SERMON SERIES QUESTIONS

Stand | A Loyal Heart | 01.10.21

By: Pastor Joshua Blount

Main Scripture: 

2 Chronicles 16:9 The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are loyal to him.

Daniel 3:14-18 14 Nebuchadnezzar said to them, "Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you refuse to serve my gods or to worship the gold statue I have set up? 15 I will give you one more chance to bow down and worship the gold statue I have made when you hear the sound of the musical instruments. But if you refuse, you will be thrown immediately into the blazing furnace. And then what god will be able to rescue you from my power?" 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. 18 But even if he doesn't, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up."

Big Ideas: 

God is looking for loyalty.

The proof of loyalty is realized when the convenience of disloyalty is rejected.

If your faith in God is conditional, your loyalty will not stand against confrontation.

Stand for God, and He will stand with you.

Start Talking

Ask if anyone has exciting or something new to share with the group.

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Play a small portion of a funny group game.

Conversation Starter

_01. As Pastor Josh stated, "The proof of loyalty is realized when the convenience of disloyalty is rejected." Have you ever rejected the convenience of disloyalty? If so, please share your experience with the group.

_02. Just as King Nebuchadnezzar demanded his subjects worship the gold statue upon hearing music, there are tunes in this world that will ask you to bow down to idols that are not God. The devil is a master of music; in fact, he was the worship leader of heaven, before his fall. What tune are you listening to? Are you bowing to any idols before God?

_03. Nebuchadnezzar had Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego tightly bound before being thrown in the fire. God not only freed them from their ties, but left no evidence that they had even been in the furnace. Has God delivered you through a fire? If so, please share your experience with the group.

_04. God's eyes are searching for loyalty. Will they stop on you?

Get Involved

21 Days of Prayer and Fasting | 01.03.21-01.24.21

Every January, New Song Church kicks off the start to a new year with 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting. We use this time to intentionally focus on hearing the voice of God, and seeing Him move in our lives like never before. This year, join our staff in partaking in the Daniel fast and following the Stand devotionals over the book of Daniel. More information on the Daniel fast, as well as access to the devotionals can be found on the New Song app.

Morning Prayer | 01.03.21-01.24.21

This year as part of the 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, we want to invite you to join us as we pray for the city, our church, and for the Kingdom every morning of the 21 days of prayer and fasting. Prayer will take place at New Song Church from 7:30 - 8 AM. On Saturdays, come early for a time of worship before prayer, beginning at 7 AM.

Worship Night | 01.24.21

We want to personally invite you to our worship night as we close our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting. Worship will start at 6 PM. Childcare is available, but spots are limited. Register for childcare here. We will also be doing Water Baptisms after the worship service. If you are interested in being Water Baptized, you can register here.

Prayer

_01. Record prayer requests to send to the group for prayer throughout the week. Pray over the requests and the group now.

_02. Have more questions or need to talk to someone on staff at New Song? Go to https://newsongpeople.com/contact/ and find our contact section at the bottom of the page