Discussion Questions 5/9/20
These discussion questions are based on the sermon titled "Connect to the Cloud".
Here are some discussion questions that you can talk about with the people that are in your home with you. You can also call a friend who was watching and discuss it with them. Or you can break out a notebook and use these questions to journal your thoughts on the message.
1. Why did God use a cloud to show his presence to the Israelites in the wilderness?
2. In Exodus 20:20 “Moses said to the people, ‘Do not fear; for God has come to test you, and that His fear may be before you, so that you may not sin.’” Why Would Moses say not to fear if the purpose of the dramatic cloud on the mountain was to instill fear.
3. Why was the typical person not allowed to enter the cloud in the Old Testament?
4. Why did Aaron need blood to enter the most Holy Place where the cloud was?
5. Why does God prefer to live inside you than a building?
6. How does someone get baptize in a cloud?
7. What are some similarities between the first and last time ‘cloud’ is mentioned in the Bible? (Genesis 9:12-14, Revelation 14:14-16)
8. What are some differences between the first and last time ‘cloud’ is mentioned in the Bible? (Genesis 9:12-14, Revelation 14:14-16)
9. What is the message that God is trying to give to you from this sermon?
10. How can you apply this message to your life?
11. What practical thing can you do today to get started?
Feel free to share some of your answers in the comment section below.
Verses on God's Presence in a Cloud
I did not cover all these verses, but perhaps you may enjoy studying these passages during the week:
Cloud Leads the Israelites
Mount of transfiguration
Coming back in clouds
5/9/2020 12:55:52 pm
Why was the typical person not allowed to enter the cloud in the Old Testament? I believe it's because they were just like the typical person of today, we go to church, we say beautiful catchy phrases from the word of God, and we do a few good deeds, and we think we are good, we are connected to God, but we are not really. So if we go in the presence of God in our sinful self we will be destroyed be His presence, God and sin cannot mix.
5/9/2020 01:28:29 pm
Wow thats powerful. That goes into the fear of the Lord.
5/9/2020 12:55:57 pm
It's interesting that so many years ago God used a cloud to assend from heaven to bring his holy people messages and to visit us giving laws to Moses. Today we use this reference to the cloud whenever we storage something on the internet and the it goes to the cloud. When Jesus assended back to heaven he also used a cloud, ( He assended in a cloud ).
5/9/2020 01:33:58 pm
Yeah it is interesting. Just like how the internet keeps us connected but we cannot see it. The Holy Spirit keeps us connected although we cannot see Him and although we are apart from eachother.
5/9/2020 01:30:32 pm
Clouds could be comforting shades to travelers who are crossing desserts , wilderness or in d middle of a vast ocean from the scorching sun above their heads . Clouds could also be terrifying when it show signs of imminent ominous deadly storms , as in the sermon today the clouds that shaded the Israelites from the burning heat of the sun n guided them where and when to move is the act of the comforting love of God , the security of traveling by presence of God being seen by the presence of the cloud. We can learn from the Israelites journey in the dessert that God never leaves us never let us just wander round n round in this world with all the confusion going on without His clouds of protection . With God telling the Israelites thru the actions of the cloud in where to go when to go is a security enough for the Israelites to know n trust that there is a loving God directing them to the right destination . We should learn from the message not to be rebellious to God’s leading , to His telling us what to do , In where n when to go.Let’s take God’s leading as a security for the surety of our right destination which is our salvation in Christ 🙏
5/9/2020 01:40:34 pm
David in Psalms talks quite a bit about God sending a cloud to protect him against his enemies. Like Psalm 18:9 I believe saying God riding on a dark cloud.
5/9/2020 02:14:58 pm
Love your comment Sis. Cora. We need to trust Him to guide us and not be rebellious.
5/9/2020 01:38:45 pm
5. Why does God prefer to live inside you than a building?
5/9/2020 01:50:07 pm
Oh I love that. We can move from place to place like how tent was portable.
5/9/2020 01:43:03 pm
In further thought ,of course God’s leading to right path is always very clear an we will know His leading clearly when we know how to communicate to Him thru His words and prayers . Like the Israelites we are blinded and lose sight of God by our lack of faith n disobedience to Him .
5/9/2020 01:50:48 pm
unfortunately that is true
5/9/2020 02:03:08 pm
I think Moses telling the Israelite not to fear if the purpose of the dramatic cloud on the mountain was to instill fear was because although the Israelite were in the safety of God, they were always running and didn’t have any quiet time with the Lord since they were out of practice in worshiping the Creator. How could they receive restoration in their mind? Modern life can drain us dry if we let it. That’s why so many people are emotional wrecks. We are running on empty, but God promises to restore us will makes us thirst no more and that's what He had done to the Israelite.
5/9/2020 07:16:51 pm
yeah all those years of slavery, worshiping God was not where it was meant to be.
5/9/2020 05:06:47 pm
Why did God use a Cloud to show his presence to the Israelites in the wilderness:
5/9/2020 07:21:27 pm
Nice, anyone can look up anywhere in the world and in some point in the day see clouds.
5/16/2020 09:23:16 pm
Yes , pastor Wayne yu said it well , we get so used to the blessings of God that we become desensitized , everything is just a usual or common things like the free air we breathe , the presence of sun light n moon light that lights our day n nite . We treat these as just common happenings in our daily lives so we forget to see the presence of a loving God that provides all these blessings to us .
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