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?
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  • 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, 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 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?