10.22.17 - Small Group Discussion

Hacked - Who’s in Charge?

Main Point: God loves you too much to let a lesser god take His place, even if that lesser god is you.

  • What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
     
  • Who is in charge of you, and who are you in charge of?
     
  • What rights does a creator have over the things they create?
     
  • What do you think leads to a culture of focusing on ‘me’ instead of ‘we?’

Read: The Fourth Claim of Moralistic Therapeutic Deism: God doesn’t need to be particularly involved in a person’s life, except for when God is needed to resolve a problem.

  • Does the way we spend our daily lives support this idea? Why or why not?
     
  • Why is this idea appealing?
     
  • How does this idea fall apart in practical and spiritual situations?

Read: Psalms 24:1-10.

  • In what practical ways do our lives reflect or not reflect the belief that God is Lord of everything?
     
  • Since all people belong to God, how must we treat all people?
     
  • What ownership do we have over people and things? Why?
     
  • God loves us too much to allow a lesser god take His place, even if that lesser god is us. What is the impact of this statement?
     
  • There is a reverence when people enter the presence of a king. Why do we struggle to recognize that God is king of everything?
     
  • How can we show that God is God and we are not in our daily lives?

Prayer: Pray that we remember that God is God and we are not.

Posted on October 22, 2017 .