WHAT YOU’LL FIND ON THIS PAGE:
- – Small Group Discussion Questions about the Main Message
- – Family Discussion Questions & Activity Pages from the Children’s Message
- – A Youth talk/link from Pastor Conor
QUESTIONS THAT WILL HELP YOU DIG DEEPER INTO THE MAIN MESSAGE FOR YOUR FAMILY DEVOTIONS OR SMALL GROUP:
Read Matthew 22:36-38 and 2 Chronicles 16:9a. What is God asking for/looking for in His followers? How does this relate to Revelation 3:16?
Like a boxing movie or TV show, where a crooked mobster threatens or tempts a boxer with money to ‘throw a fight’ or ‘take a dive’, how does the enemy of God tempt God-followers to give up the ‘good-fight’?
Pastor Michael talked about how the religious folks in Jesus’ day had it pretty good; they had income for life, they had a great deal worked out with Rome (the governing authority), and what they DIDN’T NEED was a Guy like Jesus upsetting the apple-cart! Thus, they usually hated whatever He had to say. In what ways do you think these guys might have been ‘taking a dive’?
Read the main text; Luke 16:19-31. Why would Jesus’ story have upset these religious guys so much?
What comes in the way of you truly ‘giving your all’ to Jesus? What would that look like for you?
Family Discussion Questions for the children’s message: “From Adam to Jesus”
Today we are looking at Jesus’ Family line found in Matthew Chapter 1.
Ask the following questions and Lead your family to discuss:
- What kinds of people are in Jesus’ family line? Invite kids to share their observations. Point out that God uses all types of people in His plans. God made Abraham a father even in his old age. God used Jacob even though he dressed in his brother’s clothes to get a blessing meant for Esau. Rahab hid the Israelite spies. Ruth was a Moabite who followed her mother-in-law back to Judah. David was a shepherd boy. Solomon asked for wisdom. God made Josiah a king at 8 years old. (Option: Choose a volunteer to read Eph. 1:4-5.)
- How is Jesus different than the other people in His family line?Emphasize that as the Son of God, Jesus is both fully God and fully human. Unlike the other people in His family line, Jesus never sinned. (Option: Choose a volunteer to read Heb. 4:15.)
- What does it mean to be adopted into God’s family? Lead kids to recognize that adoption describes our new relationship with God. We gain all of the responsibilities and privileges of being a child of God. God gives His Spirit to lead His children. We live for Him, and we will live with Him forever. (Option: Choose a volunteer to read Gal. 4:6-7.)
ACTIVITY PAGES TO BE DOWNLOADED BELOW:
A QUICK MESSAGE FOR THE YOUTH:
If you’re a teen, click HERE.