Home Group Questions – Brick X Brick: Part 3 – 1/20-1/21
Brick By Brick – Facing Opposition
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Take a few minutes to check in with everyone in your group.
Is there anything that has stuck out to you in your own reading of Nehemiah?
Is God calling you to anything specific this year?
READ: Ephesians 6:10-12 (opposition from the enemy)
READ: Genesis 50:20a (opposition from outside sources)
READ: Galatians 5:17a (opposition from within)
READ: 1 Peter 5:5b (opposition from God)
ENGAGE: Is there a place in your life currently, (from the enemy, outside sources, within or from God) that you find opposition facing you?
ENGAGE: What is your current attitude and approach to oppositions in your life?
READ: Nehemiah 4:1-14
1. Opposition attempts to undermine confidence. (Nehemiah 4:1-2)
ENGAGE: Setbacks, Delays, Negative Comments, Lack of Faith. What are practical ways that you can remind yourself that you can find confidence in the Lord and what he has called you to do?
2. Opposition exaggerates our abilities and weaknesses. (Nehemiah 4:3)
ENGAGE: When others point out our weakness or lack of ability, what are some truths found in the bible that remind us that God will adequately equip us and that can help us move forward without paralyzing us from progress?
3. Opposition attempts to derail unity. (Nehemiah 4:10-11)
ENGAGE: One of the most important factors of getting significant things done for God is people walking together in unity. Whether it's family, team at work, or as a church, unity is at the top of the list in importance. Who are the three people you can rely on that will speak truth to you and pray with you through opposition?
4. Opposition desires to destroy.
READ: John 10:10
5. Opposition must be opposed. (Nehemiah 4:16-17)
READ: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
ENGAGE: Three things to opposing opposition: Remember the Lord (Nehemiah 4:14), Stand your ground (Nehemiah 4:9) (Ephesians 6:13), and Let God fight (Nehemiah 4:20). Take some time as a group to write these three things down on a note card. On the back of that note card, write a verse that will remind you that the Lord is with you, or maybe the names of people who are praying with you, or maybe even a few notes of things or circumstances that will remind you that God is in control.
Take prayer request and pray together. This week, have everyone pray aloud for the person to their right.