This series is taken from Burning Heart who are an organisation who are passionate about equipping churches with high quality, professionally produced and theologically rich teaching films and series. The Director is David Ingall who was the Rector of Holy Sepulchre London, an HTB Network church plant in the City of London. For more information visit their website https://www.burningheart.org
In this second session we’ll explore Moses’ first sermon, in chapters 1-4, looking at how they re-tell Israel’s stories and what that shows us about God and us. Start the session by opening in prayer and/or worship.
Watch the Video
David visits an Iron-Age hill fort as he explores how this book of ‘law’ actually starts with stories of God’s love and grace, and what that shows us about God and us.
From the Bible
Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
What are your expectations when you read the stories of the Old Testament? Has that changed at all in light of what was said in the film?
Read Deuteronomy 4v9. How do you think we can best “be careful, and watch ourselves closely so that we do not forget the things our eyes have seen or let them fade from our heart as long as we live”?
David spoke about remembering our own experiences of God’s grace in our lives. What is your story and experience of God? Use the remaining time for discussion to share your stories with each other.
Spend some time giving thanks to God for his grace. Pray both about the general and universal grace we have all received in Jesus, and the specific testimonies you have just heard from each other.
Ask God to meet with each of you now, and renew your awareness of his grace and presence in your lives. Spend some time simply waiting on God in silence and allowing him to meet with each of you.
Ask one member of the group (maybe not the most obvious person!) to pray for God to help you all to remember his grace, and keep it fresh in your hearts.
Pray for each other as you would normally at the end of a session.