QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU DIG DEEPER INTO THE MESSAGE
FOR YOUR SMALL GROUP OR FAMILY DEVOTIONS:
READ LUKE 12:1-3 – What was your biggest take-away from this message?
Why do you think the crowds were growing? What were people hungering for? What do you think people are hungering for these days?
READ the following verses and discuss the hunger we are supposed to have:
- “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?” (Isaiah 55:1-2).
- “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water” (Psalm 63:1).
- “The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life” (Revelation 22:17).
- “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” (Matthew 5:6).
- “. . . whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:14).
- “Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty” (John 6:35).
Would these verses describe you? How? Why? Why not?
Pastor Michael said, “The snare of popularity and the fear of man are two things that have brought ruin to more than one servant of God”. Read Galatians 1:10 and 1 Thessalonians 2:4 and discuss why this is.
To allow God alone to determine our “identity” is strange in a culture that wants to shove us into its mold and design for our lives. How can it help a person to see themselves as Christ sees them? How did Moses do this (Hebrews 11:24)?