Down to Earth
July 5, 2020 • Bill Brunson
1. As we celebrate our Independence Day, what freedoms do you value the most? 2. In Philippians 3:17-20, Paul says the Philippians’ citizenship is in heaven. What is the significance of that statement? 3. What does it mean to be focused on “earthly things?” What is different about someone who is focused on Jesus? 4. How can you allow the rule and reign of God in your life? 5. How can you help bring the kingdom of God into our world even now? Give examples.
June 28, 2020 • Butch Williams
1. In Matthew 6: 9-14, Jesus tells us how to pray by using the Lord’s Prayer. Does the Lord’s Prayer have a different significance to you than other prayers because of its origin? 2. In our congregation, our children lead us in the Lord’s Prayer each week. Why is it important for the children to lead us in the Lord’s Prayer? Why is it important for us to hear the children lead the Lord’s Prayer? 3. In the Lord’s Prayer, we pray, “thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”. What do those words mean to you and how do they affect your life? 4. How do you help build God’s kingdom on earth right here and right now? Give examples.
The Narrow Way
June 21, 2020 • Sherry Harris
1. In today’s passage (Matthew 7:13-14), what does the narrow gate represent and what makes the narrow way so difficult? 2. What does the broad way symbolize? What makes it so easy and why do so many choose it? 3. Why would someone who says, “Lord, Lord,” not enter the Kingdom of Heaven? 4. What is the will of the Father and how do we put it into practice? 5. In today’s scripture passage, what is Jesus trying to teach us about discipleship?
Closer Than You Know
June 14, 2020 • Kipp McClurg
1. Each time we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we pray “thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” What do those words mean to you. 2. When does the Kingdom of God come? Is it already here, yet to come, or somehow both? 3. Jesus said God’s Kingdom is already among you? What does that look like? Give specific examples. 4. How and why are Christians to live in the Kingdom of God today?
The Kingdom Goes Viral
June 7, 2020 • Bill Brunson
1. In today’s sermon (Matthew 13:31-33), Jesus teaches the parables of the mustard seed and the parable of yeast mixed into dough. Why do you think Jesus used these ordinary examples? 2. The Kingdom of God is a future hope, but it is also present with us. What are some of the ways you have seen the Kingdom of God in action in the world and in your life? 3. When a small amount of yeast is mixed into a large amount of flour, transformation occurs. Where in your life do you need to mix in the Kingdom of God? 4. The tiny mustard seed grows into a large plant that produces many more seeds. In what situation, do you need to plant the Kingdom of God in your own life?