Jun 9, 2019
“Jesus Brings Change”
Luke 8:22-56 
Hope Group Sermon Discussion Questions  
1. Talk through each major encounter with Jesus in Luke 8:22-56. How does Jesus bring security, stability, sanctity and salvation through relationship? 
2. Can you resonate and relate with the disciples in Luke 8:22-25? How So? (or any of the characters given in the chapter?) 
3. How does much of Luke 8 and 9 build up to the confession in Luke 9:20? What is Luke doing in showing us this progression? What are you forced as the reader to do when reading through Luke and finally arriving at chapter 9 verse 20? 
4. Discuss the presence of faith and/or the lack of faith in each major encounter here with Jesus? Especially as each encounter with Jesus asks us, in direct and indirect way, the question, "Where is your faith?" (8:25) 
5. Pray together for God increase our faith in his power and ability to bring change into our broken and seemingly impossible situations. Pray for faith to overcome and pray for faith to endure whatever he has for us to face. 
 
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  • Jun 9, 2019“Jesus Brings Change”
    Jun 9, 2019
    “Jesus Brings Change”
    Luke 8:22-56 
    Hope Group Sermon Discussion Questions  
    1. Talk through each major encounter with Jesus in Luke 8:22-56. How does Jesus bring security, stability, sanctity and salvation through relationship? 
    2. Can you resonate and relate with the disciples in Luke 8:22-25? How So? (or any of the characters given in the chapter?) 
    3. How does much of Luke 8 and 9 build up to the confession in Luke 9:20? What is Luke doing in showing us this progression? What are you forced as the reader to do when reading through Luke and finally arriving at chapter 9 verse 20? 
    4. Discuss the presence of faith and/or the lack of faith in each major encounter here with Jesus? Especially as each encounter with Jesus asks us, in direct and indirect way, the question, "Where is your faith?" (8:25) 
    5. Pray together for God increase our faith in his power and ability to bring change into our broken and seemingly impossible situations. Pray for faith to overcome and pray for faith to endure whatever he has for us to face. 
     
  • Jun 2, 2019“Some Do, Some Don’t”
    Jun 2, 2019
    “Some Do, Some Don’t”
    Hope Group Sermon Discussion Questions 
    1. Talk through the parables given in this chapter of Luke. Which part of the parables most stuck out to you? (parable of soils/sower, soils explained, lamp and jar, story of Jesus' mother and brothers) 
    2. Today we must be careful of allowing the culture of constant arena entertainment to infect our hearts at church. While also remembering the culture of a church is more a posture of your heart than is is a style, genre, or denomination. How can you create an atmosphere of being a true hearer and a true doer of the Word here at HFC, rather than just simply wanting to be entertained by an experience. 
    3. What is a parable? Why would Jesus speak using parables and not just "say it as it is?" 
    4. What are the details and elements of good soil? Luke 8:15 
    5. Who does the work, God or man? Both? 1 Cor. 3:6-8.
  • May 26, 2019“Does the Bible Value Women?”
    May 26, 2019
    “Does the Bible Value Women?”
    Hope Group Sermon Discussion Questions 
    1. To aid our memory, rehash some major points, illustrations, and applications of the sermon. How did God speak to you? 
    2. How would you describe the cultural environment for men and woman today? How is it different than the past, positive or negative? (Extra credit: How could John 3:3 be an answer for the culture?) 
    3. What do you notice as significant and what can we learn from this account in John 20:11-18? 
    4. Discuss this quote in relation to the roles of men and women. Do you agree or disagree? "God's oneness is not sameness... It is unity in difference, not uniformity" - Sam Allberry. 
    5. What role does the church play in valuing men and women equally for their differences?
  • May 19, 2019“Much Love or Love Much?”
    May 19, 2019
    “Much Love or Love Much?”
    Hope Small Group Sermon Discussion Questions
    1. What is grace? What does it look like? What does it not look like? 
    2. What is Jesus talking about in Luke 7:33-35? Unpack these verses as a group. 
    3. How are those verses (7:33-35) illustrated and woven into the story given to us by Luke in 7:36-50? 
    4. Discuss the tension and the atmosphere of this situation described to us in Luke 7:36-50. Can you feel the emotion? Is this helpful for us to feel what is going on?
    5. Read Ephesians 2:4-10 as a group. How does this passage relate to the story in Luke and to your life?  
     
