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10.11.20

The Folly of Kings - Week 5: The King Who Heard Voices

The Folly of Kings - Week 5: The King Who Heard Voices

Series: The Folly of Kings

Key Passage: 2 Chronicles 33:1-20

Speaker: Nate Wagner

Discussion Guide

Getting Started

Identify someone alive today that you think is unlikely to never realize their need for Christ and become a Chris follower.  

Identify an evil ruler from the past that (from a human perspective) was too evil to be given a second chance.

Study Read II Chronicles 33:1-20 together

Observations?  Questions? 

Describe some of the most significant things that Manasseh did wrong during his reign?

How would you have likely responded to Manasseh’s repentance?

What is your response to God responding to Manasseh’s repentance by restoring him as King of Judah?  (anger, confusion, joy, etc.)

Where/How does Manasseh’s story fit into God’s redemptive plan?

Application       Reflect on these questions

Who have you withheld forgiveness from because they just went “too far”?

Who do you need to begin praying for that is currently completely resistant to the Gospel?

Does the truth that no one is beyond the reach of God’s love and grace make you angry or joyful?  What does that reveal about you?  

What should we do when God’s “formula” doesn’t make sense to us?

How has God disappointed you because you his “formula” turned out differently than what you anticipated? 

What step of obedience do you need to take even though you don’t like His “formula”?

In what area do you need to believe that “Your Heavenly Father is > _______________?”

How would your life be different if you really believed that He is?