QUESTIONS THAT WILL HELP YOU DIG DEEPER INTO THE MAIN MESSAGE FOR YOUR FAMILY DEVOTIONS OR SMALL GROUP:
Read the text: Luke 19:45-20:8.
Read Proverbs 3:5-8. People have different opinions, and there are times when we’ll disagree with others (Jesus had those times too), but why is it important for our opinions and stance on things to be grounded in Scripture?
Pastor Michael talked about how Jesus was questioned and scrutinized the four days before His crucifixion, and how that related to Exodus 12:3-6. The Bible expressly declares that Jesus was sinless. The writer of Hebrews tells us that He was “holy, harmless, undefiled, and separate from sinners” (Heb. 7:26, NASB). The apostle Paul boldly asserts that He “knew no sin” (2 Cor. 5:21). At the announcement of His birth, an angel called Him “that Holy One who is to be born.” Pilate’s wife told her husband: “Have nothing to do with that just man.” Pilate himself said, “I find no fault in Him.” The dying thief acknowledged the innocence of Jesus when he said, “this Man had done nothing wrong.” The centurion, at the foot of the cross, said, “Certainly this was a righteous man” (Luke 23:47). Even the demons recognized that Jesus was “the Holy One of God” (Luke 4:34). Talk about why this is important to us today.
How does approaching Bible study like a conversation with the Lord work?
Read Habakkuk 2:1-2. What would approaching times in God’s Word with an expectant heart look like?
Pastor Michael stated, “Either I’m doing what God says when He tells me through His Word, or I will lose even the understanding I had previously. So, I must listen and read with a heart that is always ready to obey“. Do you agree with that statement? Why or why not?
Have you ever read or heard God’s Word and not really understood it? Did it seem dry? Talk about the story Pastor Michael shared from 2 Kings 3 about digging ditches in faith. How does that work practically?