Sermon Discussion Questions: Luke 3:1-14 & Exodus 20:1-12
Discussion Questions for personal devotion and family worship - week of February 16
From "A Voice Crying in the Wilderness": Luke 3:1-14
In vv. 1-2, why does Luke take the time to give the historical setting?
How does John the Baptist’s proclamation show that God had not forgotten his covenant people? How was John a fulfillment of God’s previous promises? Why should this encourage us today?
What was John’s message to the people? Why was there both bad news and good news?
What is repentance? What does it mean to bear the fruit of repentance? Is it a one-time thing?
Why is repentance necessary?
Why is repentance a gift from God?
Do you show the fruit of repentance in your life?
From "The Fifth Commandment": Exodus 20:1-12
What is the overarching principle of the Fifth Commandment?
What is the fundamental attitude Christians should have about authority?
Why are we supposed to submit to authorities like the government and the church?
How should Christians think about their own authority?
Why should parents consider themselves “stewards” of their children?
What are some practical ways that Paul’s commands in Ephesians 6:1-3 can play out?
What is the promise associated with the Fifth Commandment? How should we understand this promise?