GUIDESHEET FOR 4-19-20
Trust God! Will God Rescue?
Think about life:
- Thinking back to movies you’re watched or books you’ve read, what’s the greatest rescue story you ever heard?
- Recall a time in your life when you needed God’s rescue and God rescued you.
- Recall a time in your life when you needed God’s rescue and it didn’t seem to happen. Looking back, can you see how God rescued you, but in way different than you expected?
Read Daniel 6:1-28
- What was Daniel known for? Why were fellow government officials jealous of Daniel? What did they perceive to be his only weakness?
- How did Daniel react to the decree to pray only to the King? How did the King find himself trapped?
- What were the Kings words to Daniel before putting him in the lion’s den? (6:16) What was the King’s first question to Daniel the next morning? (6:20) What does that tell you about the King?
- To whom does Daniel give credit for his overnight safety? How does the King react?
- How was this a test of Daniel trust in the true God? What have you experienced that was a test of your trust in God?
Read Philippians 4:4-9
- Paul is wrote this letter to the Church in Philippi from prison; a place from which he needed rescue. While Paul is waiting for God’s rescue, how is he encouraging believers to live? What does Paul say that you might expect? What does Paul say that surprises you?
- What is your biggest challenge when you’re in a situation where you’re waiting for God’s rescue?
Bible Reading: Daniel 6; Phil. 2:14-15; Phil. 4:6-9; Romans 5:1-5