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					                      WALKING WITH GOD                                                                        WALKING WITH GOD
       Having a Relationship With Someone You Can’t See                                        Having a Relationship With Someone You Can’t See
                          Faithfulness                                                                            Faithfulness
                      Joshua 2:12-21 (MSG)                                                                    Joshua 2:12-21 (MSG)

    DEFINITION AND SYNONYMS                                                                 DEFINITION AND SYNONYMS




       Even when we are __________________, God is _____________________.                      Even when we are __________________, God is _____________________.


    WHAT DO WE LEARN FROM RAHAB’S STORY?                                                    WHAT DO WE LEARN FROM RAHAB’S STORY?


     Her statement of faith                                                                 Her statement of faith
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     Her care for others                                                                    Her care for others
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     Her assurance                                                                          Her assurance
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     The ‘rest of the story’                                                                The ‘rest of the story’



    KNOW, BELIEVE, ACT!                                                                     KNOW, BELIEVE, ACT!

If God shows __________________ toward us, shouldn’t we strive to be ________________   If God shows __________________ toward us, shouldn’t we strive to be ________________
                                toward God and others?                                                                  toward God and others?
                             THIS WEEK’S STUDY GUIDE                                                                                 THIS WEEK’S STUDY GUIDE
 Walking With God: Wk 7 “Faithfulness”                                                 July 14-18        Walking With God: Wk 7 “Faithfulness”                                                 July 14-18

  MONDAY – Deuteronomy 7:7-9, Psalm 25:8-10 (NIV)                                                         MONDAY – Deuteronomy 7:7-9, Psalm 25:8-10 (NIV)
One of the most important themes in God’s faithfulness is the connection between it and his             One of the most important themes in God’s faithfulness is the connection between it and his
covenant love. When Moses received the Ten Commandments, God stated that He was "the                    covenant love. When Moses received the Ten Commandments, God stated that He was "the
LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness”            LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness”
(Exodus 34:6) Even in times of our own unfaithfulness and doubts, God remains steadfast in              (Exodus 34:6) Even in times of our own unfaithfulness and doubts, God remains steadfast in
faithfulness toward us. What struggles do you face in trying to remain faithful?                        faithfulness toward us. What struggles do you face in trying to remain faithful?

  TUESDAY – Psalm 111:1-10 (NASB)                                                                         TUESDAY – Psalm 111:1-10 (NASB)

God’s faithfulness and loyalty to us as covenant people is done through grace. We might see             God’s faithfulness and loyalty to us as covenant people is done through grace. We might see
this as paralleling with obedience to the divine law. Our faith simply lies in our response to that     this as paralleling with obedience to the divine law. Our faith simply lies in our response to that
grace. Have you found God’s precepts or principles to be just and true (v. 7)? Have you asked           grace. Have you found God’s precepts or principles to be just and true (v. 7)? Have you asked
for a clear understanding (v. 10)?                                                                      for a clear understanding (v. 10)?

  WEDNESDAY – Deuteronomy 30:11-20 (MSG)                                                                  WEDNESDAY – Deuteronomy 30:11-20 (MSG)

Many of today’s trivia shows allow us to use a lifeline to stay in the game. Are you surprised to       Many of today’s trivia shows allow us to use a lifeline to stay in the game. Are you surprised to
find out that God gives us that as well? Faith tells us that we have such a lifeline through a          find out that God gives us that as well? Faith tells us that we have such a lifeline through a
relationship with God and it is not far away as many seem to think (v. 11-14). Are you connected        relationship with God and it is not far away as many seem to think (v. 11-14). Are you connected
to God and listening for His voice that gives us the guidance needed to really live life?               to God and listening for His voice that gives us the guidance needed to really live life?

  THURSDAY – Psalm 40:11-12, Psalm 143:7-12 (NLT)                                                         THURSDAY – Psalm 40:11-12, Psalm 143:7-12 (NLT)

God’s faithfulness seems to be especially precious to us in times of need, whether physical,            God’s faithfulness seems to be especially precious to us in times of need, whether physical,
emotional, or spiritual. The tendency of human nature is to forget God in times of blessing and         emotional, or spiritual. The tendency of human nature is to forget God in times of blessing and
plenty but so quick to run back in times of impending disaster. We all seek the power to                plenty but so quick to run back in times of impending disaster. We all seek the power to
persevere that God’s faithfulness offers in our relationship. Are we as quick to praise and give        persevere that God’s faithfulness offers in our relationship. Are we as quick to praise and give
thanks when times are easy and smooth as well?                                                          thanks when times are easy and smooth as well?

  FRIDAY – Micah 7:18-20, 2 Timothy 2:8-14 (NLT)                                                          FRIDAY – Micah 7:18-20, 2 Timothy 2:8-14 (NLT)

The lessons of the Old Testament that we have studied over the last seven weeks show us much            The lessons of the Old Testament that we have studied over the last seven weeks show us much
about God and his desire for a relationship with us. Indeed, it is God’s faithfulness which leads us    about God and his desire for a relationship with us. Indeed, it is God’s faithfulness which leads us
to Christ and the offer of salvation made available to us in unending love. It is through Christ, his   to Christ and the offer of salvation made available to us in unending love. It is through Christ, his
life, and his ministry that we see God’s loving faithfulness most fully revealed. Even though we        life, and his ministry that we see God’s loving faithfulness most fully revealed. Even though we
may stumble along the way (unfaithful as in 2 Tim 2:13), Christ waits for us to respond to the call     may stumble along the way (unfaithful as in 2 Tim 2:13), Christ waits for us to respond to the call
and restore us. How have you responded?                                                                 and restore us. How have you responded?

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