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Overflow, Week 3: All We Have is All God Needs
May 21, 2023
Main Scripture Reference(s)
2 Kings 4:1-7

Overflow, Week 3: All We Have is All God Needs

May 21, 2023 / 2 Kings 4:1-7

2 Peter 1:3 (NIV)

Today’s Truth: All God needs is all you have.

2 Kings 4:1(NIV); 2 Kings 4:2a (NIV)

Discovering God’s abundance already in us

what we do have.

2 Kings 4:2b (NIV)

The “If-Then” Mindset:
If I had       , then I would       .
If I could       , then I would       .

Exodus 4:1-2 (NIV)

Question: What is in your hands?

others what they might have.

2 Kings 4:3 (NIV); 1 Corinthians 12:26–27 (NIV)

using what we do have.

2 Kings 4:4-5a (NIV)

God to fill us what we don’t have, and then some.

2 Kings 4:5b–7 (NIV)

Question: Are you willing to bring your all?

 


 

Theme: The Exception That Becomes Exceptional

Share Together

When has there been a moment or season of scarcity that God provided for you or others you know?

Reflect Together

What was the most memorable piece from Sunday’s Message that has led to action steps you are taking this week?

Read and Discuss Together: 

2 Kings 4:1-7

  • Based on what you read, what is the serious issue this widow is facing for her and her son at this time in ancient culture?
  • Elisha’s response to the widow’s predicament involved asking her what she had in her house. Why do you think he asked this question? What does it teach us about God’s provision and our role in it?
  • The widow’s jar of oil multiplied when she followed Elisha’s instructions. What does this miraculous provision reveal about God’s power and faithfulness?
  • How does jars paint a picture of having a mindset of scarcity versus abundance? In what ways can we apply the principles of trust and stewardship to our own lives?
  • Elisha instructed the widow to gather empty jars from her neighbors. Why do you think community involvement was a part of the miracle? How can we learn from this and apply this as we work together in our community?
  • The widow’s obedience was crucial for the miracle to happen. Discuss the importance of faith and obedience in our own walk with God.
  • Reflecting on this passage, what are some practical ways we can trust in God’s provision and demonstrate faith in our everyday lives?
  • Share a personal story or testimony of a time when you experienced God’s provision or witnessed His faithfulness in a tangible way.
  • What are empty Jars in your life that you need to ask God to fill?
Pray Together:

Take time to share with your spiritual community the good things God is doing in your life, as well as the prayer requests you have.

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