316 - Part 2 - Daniel 3:16

July 14 - Group Study Guide

Ice breaker:  Are you good at finding things?

1.    Life is tough, but God is Good.
a.    Your circumstances don't alter God’s character.  Discuss.
b.    Would you say that Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednigo’s story were tragic ones? How can we see that they never gave up on God’s goodness?
c.    Discuss Matthew 7:9-11.

2.    You feel alone, but God is with you.
a.    Did you need to be reminded of that today?  Read and discuss Isaiah 41:10

3.    Things feel out of control, but God is in control.
a.    Control is an illusion.  Discuss.
b.    King Nebuchadnezzar tried to intimidate and control S, M and A through “what if”?  How does our spiritual enemy do the same?
c.    The voice of the enemy brings fear and stress.  The voice of God brings peace and trust.  Where can you hear the voice of God?
d.    “You won’t obsess over “WHAT IF”, if you know “WHO IS” in control.  Discuss.

4.    When all looks lost, look again.
a.    How is the cross and the empty tomb the ultimate example of this?
b.    Where did Shadrach, Meshach and Abednigo meet Jesus?  Are you in the fire today?  What have you learned about God in the midst of the fire?  Might Jesus be trying to show you about something Himself during this time?