Digital Worship Guide
July 11 / 12

Parable of the Wicked Tenants: Matthew 21:33-44

Worship Service

This week Pastor Josh 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! 

HOST: Welcome and Opening Prayer

Post-Service Reflection

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 Josh’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.  What is one of the most gracious things someone has ever done for you? Why was it gracious? 

2. There are four tripping points in this text. Which one is most significant for you right now? Why?

3. What do you think about the idea that we can never show another person too much grace? Does that produce any tensions for you? How so? Why?

Spiritual Practice

Using the practice of Lectio Divina, meditate on Psalm 73:1-17, 23-28.

Memory Verse

Ephesians 2:8-9

Prayer

Prayer of Response: Matthew 21:33-44

Community

How can we more actively pursue being a people who are  committed to bearing the Kingdom fruit of grace toward others? What does that look like in the midst of our current realities?

Going Deeper

Study Matthew 7:1-14