Back2Back Ministries is an international Christian non-profit dedicated to being a voice for orphans. They exist to love and care for orphaned and vulnerable children by meeting their spiritual, physical, educational, emotional and social needs so that they may overcome their life circumstance and break free from the cycle of generational poverty. Beth and Todd Guckenberger founded the organization in 1997 and have since been joined by thousands who are making a difference in the lives of children around the world. Beth shared with us this last weekend about how God is looking for our faithfulness and availability and how the story isn't over yet.
Share about a missions project (either local or global) that you have been involved with. What is your fondest memory of that project?
Read Psalms 10:1-18.
Do you agree with the frustration the Psalmist expresses in vs. 2-11? Have you experienced this in your own life?
What does God do for the afflicted, the fatherless, the oppressed?
Have you experienced a time in life when it felt like God was “standing far away” or “hiding himself”?
Read Exodus 15:19-21.
Read this to the group - Miriam packed her tambourine. She was ready and anticipating an opportunity to worship God (an "amen"). The Israelites worshiped God in a powerful way after he saved them from the Egyptians.
Think of a situation where it was difficult to believe that God was going to come through for you. How did God come through in that situation?
- What is one situation you want to pack your tambourine for, anticipating that God is going to move?
- How would praying "starting with amen" impact your prayer life?
LIVE IT OUT
- Where in your life do you feel God prompting you to act on behalf of someone else?
Pray for the situation where you anticipate that God is going to move.
Share other requests and pray for each other.