Ice Breaker

  • What’s something you complained about this week?
  • Share about a time you went on a trip and left something behind. How did that impact your trip?

Main Idea

Numbers is a journey story.


How have you wished for God’s presence to be more tangible in your life? What do you imagine would happen if you could interact with Him in a more tangible way?


How prone are you to complaining (both in person and online)? What does complaining do for you that causes you to keep coming back to it?


What is something about yourself that you were “late to the party” in figuring out?


What does the Bible say?

Read Numbers 11:1, 4-6

Why was God so bothered by the Israelites’ complaining? What did their complaining say about their view of God?


Read Numbers 13:17-20, 27-33

What caused the Israelites to doubt their ability to enter the promised land? How did the facts of what they observed influence their perspective of God’s plan?


Read Numbers 14:27-30

What was the effect of the Israelites’ complaining and doubt?


Apply the Message

God wants to know if you’ll walk by faith and trust Him.

  • Read Deuteronomy 8:2. How has this message challenged you to walk with more faith in your own journey with God?

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