  • May 12, 2019“What is Faith?”
    May 12, 2019
    “What is Faith?”
    Hope Group Sermon Discussion Questions
    1. In what ways did you operate on faith today?  Give examples. You had faith that... 
    2. What is Faith? Is faith different from blind faith? (John 20:30-31, Heb. 11:1) 
    3. What is humility? How is humility related to faith and can faith not exist without humility? 
    4. Look up the two times Jesus was amazed: Luke 7:9 and Mark 6:6. What can we learn from these two passages? 
    5. Consider Jesus' compassion. Notice the tenderness of the passage in Luke 7:13-15. Point out each detail of Jesus' tender compassion for the mother and widow. What does this teach us? 
  • May 5, 2019“Check Your Heart”
    May 5, 2019
    “Check Your Heart”
    Hope Group Sermon Discussion Questions
     Luke 6:43-49
    1. Ever had a "check your heart" moment? (when our actions, even small things, reveal what's really going on in our heart) Can you name any, even little things we do all the time, that reveal our heart isn't following the words of Jesus?  
     
    2. Compare and contrast Luke 6:43-49 and Matt. 7:15-27. What's the over-all emphasis of the Luke passage and the Mathew passage?
     
    3.  Why would you say the heart is so important and so often emphasized by Jesus? 
     
    4. As a group, examine and discuss the multitude of scriptures that reinforce Jesus' sermon in Luke 6:43-49. 
    Isaiah, 28:16-17, Jeremiah 17:1-13, Psalm 1, Ephesians 2:20, Colossians 2:6-7, James 1:22 and James 3:1-11. 
  • Apr 28, 2019“To Judge or Not to Judge”
    Apr 28, 2019
    “To Judge or Not to Judge”
    Hope Group Sermon Discussion Questions

    1. What was your take away from this message?

    2. How do you think people generally view Christians as a whole? How about in our state? Or in our town?

    3. What is mercy? What does it look like? Examples.

    4. What is discernment/judgment? What does it look like? Examples.

    5. Is it possible to be merciful and discerning at the same time?

    6. What does this passage (Luke 6:37-42) mean? What does it not mean? (judging, condemning, forgiving, giving, the parable of the beam and the speck)

    7. EXTRA CREDIT: Reconcile and explain how these passages work together: 1 Cor. 4:4-5 and 5:12-13 (always look at their context)

     
  • Apr 21, 2019“Easter Changes Everything”
    Apr 21, 2019
    “Easter Changes Everything”
    Series: Easter 2019
    "When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, 'Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.'"
    -Revelation 1:17-18 (ESV) 
  • Apr 14, 2019“Behold Your King”
    Apr 14, 2019
    “Behold Your King”
    Series: Easter 2019
    "Then I saw heaven standing open, and there before me was a white horse. And its rider is called Faithful and True. With righteousness He judges and wages war.  He has eyes like blazing fire, and many royal crowns on His head. He has a name written on Him that only He Himself knows. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood,  and His name is The Word of God."  -Revelation 19:11-13 (ESV) 
  • Mar 24, 2019“From the Gutter to Grace”
    Mar 24, 2019
    “From the Gutter to Grace”
    Luke 6:27-36 
     
    Hope Group Sermon Discussion Questions 
    1. To aid our memory, rehash some major points, illustrations, and applications of the sermon. How did God speak to you? 
    2. How can you compare this passage from Luke on loving your enemies to the narratives of Joseph and Jonah? 
    3. How is the "Golden Rule" really the essence of the gospel? (consider Romans 5:6-8 and 1 Cor. 6:9-11) 
    4. Read through the "marks of the true Christian" in Romans 12:9-21. Discuss these and compare them to Jesus' message in Luke 6. Then pray for the Holy Spirit to empower us to live these out and bear this fruit though his grace. 
  • Mar 17, 2019“Happy Church”
    Mar 17, 2019
    “Happy Church”
    Hope Group Sermon Discussion Questions
    1) Would you agree with Blaise Pascal that “All men seek happiness. This is without exception”?  Why or why not?
     
    2) What does it mean “to delight”? Does the direction or source of our delight have anything to do with it? (Ps. 1:2, Ps. 37:4, Rom. 7:22)
     
    3) According to Luke 6, why are we, the church, blessed and happy?
     
    4 )In what ways, do the beatitudes in Luke 6 actually encourage you? How can you be happy about reading these “blessings?”
     
