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January 4, 2019

Sermon Discussion Questions: Show Me Your Glory

Jason Meyer

Pastor for Preaching & Vision

The following discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon on January 6, “Show Me Your Glory” (Exodus 33:12–23). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.

Outline

  1. Request and Reply #1 (Exodus 33:12–14)
  2. Request and Reply #2 (Exodus 33:15–17)
  3. Request and Reply #3 (Exodus 33:18–23)

The request always demonstrates Moses’ passion for God’s presence, the reply always reveals God’s passion to provide his presence to his people. The lesson that stands out in the end is God’s passion to give himself to his people.

Main Point: Prayer is the overflow of a passion for God’s presence.

Discussion Questions

  • In Exodus 33:12–13, how does Moses’ first request show a passion for God’s presence? How does God’s reply (Exodus 33:14) show his passion to provide his presence ?
  • In Exodus 33:15–16, how does Moses’ second request show a passion for God’s presence? How does God’s reply (Exodus 33:17) show his passion to provide his presence?
  • In Exodus 33:18, how does Moses’ third request show a passion for God’s presence? How does God’s reply (Exodus 33:19–23) show his passion to provide his presence?
  • How is Exodus 33–34 fulfilled in John 1:14–18?

Application Questions

  • How is prayer a matter of spiritual appetite? Evaluate your spiritual appetite by using your prayer life as a diagnostic. How can you increase your spiritual appetite?
  • How is prayer a matter of spiritual power? How is mountain climbing a good illustration for this principle in prayer? How can we grow in this regard and climb higher in 2019?
  • As a church, what can we do to grow in our corporate passion for God’s presence?

Prayer Focus
Pray for a grace to climb higher in our pursuit of God’s glory in prayer in 2019.

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