What Does God Want? • Alpine Chapel

Talking about the “will of God” is tricky. We want to know what it is, but we don’t always know where to go to find it. Here’s the thing: knowing God’s will is less about information and more about transformation. It’s less about knowing the specific details of God’s plan and more about becoming the kind of person that does what Jesus would do.

 

Listen as Alpine’s Lead Pastor Dave Mudd helps us unpack the will of God in a message called, “What Does God Want?” You’ll hear about the two different meanings of “God’s will” and three ways that you can grow into the kind of person that does what Jesus would do: drowning in God’s Word, discerning its role in your life, and delighting in the fruit of a life well-lived.

TEACHING & DISCUSSION (45 MINUTES)

For groups process this weekend’s message from Alpine, spend time watching the message before you meet together. After watching, use the questions below to help get the conversation going:
  • What’s one of your earliest memories of the Bible?
  • What do you think comes to mind for most people when they hear the phrase, “the will of God”?
  • When was a time recently that what you read in Scripture changed the way you thought about something?
  • What’s a way that you can take in more of God’s Word this week?
  • What stood out to you from the message?

This guide is intended for online community groups who are meeting digitally to care for one another in this season and discuss the weekly messages from Alpine. Looking for a community? CLICK HERE.

GIVING (2 MINUTES)

Take a few minutes to practice generosity to Alpine Chapel by giving online. After giving, have somebody pray for generosity and provision at Alpine Chapel in this season.
GIVE ONLINE

PRAYER (30 MINUTES)

To conclude your gathering, spend some time in prayer together. Begin with a few minutes in silence, listening for what God might have to say to you or to your group in this moment, then share what came to mind. After a few minutes of listening and sharing, spend time praying for:
  • Eradication of COVID-19 and healing for those who are sick
  • Followers of Jesus to be a presence of peace and love in their neighborhoods
  • Wisdom for local, state, national, and global leaders
  • Any needs in your group

RESOURCES FOR USING ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCING

In light of what’s happening in our world right now, we want to be intentional about being in the kind of community that keeps one another believing. We live like COMMUNITY IS OUR DESIGN and the only way to do that is together. While we may not be able to meet physically, there are a number of digital and video conferencing options that can help us stay connected.
Many of our online community groups use Zoom Video conferencing. You can sign up for Zoom and download the app or browser plugins at  https://zoom.us/download.