How do you respond to Pastor Randy’s experience at Sunnyside cemetery?
How do you react when you feel really alone?
When have you felt especially close to the Lord?
Read Luke 24:13-35.
What do you think the two disciples on the way to Emmaus were feeling and thinking?
Why do you think the disciples did not recognize Jesus?
(Too preoccupied in their grief? Jesus looked and sounded different? They had spiritual blindness? Satan prevented it? Jesus wanted to reveal himself the right moment?....)
Since the Lord is always with us, how is it possible to miss his presence?
How did recognizing the Lord change these two disciples’ lives?
How are you encouraged by John 16:33?
Read Hebrews 13:5-6
How does this text affect you?
How does walking with awareness of the Lord’s presence transform our lives?
What steps can we take to me more aware of the Lord’s daily presence?
What is the Lord saying to you?
When you think of the word “Prayer” what feelings or images come to your mind?
Why is it important to remember that prayer is much more than a “wish list”?
Respond to George Truett:
“To know the will of God is the greatest knowledge, to find the will of God is the greatest discovery, and to do the will of God is the greatest achievement.”
Read Luke 22:39-46.
What made Gethsemane such a great crisis for Jesus?
What is the significance that Jesus prayed “not my will but yours be done”?
How is Jesus’ prayer a model for us?
How did Jesus’ surrender make a difference in our lives?
Read Isaiah 6:8, Esther 4:16 and Luke 1:38.
Which person inspires you most? Why?
How do these persons demonstrate that surrender is at the heart of godliness?
What is life-transforming about trusting surrender?
Respond to Jim Elliot:
“God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him”.
When have you found God’s blessing and peace in surrender?
How does praying “not my will” put us in a place where God can really touch and use us?
What were the secret’s to George Mueller’s remarkable prayer life?
To what extent does Bobby Richardson’s quotation “Dear God, your will, nothing, more, nothing less, nothing else” reflect your life?
What steps are you taking to make a full trusting surrender to the Lord?
Read- John 17:14-17.