    5) Read Psalm 23 together. Consider discussing these questions together in relation to Luke 6.
    • In Psalm 23, Who is David following?
    • What gives him comfort?
    • Is his life easy?
    • Is he happy?
    • Is he blessed?
    • What is the source of hope, happiness, and comfort?
    • What is he holding on to presently?
    • What is he looking forward to in the future?
  • Mar 10, 2019“Prayer and Something New”
    Mar 10, 2019
    “Prayer and Something New”
    Prayer and Something New | Luke 5:16; 5:33-6:16
     
    Hope Group Sermon Discussion Questions
    1) Share a high and low from this past week with the group.
     
     
    2) What is prayer? What is solitude?
     
     
    3) How can we model our prayer lives after Jesus? Is there a noticeable rhythm or pattern to follow? (Luke 5:16; 6:12)
     
     
    4) What is a covenant?
     
     
    5) How does Jesus illustrate and demonstrate he is setting up a new covenant in Luke 5 and 6? (or how does he do things differently?)
     
     
    6) Read Hebrews 8. What does this have to do with Jesus’ work in Luke 5 and 6?    
  • Mar 3, 2019“Preaching, Privacy, Power and Prayer” Part II
    Mar 3, 2019
    “Preaching, Privacy, Power and Prayer” Part II
    "But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins...'"
    -Luke 5:24
     
    Hope Group Sermon Discussion Questions
     
    1. Share a high and low from this past week with the group. 
     
    2. Discuss the healing of the leper. (Luke 5:12-16) What stands out to you and why? 
     
    3. Why do you think the leper said "if you will?" 
     
    4. Read and Discuss the healing of the paralytic (Luke 5:17-26) What stands out to you and why? 
     
    5. Does the phrase "when he saw their faith" (5:20) imply to us today that if we enough faith we will always be healed? Why or why not, biblically speaking? 
     
    6. Read and discuss the call of Levi (Luke 5:27-32) What stands out to you and why? 
     
    7. Why do you think Luke 5:31-32 is so important in light of all we have studied and read up until this point. 
  • Feb 24, 2019TH152-“Doctrine, Deliverance, Demons and Disease” Part II
    Feb 24, 2019
    TH152-“Doctrine, Deliverance, Demons and Disease” Part II
  • Feb 24, 2019“Preaching, Privacy, Power and Prayer” Part I
    Feb 24, 2019
    “Preaching, Privacy, Power and Prayer” Part I
    but he said to them, "I must preach the good news of the Kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose." 
    -Luke 4:43 
  • Feb 23, 2019TH151-“Doctrine, Deliverance, Demons and Disease” Part I
    Feb 23, 2019
    TH151-“Doctrine, Deliverance, Demons and Disease” Part I
  • Feb 17, 2019TH150 “Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained” Part II
    Feb 17, 2019
    TH150 “Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained” Part II
    Series: Luke; Good News Great Joy For All People. 
  • Feb 17, 2019“Doctrine, Deliverance, Demons and Disease”
    Feb 17, 2019
    “Doctrine, Deliverance, Demons and Disease”
    Hope Group Sermon Discussion Questions   (2/17/19)
    1. Ice Breaker: What is one thing you are thankful that happened today?
     
    1. Examine Isaiah 61. Why do think Jesus reads from this passage in Luke 4:18-19? Why do the listeners respond the way they do in Luke 4:20-30?
     
    1. What is the year of the Lord’s favor and how does it relate to the year of Jubilee? See Luke 4:19 and Leviticus 25.
     
    1. How does Jesus bring the year of Jubilee and the Lord’s favor upon us?
     
    1. “Luke says, ‘Imagine what it would be like if you, dear reader, were the one who witnessed these events or were among the ones healed by Jesus’”   – D.L Brock

    Put yourself in their shoes, what do you see, what do you feel, what do you think, and what do you take away from all you see Jesus do in Luke Chapter 4?

  • Feb 16, 2019TH149 “Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained” Part I
    Feb 16, 2019
    TH149 “Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained” Part I
    Series: Luke; Good News Great Joy For All People. 
  • Feb 10, 2019“Paradise Lost to Paradise Regained”
    Feb 10, 2019
    “Paradise Lost to Paradise Regained”
     And Jesus answered him, It is said, You shall not  put the Lord your God to the test.’"- Luke 4:12