Small Group Questions – Australians Together Part 2
Spend a few minutes asking your group to prepare themselves with an attitude to listen, putting aside preconceived ideas and opening their hearts to hear. Encourage them to take on a posture of listening even if they have previous experiences or opinions. We suggest you spend a few minutes in prayer before and after your time together.
Spend a few minutes reviewing the first episode. Ask your group if they want to share any thoughts or anything they’ve learnt.
1. Watch Biblical ReflectionWATCH BIBLICAL REFLECTION 2 HERE »
2. As a group, read Psalm 10
3. As a group, discuss the following:
Imagine you are experiencing the same terrible injustice and hardship described in the first half of Psalm 10. All your assets have been stolen from you – property, savings, livelihood (job), and you are left with nothing. Moreover, you are living in a society where there is no welfare safety net, other than that provided through your extended family, and your family members are in the same plight as you.
How might this affect how you talk to God or even view God? Compare this to Ps 10:1.
Why is it so hard under such circumstances to believe that God does notice and care about our suffering (verses 14 & 17), and that God will act to bring about an end to the cruelty and injustice that causes it? (verses 15 & 18)
Karl’s reflection on Psalm 10 concluded with the critically important point that we are called to be “the hands and feet of God.” In other words, one of God’s primary strategies in bringing comfort and correcting injustice is to use us. What do you think could be the implications of this for you and your church?
Conclude with prayer for each other…
If you missed church and you would like to catch up then…WATCH EPISODE 2 OF AUSTRALIANS TOGETHER HERE »
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