01.01.17 Small Group Discussion

He Said What? - Faith Façades

  • What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
  • What New Year’s Resolutions did you make? Why? Or if you didn’t make any, why not?
  • What is the craziest thing you’ve ever heard someone say?
  • How do you react when you’re called out for something you’ve done wrong?

Read: Matthew 5:17-20 and 23:27-28.

  • Is it harder for you to follow the letter of the law or the spirit of the law? Why?
  • Do you find yourself at times following God through an a la carte method, picking parts of God’s commands to follow or ignore? Why do you think we do that?
  • Who do you consider the religious elite of today?
  • What do you think the reaction would be if Jesus’ words about the Pharisees were spoken to those that are considered the religious elite of today?
  • Does the accusation that Jesus brings against the religious elite only apply to them, or to us as well?
  • How can we be honest followers of Christ instead of hypocrites and white-washed tombs?
  • How would the world’s view of the Church change if we lived authentically?
  • What New Year’s Resolution will you make to help you live authentically?

Prayer: Pray that you will begin the New Year striving to follow all of God’s directions authentically, instead of picking and choosing what we want to follow.

Posted on January 3, 2017 .