God Speaks

OPEN

Have a group member read Exodus 3 aloud. Then have another group member read Acts 7:30-34.

How does the account in Acts add to your understanding of the account in Exodus?

REFLECT

What purpose does this “scene” in the life of Moses serve? How does it look back to what has already occurred and prepare us for what is to come?

How should Moses have responded to God’s statements in Exodus 3:10? What does his actual response reveal?

Summarize God’s words to Moses in chapter 3 in one sentence. What is the main point He expresses to Moses?

APPLY

Have you ever thought or said, “If God would just tell me explicitly what to do, I would do it”? How does the story of Moses and the burning bush challenge that statement? Why do we still hesitate to obey, even when the will of God is clear?

God spoke to Moses from a burning bush. Today, He speaks to us from His Word. What clear command from Scripture are you slow to obey? What immediate obedience do you need to practice this week? How does God’s response to Moses urge you to walk forward in obedience?

CLOSE

What attribute of God did you see in this week’s passage that particularly struck you? How should it change the way you pray, think, speak or act this week?

IDEAS FOR FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP

TIME

Set aside a time this week for your household to read Exodus 3. Then go through these questions together:

// How does God speak to Moses? What does He say to him?

// How does God speak to us through His Word? What does He call us to?

// What is your family doing to know God better? What is your family doing to make Him known to others?

// How can your family read the Bible better together and individually? How can you share with each other what you see God saying?

MOMENTS

Look for opportunities at the beginning or end of the day to communicate to your family the gift of the Bible—God’s true word. It is from God and about God. In the Bible they will see that God is wise—God knows what is best.

MILESTONES

All Christians have the same general calling, but to receive a particular calling from the Lord is a huge milestone. Do you believe that the Lord has called you or your family to anything more specific? Is there a way to celebrate or commemorate that calling?