Discussion Guide | Rest | PART 3 | Sabbath Is Trust| Exodus 16:1-31

Gathering Question: 

How do you define trust? Do you tend to be a trusting person, or do you struggle to trust? 

Gathering Prayer. 

Father, by Your Spirit, would you guide us into all truth. Help us to hear and be attentive to Your voice as we work through this study. In the name of Jesus, Your Son, we pray, Amen. 

Opening Questions

  • What stood out to you in the sermon? 
  • What insights did you gain? 
  • What questions did it raise?

Exodus 16:1-31

  • Why do you think the Israelites so quickly stopped trusting God after the parting of the Red Sea (Exodus 14-15)? 
  • “You are not grumbling against us, but against the LORD.” How do our words reflect our trust in God? 
  • What motivates the people to keep manna for an extra day, or to go out on the Sabbath to look for more? 

Matthew 6:25-34

  • Do you think it’s possible to “not worry about your life”? 
  • What are the types of things you tend to worry the most about? 
  • What is most challenging about what Jesus says here?
  • We don’t worry because God is good. What are some ways that you can remind yourself of the goodness of God?

Law of Limitations

  • Are there areas of your life where you push beyond your limitations? What are some of the consequences you’ve had to deal with?
  • If you lived with your limitations in mind, how might you be liberated from doing too much and how would you grow in your capacity to trust God?
  • Keeping the Sabbath reminds us that we are limited. What are some of the things God would want you to receive by resting on the Sabbath?

Closing Prayer.