March 1, 2020

Draw Near to God (9): Turning Crisis into Opportunity

How are we, as believers, expected to act in times of crisis? This week, Rev. Jeremiah Cheung urges us to see every crisis as a test that strengthens our faith, a reminder to run to God, and an opportunity to work with Him to fulfill His will. Audio and video for this message are now available.

Scripture Passage
Psalm 29:10-11 and Psalm 32:6-7

Discussion Questions

1. What is your greatest takeaway from this message? Please share.

2. Please share a personal experience that was a crisis.

3. Read Ps.29:10-11. A crisis is a time where faith gets tested. What is the difference between explaining faith with a phenomenon vs handling phenomenon with faith? Read Hab.3:17-19, what was the prophet experiencing? Read Rom.4:17, how did Abraham handle his crisis?

4. Read Ps.32:6-7. A crisis pushes people to run to God. What is a crisis? How do you respond when faced with a crisis? Read 2Sam.12:22-23 and 1Tim.2:1, how can we run to God? What hinders you from going to God?

5. Read Eze.22:24 and 30. A crisis can be an opportunity for men to work with God. What are the 2 major “searches” in the Bible? What are the two kinds of men in the world? Read Eph.4:29, Matt.12:36, recall and share a time when you created a gap. When you discover gaps (in your home, in your church, in your workplace), how do you respond? Why? Read Isa.51:2, Gen.14:19, and Esther 4:14, in what ways did Noah, Abraham, and Esther work with God? Reflect: If you are facing a crisis now, how can it become an opportunity for you to work with God?

6. Are you facing a crisis right now? How does this message help you know God and draw near to Him?