Monday, June 27, 2011

Fruit of the Spirit # 7 Biting into the Fruit of Faithfulness

2 Chronicles 20:1-30

1. King Jehoshaphat learned about faithfulness the hard way. He began hi reign by faithfully obeying God (2 Chronicles 17:3-9). But soon he stopped being faithful by trusting others to protect Him instead of depend on His God (2 Chronicles 18). But God remained faithful to him. What can we learn from 2 Timothy 2 :13 in this connection?

2. How do you think the King and his people felt when they saw the enemy approaching (v 1-4)?

3. Examine Jehoshaphat’s prayer (v 6-12). On what basis does he appeal to God for help?

4. How would his view of God encourage him and the people to trust God in this crisis?

5. Consider God’s response to his prayer (v 14-17). How would the prophet’s words have required faith from the people?

6. What evidence is there that the people believed his message (v 18-21)?

7. Describe the affects God’s faithfulness had on the people (v 25-30).

8. What can we learn about God’s faithfulness in this story?

9. Read the following verses how is the Lord Jesus referred to:

Isaiah 11:5 ________________________________________________________
Revelation 19:11a __________________________________________________
Hebrews 3:6 _______________________________________________________

10. What can we learn from these verses:
Proverbs 11:3 ______________________________________________________
Matthew 23:23 _____________________________________________________
Revelation 2:10 ____________________________________________________

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