Small Group Weekly Bible Study
Breakthrough -1 “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.”
Theme: Breaking Through – “Just OK, is not OK”
Our God is bigger than our problems. With Him, our present doesn’t have to be our future.
It’s time for faith, and it’s time for action. It’s time to look past the mirror.
How do you identify with the statement: “I know I need something different but I don’t know where to start?”
Observation and Interpretation Questions:
Read Joshua 6:1-25
- How do you think you would have responded if you were Joshua (verses 1- 5)?
- What do you suppose was the greatest challenge he and the people faced (verses 6-9)?
- How difficult do you think it was for the people to do what Joshua said (verses 10-14)?
- What of all that happened was the greatest breakthrough for the people (verses 15-21)?
- How would you describe how Rahab and her family must have felt (verses 22-25)?
Read Hebrews 11: 7-16
- How did Noah exercise ‘faith-fueled vision” when God called him (verse 7)?
- What was it about Abraham’s early life that challenges you most (verses 8-10)?
- How are Sarah and Abraham great examples of “faith-fueled vision” (verses 11-12)?
- What was it that fueled the faith of all the heroes mentioned here (verses 13-16)?
- How does one best move from where they are to where they want to be?
- How can we break free from what’s holding us back?
- Is there somewhere in your life at the present time where you feel stuck?
- Can you begin to believe that God has something good just waiting for you?
- Was there something in this week’s sermon that particularly resonated with you?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank You that with Your help we can break through whatever is holding us back and we can enjoy the abundant life You promise us.
Talk and Pray with one another about how you can Join Jesus on His mission in your own lives
this week, using the questions on the back, and pray for one another about any personal concerns or praises you have.
Read Nehemiah 1:1- 11.
How do you think you would have responded regarding Jerusalem (Nehemiah 1:2-3)?
When in your life have you felt like doing what Nehemiah did (Nehemiah 1:4)?
What do you hear in Nehemiah’s prayer that surprises you most (Nehemiah 1:5-7)?
What is one thing that Nehemiah reminds God of that you appreciate (Nehemiah 1:8-11)?
Share an experience from your life that reflects how you received a breakthrough.
Prayer: Father, give us the confidence in Your willingness to hear our prayers and help us to look to Your power to provide a breakthrough for us when we continue to trust You.