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Digging Deeper


Posted: 1/26/2014

Intro: One of the most powerful truths of the Bible, is the truth that God wants to hear our prayers and wants us to seek Him. As you complete the study this week and discuss the questions, consider what this reveals about the very nature of God.

Discussion Questions

1. What is your motivation for praying? How has your motivation changed over the years? Why?

2. Read Jeremiah 28 and 29. What is the context?

  • To whom is God speaking? What is the situation?
  • What are the two competing prophesies?
  • What is God instructing His people to do during their captivity in Babylon?

3. What purpose might the seventy-year period serve? Have you ever had a period in your life when God’s answer to your prayers did not fit your time table? How did you respond? What did you learn during that time?

4. Focus on verse 11. What does this reveal about God’s ultimate plans for us? How might this verse motivate us to pray? How might it influence how we pray?

5. “You will seek me and find me,” says the Lord, “when you seek me with all your heart” (v.13). What does it mean to seek the Lord with “all your heart”?

6. Think of some New Testament scriptures that focus on the heart (Matthew 6:21, Matthew 22:37, Romans 2:29,  2 Corinthians 1:22, Ephesians 1:18, Colossians 3:15). Write out your own definition of what it means to seek God with “all your heart.”

7. What is the difference between seeking the “plans” God may have for us and simply seeking Him? Can you think of a time in your life when you made seeking your own “plans” your priority? Can you think of a time when God revealed his plans for you after you earnestly sought Him?