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Jimmy’s Main Points

  • Failure
  • Final Bright Spot
  • Exile

Questions/Thoughts/Suggestions

  • How do feel when you are in the midst of a dark day?
  • What is your response to the truth that God’s love is always the initiating love in our relationship with him?
  • Think about exile as it unfolds in the narrative of the Bible. How does this fit in with your story?
  • In what ways do you struggle with the culture you live in?
  • Do you believe that you can live outside of God’s design and still experience satisfaction in life?
  • How has exile in your life demonstrated God’s love for you?
  • Which lie do believe brings life?
  • Has there been a time in your life when you thought God was done with you?
  • What is the purpose of the Josiah in the Big Story of the Bible?
  • Speak about some ‘bright spots’ in your story. With the benefit of hindsight, share why they were there at that specific time and manner.
  • How do you respond to the culture that seems in opposition to God’s Kingdom?
  • How does the fact that the promise of Jeremiah 29:11 is given in the context (vss. 1-9) of lasting exile impact you?  How about in the context of The New Covenant of Jeremiah 34:12ff?
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