Questions for Small Group Discussion

 Based on the sermon of January 26, 2020 – Great Questions: “Would It Not Be Better for Us to Return to Egypt?” Numbers 14:1-10

1. If there is one season of your life you could relive, what would it be? What made that time especially appealing for you?

2. What are some questions that the sermon raised in your mind? If you were to pick one point from the sermon to dialogue about, what would it be?

3. Read Number 13:25-14:10. Why was it important for the spies to scope out the land and its inhabitants? When they brought their report, why did it stir fear in the hearts of the Children of Israel?

4. How could Caleb (and Joshua) have reached such a different conclusion from the other spies, considering they had all been in the same land? Why did the people give more attention to what the other spies reported?

5. In what ways does fear distort reality?

6. What led up to the people’s demand to be led back to Egypt? Why did God’s glory appear in the tent of meeting?

7. Why can facing frightening circumstances in the future cause us to fear and to question whether really does have our best interests at heart? Have you experienced this?

8. What did the Children of Israel forget that they needed to remember as the thought about facing giants?

9. What has helped you as a Christian to “run with endurance the race that is set before us”? (Hebrews 12:1b)