02.07 Small Group Discussion

#nofilter - The Saint and the Sinner

  • What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
     
  • What are some of the ways that we view and judge people?

Read Isaiah 53:2-3.

  •  If Jesus grew up in our current culture, how do you think he would look?

Read Isaiah 53:4-6.

  • Do we have any right to judge others? Why or why not?

Read Luke 7:36-50.

  • Is there any significance to our lives that Jesus interacts with both the sinful woman and the Pharisee? Why or why not?
     
  • Why did Jesus and Simon view the woman differently?
     
  • Do you see people more often through Jesus’ eyes or through the eyes of a Pharisee?

  • When we see people the way God sees them, is there any room for us to feel a sense of satisfaction, or a sense of “they got what they deserved,” when bad things befall them? Why or why not?
     
  • Does the Church do a good job of seeing through Jesus’s eyes? Why or why not?
     
  • How can we do better at seeing all people as God’s beloved children?

Prayer : Pray that you will see others through the filter of love.

Posted on February 7, 2016 .