For JR High Event on October 21
Prayer – Daily Bread
Matthew 6:11 (HCSB)
11 Give us today our daily bread.
Matthew 6:25–34 (HCSB)
25 “This is why I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the sky: They don’t sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they? 27 Can any of you add a single cubit to his height by worrying? 28 And why do you worry about clothes? Learn how the wildflowers of the field grow: they don’t labor or spin thread. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these! 30 If that’s how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, won’t He do much more for you—you of little faith? 31 So don’t worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 32 For the idolaters eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. 34 Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
- What is faith, (faith is acting on what we know to be true)?
- God is here, good & able, and so we don’t have to worry about the possibility of his inaction.
- Worry is the result of “little faith”. Little faith worries about little things.
- Seek God’s Kingdom and God’s righteousness.
- Jesus is the Bread of Life.
Small Group Discussion Questions.
Faith is acting on what we know to be true. So, how does faith look in these situations
- Will your parents provide for you?
- Will a friend remain faithful?
- Faith that God will provide for your needs?
- Fatih that God wants to let you experience the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
What is “little faith” (having little confidence that something will work / be true.)
How does a person with little faith act towards God? How do their actions show that they have little faith?
What habits can we practice that demonstrate our “God faith” (faith that God can do whatever he says.)
- Read our Bibles to hear his voice
- Submission – to teach our hearts to trust that God is in control and we don’t need to get our own way.
- Prayer – to talk with God about our we are partnering with him in his Kingdom
- Fasting (or abstaining from something that we treasure), to show that our daily bread is Jesus Christ and that God alone sustains us.
HABIT – Prayer –
1. Pray with “God faith” for a right heart
2. Pray for your hearts desires for God’s Kingdom.
3. Act in faith that God is able to answer the prayer.