Lent Study Week 5

Lent Study Week 5 - 2022

Promised Land

Iron of Culture

I have said these things to you,

that in me you may have peace.

In the world you will have tribulation.

But take heart; I have overcome the world.

 John 16:33


  1. As the Israelite and Philistine armies faced one another in the Valley of Elah, What are the military equipment and resources available to each party? 1 Samuel 13: 5,19,22, 1 Samuel 17: 4-7,38-43.


  1. In David's mind what was really at stake in the contest between Israel and Goliath? What was David's perspective? 1 Samuel 17:26,45-47


  1. What did God demonstrate by Choosing David? Deuteronomy 7:21


  1. Goliath defied the God of Israel and paid for it with his life. How did each side, The philistines and The Israelites, respond to David's victory? 1 Samuel 17:51-53


  1. What is the reality of the ongoing spiritual battle between God and satan? What are its real consequences? 1 Peter 5: 8-11, Ephesians 6:12. Consider what God said about the relationship between human beings and the devil and his offspring (seed)? Genesis 3:1-6, 14-15


  1. Compare God's commands and Solomon's choices and see in what ways had Solomon allowed the world's culture to shape him? Deuteronomy 17:16-17. 2 Chronicles 9:13-14,25-28. 1 Kings 11:1-5


  1. How did Jesus view his purpose and go about fulfilling his mission? Luke 22:42, John 4:34, John 14:8-13, Matthew 20:28, Luke 4:42-44, Luke 19:10, John 10:7-11, John18:37


  1. What are the risks and consequences of living according to the example (or culture) of Jesus or culture of the world? 


  1. What do you stand to gain or stand to lose when you make a choice to follow the example of a king of the world or to follow the example of a king chosen by God? 1 Corinthians 15:57, Romans 5:6-11, 18-19. Galatians 1:3-4. 1 Peter 2:24-25. John 3:16.


  1. What does God want from you? Joshua 22:5, 1 Samuel 15:22-23

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