Before the Session

  • Have the Bible Background Video ready to view.
  • Review today’s scripture text and the session activities to help better facilitate the discussion.
  • Encourage your group to listen to the Faithelement podcast ahead of the next session (Share the link via email or social media).

Context (from the Mind Session Page)

Begin by asking:

  • Who have you known who has lived in material poverty, yet maintained deep faith in God to care for their everyday needs?
  • How would you describe their faith, their relationship with God?
  • What about their lifestyle do you find most admirable and most nerve-wracking and why?
  • What might keep you or others from radically living out that kind of relationship with God?

Content (from the Current Session Page)

Read Exodus 16:2-15, then watch the Bible Background Video.

Ask questions like these:

  • Why do you think the Israelites were whining and complaining, given what God had carried them through?
  • How do you feel about the solution God provided to them and why?
  • What do you think manna actually was, and what did it really taste like?
  • Why do you think God chose to provide manna in that particular way, where no one could collect more than a day’s worth?
  • How do you feel about the assertion that most people seem to think that they are suffering deprivation if they do not have “a little extra?”
  • What does our attitude toward “needing” more than is necessary for survival say about faith?

Closure (from the Media Session Page)

Play the “So You Wanna Go Back To Egypt?” video and ask:

  • Is it better to complain to God or take God for granted and why?
  • Why do we tend to forget our need for God until things are bad, then get “tired” of the way God cares for us and complain?
  • Why do we tend to think having enough means always having extra supply?
  • How can we overcome our tendency to want more, and to let ouor lack of “more” affect our outlook?
  • Why is it so hard for us to trust God that God will take care of us?
  • What can you do to remember God’s daily presence this week?

Close in prayer.

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