Sermon Discussion Questions: August 7, 2016
Sunday, August 7, 2016: AM
How does Jesus confront the hypocrisy of the Scribes?
What kind of false appearances are people giving today? How do false appearances or hypocrisy stunt fellowship with God and with fellow believers?
Why does Jesus warn his disciples? How should pastors warn their flocks today?
How is Jesus different from the religious elite of his day? Why did the Scribes’ sin deserve “greater condemnation”?
How is God’s perspective on giving different than our own?
What motivated the poor widow to give all that she had? What do we learn about small acts of sincere piety from this passage?
What does this passage teach us about giving in a way that costs us something? Does your giving hurt, or is it simply out of your abundance?
Sunday, August 7, 2016: PM
1 Peter 1:1-2
What does it mean that Christians are part of a heavenly kingdom? Why is this important?
What does it mean that God’s people are elect exiles? How does this shape the way we think about our identity?
How does the doctrine of election bring comfort to God’s people?
What is one of the biggest problems for Christians in relation to identity?
Why should Christians always feel uncomfortable in this world? What is the opposite of being comfortable in this world?
What does it mean that we are chosen unto obedience?