Chapter 4

1. Have you participated in early morning Black Friday shopping?  If so, what was your experience like?  

2. Why do you think that people were able to keep shopping even after learning that someone had died?

Scarcity is “the idea that there’s not enough for all of us.” (p.102)

3. How do you think the Black Friday shopping experience would change if there were not a limited supply of product?

4. Besides crazy sales, what are some other things in life that we are willing to fight for because of scarcity…that we fear might run out if we don’t act quickly enough?

Read Genesis 3: 1-13.  Satan was able to get Eve to doubt His goodness and believe He was withholding something from her.  She began to question God.

5. When you begin to question God and His goodness, who do you talk to about it?  What resources do you use to answer your questions?  Who should we take our questions to?

On page 105, we are told to compare two Fridays…Black Friday and Good Friday.  “It’s that moment when the scarcity of our world meets the abundance of Christ because He is more than enough.”

6. If you have surrendered your life to Jesus and agreed to let Him take control, in what circumstances do you notice yourself “backseat driving?”

7. Do you find it difficult to rest in the abundance of the goodness of God?  What practices help you to shift your perspective, hand over control, and rest?

Wrapping Up…

Pray as a group, or silently, that we would allow the Holy Spirit to make us aware of God’s presence and abundance in our lives.

Small Groups Are Important!

New Hope Community Church encourages everyone to participate regularly in a small group. The importance is for you to have accountability to others, as well as a place where you feel you belong and are cared for. Getting to this place requires groups to spend frequent and consistent time together, getting to know one another as you walk together through life. As for any book study like this one, what is important is that you engage in conversation. Where God leads the discussion is up to him, so do not feel pressure to have every person answer every question, nor to feel rushed to get through all the questions. Allow this to simply start/guide the discussion, and then let it progress from there. Sunday messages will be connected to each chapter from the Disobedient God book, and reading along each week can only enhance the experience, but these questions can still be used even without reading the book. We are excited to hear about your growth as you engage with your small group! Thanks for taking this step.