Parable of the Two Sons : Matthew 21:28-32
This week Pastor Josh Rose will continue in the series, “Essential Stories,” as he teaches from the Parables of Jesus. Following is a guide that will help you and your family engage in this time of worship during, following and in the week to come. We are glad you have joined us on the journey!
Note: Today’s service will conclude with communion. Please have some bread or crackers and juice/beverage ready at the end of the service to partake with Pastor Josh.
HOST: Welcome and Opening Prayer
As we conclude our time of worship, consider these questions.
Reflect: Take a moment to think about what from the passage and message impacted you most.
Share: What verses or points made an impact on you today and why?
Pray: Have one person pray a blessing over the group.
For families with young children, you can watch Pastor Ryan’s message to kids and find more Faith Kids resources here: Faith Kids
Keep Growing …
In light of this weekend’s sermon, following are some ways that we can continue to grow in our relationship with Jesus both personally and in connection with others. (To join or lead a Life Group or to access leader’s notes visit here: Life Groups Online)
Discuss (Life Group Questions)
1. In thinking about the two sons in Matthew 21: 28-32, which do you most commonly represent in your typical response to God.
2. The point was made that even devout religion can become a form of dangerous rebellion. How do we identify when that might be happening in us? How do we prevent it from happening to us? How can we live lives of devotion that are also not lives of rebellion?
3. The point was made that our strongest and oldest temptation is to choose independence over dependence. Is this true for you? How so? What is so tempting about independence? What can be deadly about independence? What are some keys to living a life of dependence?
Using the practice of Lectio Divina, meditate on Psalm 51.
1 John 1:9
What attitude do you convey towards those around you? Is it an attitude of independence or dependence on Jesus? Pay attention this week to whether or not what you demonstrate to others reflects the true attitude of your heart.
Study James 1:19-27