We are beginning a 3 week series called the ‘Unthinkable Invitation’. It’s a message from the narrative of Moses – how God was writing Moses story and inviting him into a bigger story…
Message main idea: (Ex. 3:1-7)
The invitation is:
1) To be displaced by a Holy God.
2) To share in God’s concern for humanity
3) To be drawn up into a bigger story
God interrupted Moses when he was living a life of relative comfort…
1) Has your life ever been interrupted by God? When were you surprised by Him? (*Maybe for some this happened this weekend at Fall Retreat)
2) Are there areas of your life right now that are pretty ‘comfortable’? How does God’s invitation to follow Jesus really cause you to step out of that comfort zone? Has that happened this week for some of you that made decisions at camp?
SHARING in God’s concern for humanity:
God was keenly aware of what was happening to the Israelites in Egypt – notice he says ‘I have seen, I have heard, I know, I will come down’, etc (Ex. 3:7-8)
1) What situations are going on in your school right now that you think God is concerned about?
2) We, as the Church, are literally the hands and feet of God (1 Cor. 14). So if God is concerned about humanity (in this case – teenage humanity) – shouldn’t we be as well? What would he have you do about those situations that break His heart? Do they break yours as well?
Being DRAWN up into a BIGGER STORY.
God was going to act, but He invites us into that redemption. He was going to rescue the Israelites from slavery – and he was going to send MOSES to do it. He is in the business of inviting us into his work. How will we respond?
1) According to scripture -God is always watching, always moving, and always working. Do you see any situations in your school where God is working?
2) Have you ever felt like God was moving in a situation around you – and you refused to step in and be used? What fears do you have in those situations?
Final question to leave them with:
Do you feel like you are living in a small story or in a grand story? God is drawing each of us into high grand story of love, redemption, and justice. If we will just accept and trust Him!