AfterThoughts: June 23, 2019
June 23, 2019
This week, Brad Gowing, our Discipleship Pastor, shared a message from Deuteronomy about remembering God and how He has provided for all the needs in our lives. Re-read those verses as you consider these questions.
- What are your best memories of high school, your first car, or your favorite music? What things (places, smells, dates, etc.) trigger memories for you? What does it take for you to make sure you don’t forget important events and responsibilities in your life and work?
- Why do you think we tend to forget God and His faithfulness?
- Is now one of those times you have forgotten God’s faithfulness, mercy, and provision in your life? Brad shared three things we could do to remember His faithfulness: recall the times He has been faithful, read God’s Word, and worship Him through song. Use these as your guide this week.
- This week, tell someone else about what God has done for you, so you don’t become like the Israelites.
And let us consider how we may stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this people into the land that the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall put them in possession of it. It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:6-8
That they may hear the Word of God and learn to fear him, and be careful to do all the words of this law, and that their children, who have not known it, may hear and learn to fear the Lord your God… Deuteronomy 31:12-13
And all the people gathered as one man into the square before the Water Gate. And they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses that the Lord had commanded Israel. So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, both men and women and all who could understand what they heard, on the first day of the seventh month. And he read from it facing the square before the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of the men and the women and those who could understand. And the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law. Nehemiah 8:1-3
And the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, you are about to lie down with your fathers. Then this people will rise and whore after the foreign gods among them in the land that they are entering, and they will forsake me and break my covenant that I have made with them. Deuteronomy 31:14-23
Take care lest you forget the Lord your God by not keeping his commandments and his rules and his statutes, which I command you today, lest, when you have eaten and are full and have built good houses and live in them, and when your herds and flocks multiply and your silver and gold is multiplied and all that you have is multiplied, then your heart be lifted up, and you forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery... Deuteronomy 8:11-14
Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’ You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day. Deuteronomy 8:17-18
Now therefore write this song and teach it to the people of Israel. Put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the people of Israel. Deuteronomy 8:19
Rejoice with him, O heavens; bow down to him, all gods, for he avenges the blood of his children and takes vengeance on his adversaries. He repays those who hate him and cleanses his people's land. Deuteronomy 32:43
Watch this week’s sermon at www.dawsonchurch.org/SOTM.