PRAY & PREPARE:

THIS SUNDAY, WE'LL BEGIN A NEW SERIES STUDYING THE BOOK OF EXUDUS. AS WE BEGIN OUR STUDY, SPEND SOME TIME PRAYING THROUGH THE FOLLOWING POINTS:

// Ask the Lord to increase your desire to read His Word. Ask for understanding as you read each week in preparation to hear the sermon and discuss the passage with your family and Community Group. The Exodus reading plan can be found on p. 16 of the Discussion Guide (Download here)

// Thank the Lord for giving us His Word and letting us know the story of Exodus. Thank Him for continuing His story through our stories. Ask God to open your eyes to the ways He draws us out to draw us in.

// Think about specific areas of sin and darkness God has drawn you out of. Praise Him for rescuing you. Ask for strength to confess sin and flee from any darkness in which you currently find yourself.

// Throughout our study, we will see many different attributes of God. Think of as many words as you can to describe God, and praise Him for who He is. For some examples, look at the “Attributes of God” list on p. 13 of the Discussion Guide.

// Pray that your group would have fruitful discussion each week and that, through the study of God’s Word, you will grow together and pursue Christ with all your hearts.

// Ask God to tune your heart to the Holy Spirit as He makes you aware of time, moments and milestones to leverage for fruitful family discipleship throughout this study. Ideas for family discipleship are included each week alongside the group study questions.

// Pray for unity in our church as we walk through Exodus together. Ask the Lord to speak through Dustin and the other pastors who will preach each weekend and to sustain them through this long series. Thank the Lord for your gospel-centered community, and ask Him to help you hold one another accountable throughout this study.