attributes of God

Proverbs - What is God Like?: The Character of a Great and Gracious Lord

+ Application Questions

  1. What is something God has been teaching you through your Bible reading this week?

  2. How has last week’s sermon on anger been resonating with you throughout this past week? Have you had any specific circumstances when the Lord allowed you to apply a truth from the sermon to your life?

  3. What question, conviction, realization, or insight jumped out at you from God’s Word this morning?

  4. What attribute of God is particularly sweet or surprising to you, and why?

  5. Share how certain attributes of God have encouraged, convicted, or challenged your thinking or your actions in your life.

  6. What attribute of God mentioned in Proverbs do you want to understand more of?

  7. Read 1 John 3:2. If a fuller view of who God is in Christ completely delivers Christians from sin at Jesus’ second coming, then what is one of our main strategies for fighting sin today (as it relates to our understanding of God)? How has your understanding of who God is in Christ affected your holiness, positively or negatively?

1 Samuel 2:1-10 - “Not By Might Shall a Man Prevail”: Glorying in the God of the Underdog

Discussion Questions

  1. What is one truth or “take-away” from the sermon that you found particularly challenging/convicting/helpful?
     
  2. Read 1 Samuel 2:1-10. What is the focus of Hannah’s prayer? What themes do you see throughout her prayer?
     
  3. Hannah endured mocking and sorrow “year by year” (1:7) because “The Lord had closed her womb” (1:5–6). And yet, God did this to bring Hannah to a place of exulting in Him. How have you seen God’s sovereignty over your suffering, and how has God used your pain to bring you closer to him (Rom 8:28)?
     
  4. What attributes or characteristics of the Lord does Hannah mention in her prayer? Which attributes of the Lord are most meaningful to you? 
     
  5. What are some ways that this passage is similar to what we’ve been reading in James over the past several weeks? (See James 1:9-11, 4:6-10, 4:13-16, etc.)
     
  6. Take time to pray in your community group, praising God for who He is by focusing on His specific attributes.