MOVE Year 2 Week 2

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Welcome to Week Two of MOVE! We will continue to discuss how God wants his people to MOVE.  Building on Pastor Josh’s weekend message, we will be unpacking his content and taking it further. His message wasn’t just focused on funding a capital campaign, but also challenging us to MOVE in the same way that God challenged Israel. On the heels of his message, we’ll be diving deeper into Psalms 24:1 and Genesis 4:1-8.



Connection: Let’s follow up from last week.


1.  Who has been a spiritual hero in your life? Why were they a hero? (It can be someone from Scripture or someone from your life).

2. Did you have any personal wins this past week?


Focus Questions: Going deeper together.  


Psalm 24:1 “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.”


 1. Reflecting on the verse above, how can the way we handle our resources realign our hearts with God and help us grow in him?

      (Leaders –Pastor Josh said “…if you purpose to handle your resources in a biblical way, your finances will actually start realigning your heart with God. It can help you grow in your walk with God.”


2. Why is it so difficult for us to see everything we own as belonging to God?


Read Genesis 4:1-8 & Hebrews 11:4


1.  The offering of Cain’s was no doubt aesthetically pleasing and Abel’s would have been a bloody mess. So why do you believe that Abel’s offering was accepted, and Cain’s was rejected?


2. When talking about sacrifices, Pastor Josh said to “Give your First” and to “Give your Best”. In what way does the “condition” of our sacrifice matter to God?

(Leaders – God was more concerned with faith in the heart than with artistic beauty or the volume given.)


Genesis 4:6-7 “Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?  If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”


1. Has Cain sinned yet or is God just trying to redirect him at this point? Explain your point of view.

(Leaders – we see in Prov 8:13 & Prov 16:18 of examples that pride is sin. Yet, God tells Cain, “If you do right, will you not be accepted? Sin…desires to have you.” This tells us that Cain hasn’t sinned yet so pride has yet to come into play. God is being a Father to Cain and trying to redirect him away from sin like a parent to a child, but God warns that sin wants him. Cain’s feeling of rejection led to him reject God’s advice. Anger then led to pride, envy and death.


2. What does Cain’s rejection of God’s advice show us about the importance of trust in God?

     (Leaders – Cain did not trust that better days were ahead if he would just listen to God regarding his resources. Instead, he thought eliminating his brother would make his life better.)


     3. God tells Cain that sin wants him, but he must rule over it. What does that tell us about our capabilities in the face of temptation?

     (Leaders – We prevent sin from ruling over us by allowing God to master us first. He will always counsel and empower us if we do not reject him during times of temptation.  We can be masters over sin! However, without God as our master we will be slaves to it.)



Final Challenge: Praise and be thankful this week. Keep watching for what God will unlock in your life. 


Close by praying for one another and gathering names/contact information for your weekly report.