March 19, 2023

得著未得之地 – Gaining the Land Yet to be Obtained

神用了一個很特別的方法為以色列人分地: 拈鬮。拈鬮在表現上好像是憑運氣, 但事實上一切都在神掌管中, 神用拈鬮來分地有一個原因, 箴言18:18 掣籤能止息爭競, 也能解散強勝的人。因為如果照人的意思來分地, 一定會有支派起來反對, 一定會有支派說不公平,神用拈鬮之法使人沒有話可說, 只能接受神的安排, 但在拈鬮的背後有三屬靈的原則。

After conquering Canaan, Israel divided the land among the tribes by casting lots. This method was used by God to reveal His plan for each tribe. This week, Rev. Jeremiah Cheung explains how we likewise should be attentive to God’s will and blessings, for He does not leave things to luck or chance.

Read Today’s Scripture Passage

約書亞記 Joshua 13-21

Life Group Discussion Guide

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1. Start with a prayer

2. Engage one another (15-30 mins)
• What are some things that people grumble about? Why do you think we grumble?

3. Engage the mind (15-20 mins)
• Read Joshua 13:1-7. What did God tell Joshua to do? What makes it difficult to accomplish?
• Read Joshua 14:6-15. Describe Caleb. What are his spiritual strengths?
• Compare Caleb’s attitude with the people of Joseph in 17:14-18.
• Read Joshua 18:1-10. Why is it that the seven tribes had not received their portion yet? (Note to leaders: The people of Joseph grumbled. The seven tribes procrastinated that resulted in inaction as they were concerned about the fairness of land distribution.)

4. Engage the heart (15-20 mins)
• In what way does your response to God’s promises resemble Caleb’s response?
• In what way does your response to God’s promises resemble the people of Joseph?
• In what way does your response to God’s promises resemble the seven tribes?

5. Engage the hands (15-20 mins)
• Identify and share the things that you grumble about. What can help you respond more like Caleb? (Note to leaders: Take note of the answers and start the next meeting with accountability on the things they grumble about.)

6. Engage with God in prayer (20-30 mins)
• Thank God for His wisdom, sovereignty, and plans for us. Thank God for His blessings and for providing us with what we need.
• Repent of times when we grumble on what has given us instead of following the Lord wholeheartedly and being content with His blessings.
• Pray for a heart that anticipates and receives God’s blessings and promises with eagerness, assurance, and gratitude.

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