Ep 222 | A Solid Foundation | Sermon on the Mount Part 4 of 4

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Ep 222 | A Solid Foundation | Sermon on the Mount Part 4 of 4

Build your life on a solid foundation by following Christ’s teaching. You won’t be perfect, and that’s okay. God’s grace will be there.

https://youtu.be/m8OaVa-o8sY

Scripture

Matthew 7:24-27 NLT

“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”

Questions

  1. When did you first decide to follow Jesus? What/ who helped you make that decision?
  2. What makes you proud about your relationship with God? 
  3. If we are created to steward or care for the world and everything in it well, how could you (or all of us) do that better?
Prayer Requests

At the end of your discussion, go around the group and ask for prayer requests.

Ep 221 | Loving Your Enemies | Sermon on the Mount Part 3 of 4

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Ep 221 | Loving Your Enemies | Sermon on the Mount Part 3 of 4

Ask yourself, did the sun rise on them today? The sunrise shows God’s love for them. Join God loving your everyone, even your enemies!

Scripture

Matthew 5:43-48 NLT

You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Questions

  1. How could love for the hatters and enemies in your life bring good to them, others and you?
  2. Is it possible to love and still protect ourselves from harm?
  3. Think of the hatters and enemies in your life. How could you be praying for them?
Prayer Requests

At the end of your discussion, go around the group and ask for prayer requests.

Ep 220 | Salt and Light | The Sermon on the Mount Part 2 of 4

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Ep 220 | Salt and Light | The Sermon on the Mount Part 2 of 4

I know it can be scary to salt and light and point others to Jesus. Dive deep into God’s love. This is what Jesus calls us to do!

https://youtu.be/Ll54G7R5xyM

Scripture

Matthew 5:13-16 NLT

You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

Questions

  1. Who around you needs a taste or glimpse of the goodness of God?
  2. What are some ways that Christians sometimes hide their faith, and how can we avoid doing the same?
  3. List three ways you can shine your light.
Prayer Requests

At the end of your discussion, go around the group and ask for prayer requests.

Ep 219 | The Beatitudes | The Sermon on the Mount Part 1 of 4

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Ep 219 | The Beatitudes | The Sermon on the Mount Part 1 of 4

Being aligned with the Kingdom of God and not the world allows us to experience blessings we would otherwise miss!

Scripture

Matthew 5:3-12

3 “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

4 God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

5 God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.

6 God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied.

7 God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

8 God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.

9 God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.

10 God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

11 “God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. 12Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.

Questions

  1. Read through the beatitudes and select one that is difficult for you. Describe to your friends why you chose that particular beatitude.
  2. Select another beatitude. How is it contrary to how the world acts or thinks?
  3. Read Matthew 5:11-12. How do you feel about following Jesus in light of this teaching?
Prayer Requests

At the end of your discussion, go around the group and ask for prayer requests.