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“Quick Fix vs. the Real Fix” – audio sermon and study guide

19 Mar

Wordserve Logo_COLORWordServe Church Study Guide for Mar 22, 2015

  • Sermon Title: “Quick Fix vs. the Real Fix” (Dr. Nolan Donald)
  • Audio Link (check HERE on Sunday afternoon for the latest sermon)
  • Sermon Scripture: Luke 6:43-49
  • Additional Study Texts: Matthew 7:21-29

Getting Started

– What’s one thing from Sunday’s message that you hope the group talks about?

– What is your view towards authority figures? Describe:

Digging Deeper

Read Matthew 7:21-29

– What is Jesus’ criterion for entering the Kingdom of Heaven?

— How would this compare to what the Pharisees said?

— How would this compare to our modern understanding?

–  Is there anything wrong with the actions in verse 22? Why would Jesus say he “didn’t know” the people who did these things (see v 23)?

— Is there a “proper way” to prophesy in His name or to cast out demons? Describe:

— Describe other examples of conduct that would cause Jesus to say he does “know” people:

– Why would those listening to Jesus describe him as a teacher with authority? What does it look like to teach with authority?

– Compare/contrast Jesus’ teaching with the Pharisees’ teaching (when it comes to “authority”):

Taking It Home

– Jesus puts a great deal of emphasis on doing God’s will. How can we determine God’s will?

– Can you give some examples where you’ve seen God’s will being done?

— What can we learn and apply from these examples?

– On a scale from 1 to 10, how “Lord-like” is Jesus in your life? (10 = He is Lord! 1 = Not so much)

 

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 — What would be your challenges in moving this score to the right?

— Why should we move this score to the right?

— How can your group help?

Extras

Ever had trouble letting the Lord be Lord?  You’re not the only one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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