Sermon Guide

Trusting in God

June 2, 2024
Wendell Versailles

Moving from grumbling to gratitude.

REVIEW: Recognize God’s past faithfulness. 

  • READ: Psalm 46:1-4 “God is our refuge and strength, A very ready help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear though the earth shakes. And the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam, the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah. There is a river whose streams make the city of God happy, The holy dwelling place of the Most High.”
  • DISCUSS: We remember God’s past faithfulness when we remember how He has moved in our lives. When was a time that God showed His faithfulness in your life?

REVIEW: Learn how to be dependent on God.

  • READ: John 6:32-35 “Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 Then they said to Him, “Lord, always give us this bread.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; the one who comes to Me will not be hungry, and the one who believes in Me will never be thirsty.”
  • DISCUSS: The manna that the Israelites received in the desert foreshadows Christ’s arrival and the Holy Spirit’s indwelling in every believer's life. How have you seen Jesus be the “bread of life” in your life, or how might he be your daily bread as you spend time with Him regularly?

REVIEW: Trust in God’s timing.

  • READ: Matthew 6:26-35 “Look at the birds of the sky, that they do not sow, nor reap, nor gather crops into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more important than they? And which of you, by worrying, can add a single day to his life’s span? And why are you worried about clothing? Notice how the lilies of the field grow; they do not labor nor do they spin thread for cloth, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! Do not worry then, saying, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
  • DISCUSS: We trust in God’s timing when we choose to see our situation through the lens of what God can do. What is something that you need to trust in God’s timing for?


What else did you get from this week's sermon? What actions or next steps can you take to apply it to your life?


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