Listening Guide for Worship Service 11-22-20
“Walker to Walker”
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14— Psalm 136
(This message is online at: nwbcspringfield.com) - Use this listening guide as you watch the video worship services online. This will also have questions you can use with your connect group.
Do you agree it’s not how ___________ you live but __________ you live that matters most
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgement, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.”
1. Life is _____________
James 4:14 -- “For your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a _________________________, then it’s gone.”
Psalm 90:12 “Teach us to number our days and recognize _______________________they are, help us to spend them as we should.”
2. God is so ______________
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the ___________ yesterday and today and forever.
“Put God _____________ in your life – _______________ Him and ________________ Him.”
“Seek __________ the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be _______________ unto you.”
Ecclesiastes 12:1-5 Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, “Life is not pleasant anymore.” 2 Remember him before the light of the sun, moon, and stars is dim to your old eyes, and rain clouds continually darken your sky. 3 Remember him before your legs—the guards of your house—start to tremble; and before your shoulders—the strong men—stoop. Remember him before your teeth—your few remaining servants—stop grinding; and before your eyes—the women looking through the windows—see dimly.
4 Remember him before the door to life’s opportunities is closed and the sound of work fades. Now you rise at the first chirping of the birds, but then all their sounds will grow faint.
5 Remember him before you become fearful of falling and worry about danger in the streets; before your hair turns white like an almond tree in bloom, and you drag along without energy like a dying grasshopper, and the caperberry no longer inspires sexual desire. Remember him before you near the grave, your everlasting home, when the mourners will weep at your funeral.
ICEBREAKER——We’ve all started projects with an end goal in mind; an incredible picture of how we want it to be. Then reality sets in. Have you ever had a “Pinterest fail”? Share it and laugh with your group.
APPLY THE BIBLE - Read Romans 8:19-23 —It doesn’t take long to look around and realize something isn’t quite right, What does this Scripture tell us that’s not right?
Q1— What principles or thoughts had the most impact on you from the message preached on this passage on Sunday? How were you specifically challenged? What points of application did you take away from the message?
Q2— Verse 2 appears to be saying that life gets darker and troubles seem to "hang on" and linger as we get older. Do you think this refers to a physical or emotional effect; or both? ?
Q3—Can you think of a time where you felt you had gained what you set out for, yet only found in time that you were dissatisfied again? What did you do?
Q4—Why is it important for us to understand that it is God who has created time, purpose, and a season for everything? How does this allow you to live more confidently?
A LITTLE LOVE HOMEWORK:
·· These verses give the notion that nothing ever really changes in life. Do you agree? Make a list of things you believe never change
· TALK ABOUT LOVE WEEK—TALK ABOUT Rediscover Christmas—how can your group get involved?