesus mean in this passage?
- What would you say is your “cross” that you need to pick up in order to follow Jesus?
// Read Luke 11:28 (P.793). We need to put into practice God’s words.
- What is God’s plan for your life?
- How can you help others live in God’s plan for their life?
My Next Step This Week: ___ I will discover God’s plan by reading the Daily Reading and Verses from “God’s Will” in The Life Transformation Bible.
Read Isaiah 55:8-9 (P.560). In this passage, we see that we have a limited understanding of God’s plan and how He is using us for far greater things. We get so consumed with our current needs that we can become blind to God’s overall plan to reach the lost.
Read Jeremiah 29:11 (P.596). God has a plan for all of us and we need to find our hope in Him.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (P.482) Psalm 32:8 (P.427) Deuteronomy 31:8 (P.163)