THURSDAYS @ 7:00 – 8:00 PM
DEUTERONOMY 8:1 – 12:32
For Each Chapter Answer the Following:
Theme of chapter ?
Most important verse ?
Most prominent word ?
Promise to claim?
1. What should we be careful to observe so that we may live and multiply?

2. What should we never say when we look at all our blessings and material wealth?

Passage for Meditation
Deut. 8:1
“Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land the Lord promised on oath to your ancestors.”

Questions for Reflection
3. Can you think of a time in your life when you felt God was testing you? What was he preparing you for?


4. In Deut. 8:2 Moses says that God tested the Israelites in the desert, but in Deut. 6:16 he tells them, “do not put the Lord your God to the test.” What is the difference between when God tests us and when we test God?

Life Application Exercise
Are you prepared to submit to God’s will for your life, whatever that means? Pray John Wesley’s Covenant Prayer:

I am no longer my own, but thine.
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee,
exalted for thee or brought low for thee.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven.

1. How long did Moses stay on Mount Horeb the first time?

2. What happened to the first tablets Moses brought down from the mountain?

3. a. What did God want to do to the people for making the molded calf? b. What did God want to do to Aaron?

1. What did Moses go back to the mountain to make again?

2. How long did Moses stay on the mountain this time?

3. What is all that God requires of us?

4. Why did Moses want the people to circumcise their hearts?

5. How many Israelites had gone down to Egypt before the captivity?

Passage for Reflection
Deut. 10:12-13
“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your god ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?”

Questions for Reflection
6. What does the phrase “circumcise your heart” mean to you? Do Christians need to worry about this type of circumcision? 

7. As a Christian, how would you apply the principle of blessings and curses to your walk with Christ? Does this part of the covenant still apply to us?

Life Application Exercise
8. Make a list of the blessings in your life. Then make a list of the adversities in your life. Have you ever experienced blessings in the midst of adversities? Where is God in your pain?


1. What did God promise to do with the land if the people earnestly obeyed his commandments?

1. What type offerings still had to go to the place that God chose if it was too far?

 2. In what way were the people not to worship God?

Passage for Meditation
Deut. 12:4-5
“You must not worship the Lord your God in their way. But you are to seek the place the Lord your God will choose from among all the tribes to put his Name there for his dwelling.”

Questions for Reflection
3. Think about all the different forms of worship that exist in the church today. Are there any common elements they all share? How can we know what is God’s truth in worship?

 4. As an African American, how can you reconcile the idea of being a slave to Christ? Are there different kinds of freedom?