How does the sovereign God providentially watch over His people? When we face threats to our faith, how can we be assured that God is working behind the scenes for our good according to His purpose?
1) God helps His people through His servants (8:3-14; 9:1-4; 10:3)
Life is not a bed of roses, and becoming a Christian does not turn life into one as well. God’s people still face challenging life situations and threats that attempt to erode our faith. Many a times, God uses His willing servants to help His people through these. Think about your journey as a Christian in God’s house so far. Can you recall moments where you received help from God’s servants? Share some memorable ones with your LG.
God is looking for servants who are willing to work for the good of His people. However, there are sometimes obstacles in life that make it harder for us to step out as His servants. What are some obstacles present among Christians at your life station that make it harder for them to go the extra mile to help others? How do these obstacles apply to your life too? What does the Bible say about how a believer should approach them? How do some Christians overcome these obstacles so that their acts of love towards fellow believers are not hindered? How is God prompting you to serve a fellow believer in need now? Would you commit to do something about it this week?
The LG is an important gathering to encourage and support one another through difficult life situations. Are there needs in the group that God has allowed you to see? Think of some practical steps you can take to work for the good of His people in your LG.