Worship Guide for November 22
Prepare for Sunday morning worship by using the guide below.
All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, according to the commandment of the Lord, and camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.
2 Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the Lord?”
3 But the people thirsted there for water, and the people grumbled against Moses and said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?”
4 So Moses cried to the Lord, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.”
5 And the Lord said to Moses, “Pass on before the people, taking with you some of the elders of Israel, and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go.
6 Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb, and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, and the people will drink.” And Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel.
7 And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the quarreling of the people of Israel, and because they tested the Lord by saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”
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Watch the Sermon
Summary: We will continue our series on the attributes of God by studying the faithfulness of God. God demonstrates His faithfulness by fulfilling His word and promises, for it is impossible for God to lie (Hebrews 6:18). In Exodus 17, we will see that God’s covenant faithfulness is challenged by His people who are suffering with extreme thirst. God in His mercy does not eradicate the people for questioning His faithfulness, but rather He goes on trial before the people to display His covenant faithfulness. By studying the Faithfulness of God, our prayer is that we would be bolstered in our faith to see that God will not fail in keeping His promises to us even as we walk through various trials and afflictions.
Review and Apply
Define God’s faithfulness in your own words.
Where have you seen God’s faithfulness in your life?
When have you doubted or questioned God’s faithfulness?
How is God faithful even if your material or physical needs are not met?
How does the faithfulness of God shape your understanding of the future and the second coming of Christ?
As you consider the faithfulness of God, how is your heart led to respond?