March 22, 2020: Speaking of Stubbornness
The message that sparked the conversation ... They Bloom Later.
What experience do you have with stubborn plants?...or stubborn people? Do you consider stubbornness a character flaw or a virtue? Is God stubborn? That’s what we talked about this week, take a listen!
- What do you know about stubborn (resilient, dogged, obstinate) plant-life (e.g., weeds, herbs, trees)?
- Speaking of stubborn of plants, in what ways are they like people?
- What brings out your stubborn side?
- When is stubbornness a character flaw? When is it a virtue?
- Exodus chapters 9 narrates the continued stubbornness and Pharaoh confronted by the steadfast stubbornness of the LORD. There's also an interesting aside related to the "stubbornness" of plants (e.g., the wheat wasn't destroyed by the hail because it sprouts later, Ex. 9:32). As you listen to this chapter, what is the place in the story that gets you (fascinates, intrigues, energizes, haunts, angers, gladdens, or otherwise stands out to you)?
- What do you get to know more deeply about the God and Father of Jesus through this?
- How is there good news in this for you?
- What do you want to say to people in your household, church, or neighborhood?