Shalom @ Home – Deric Bartlett


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This week, Pastor Deric continues the series ‘Shalom’ with a message titled ‘Shalom @ Home’ based on Deuteronomy 6:1-9.
 
1. Feed your mind with the Word of God (v. 1-3)
2. Fuel your heart with the Love of God (v. 4 – 5)
3. Frame your life by the truth of God (v. 6 – 9)
 
ICEBREAKER:
 
What is a valuable lesson you learned from your father?
 
1. Deuteronomy is the second giving of the law to the generation of Israelites about to enter into the Promised Land. What is commanded in Deuteronomy 6:1-3, and what were the promised results? And what is the link between obedience to God’s Word and fearing the LORD [cf. 1 Samuel 12:14; Psalm 19:7-9; and Proverbs 1:7-9]?
 
2. The very heart of the Jewish faith is summarized in the confession of Deuteronomy 6:4. Jesus repeated it in Mark 12:29. It affirms the people’s allegiance to the LORD as well as His superiority over all others. Why is this confession central for worship [cf. Deuteronomy 7:7-11; Deuteronomy 10:12-17; and Mark 12:28-34]?
 
3. Why is love for God an integral part of obedience [Deuteronomy 6:5]? Consult also Joshua 22:5; John 14:21; and 1 John 2:3-6.
 
4. Why are we to love God with all our heart, soul and might [Deuteronomy 6:5]? How are you doing this in all these areas of life [cf. Deuteronomy 30:6; Joshua 23:6-11; and 1 Timothy 1:5]?
 
5. How do you practice the discipleship principles listed in Deuteronomy 6:6-9 with your family and with your church family relationships? Examine Psalm 119:9, 11; Colossians 3:16-17; and 2 Timothy 2:2 for further insights.
 
6. It is a human tendency to forget God’s great displays of grace in our lives [Deuteronomy 6:10-13]. How can we keep ourselves from taking God’s grace for granted [cf. Joshua 24:13-15; Nehemiah 9:24-26; and 2 Peter 1:9-15]?
 
“To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.” (Saint Augustine of Hippo)