Apr 5, 2020
“The Palm Sunday Road of Triumph and Tragedy”
Series: Easter 2020
Luke 19 
  • Apr 5, 2020“The Palm Sunday Road of Triumph and Tragedy”
    Apr 5, 2020
    “The Palm Sunday Road of Triumph and Tragedy”
    Series: Easter 2020
    Luke 19 
  • Mar 29, 2020“Jesus and Social Distancing”
    Mar 29, 2020
    “Jesus and Social Distancing”
    Luke 17:11-37
  • Mar 22, 2020“Wisdom for Walking with Jesus”
    Mar 22, 2020
    “Wisdom for Walking with Jesus”
    Luke 17:1-10
  • Mar 15, 2020“Rich or Poor”
    Mar 15, 2020
    “Rich or Poor”
    Luke 16:14-31 
    Q1: What is the kingdom of God? Why Would it be important we understand and preach the kingdom of God? (vs.16) 
    Q2: As a group come up with as many role reversals as you can in the passage. (Reversals could include details, characters, positions, appearance, contrasts, etc.) 
    Q3: In what ways is Jesus the watershed for the Bible and all of time? What are some other major watershed moments in the Bible? 
    Q4: Why do you think Luke 16:18 is included in this chapter? Does it seem out of place to you or how can you make sense of its inclusion? 
    Q5: Discuss the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. Can you summarize the main point Jesus is teaching through the parable? 
  • Mar 8, 2020“God or Money”
    Mar 8, 2020
    “God or Money”
    Luke 16:1-13
    Q1: Review the storyline of the dishonest parable? What questions do you have about the parable? Why do you think some say it can be challenging to understand? How do you understand it? 
    Q2: How can a mindset for the future or lack thereof influence our management of wealth, time and money? Does the here and now really influence our future destination (eternal dwelling vs. 8)? 
    Q3: What different applications can we draw out from this parable (1-13)? Can you summarize it all with one major conclusion from it all? 
    Q4: In what ways do we serve money and how instead could we serve God with our money? 
    Q5: Now quickly examine/scan the rest of chapter 16. How do the next verses 14-31 generally add what Jesus has been teaching so far? Why do you think Luke would have put all these parables and teachings the order he did? What major themes is he trying to communicate to us in chapter 15-16? 
  • Mar 2, 2020“The Lost Parables” Part II
    Mar 2, 2020
    “The Lost Parables” Part II
    Luke 15:11-32
    Hope Small Group Questions
    Q1: What part of the Prodigal Son story stands out to you after hearing this sermon? Explain. 
    Q2: What do we learn about the heart of God from the Lost Parables of Luke 15? Be specific. 
    Q3: The lost son had a moment when he "came to his senses." Leon Morris shares a quote in response that statement: "Hardship has a wonderful way of bringing people to face the facts:" Share a time in your life when this was true for you. 
    Q4: In what ways are we like the elder brother in the story? 
    Q5: Postulate what you think might have happened after Luke 15:32 both in the parable and outside of it. We don't know how the elder brother responded and we don't know what the crowds listening to Jesus may have thought or reacted. But what do you think happened? 
  • Feb 23, 2020“The Lost Parables” Part I
    Feb 23, 2020
    “The Lost Parables” Part I
    Luke 15:1-32
    Hope Small Group Questions 
    Q1: As a group, look over Leviticus 11 and the Jewish ritual dietary laws for cleanliness and holiness. Now read the accusation from the Pharisees in Luke 15:1-2. Do you see why Jesus' table fellowship with "sinners" here is so scandalous? 
    Q2: Now compare question 1 with Matthew 15:1-20? What is Jesus teaching them? (further study: Acts 10) 
    Q3: Compare and contrast all three lost parables. What is similar and different about each one? Luke isn't just repeating the same exact thing three times in a row, so what do we progressively learn as we read through the parables? (Luke 15:1-32) 
    Q4: The heart of the gospel is recognizing our position as lost without Christ. How does Romans 8:1-4 apply to the Lost Parables? 
  • Feb 16, 2020“Israel Tour Recap”
    Feb 16, 2020
    “Israel Tour Recap”
    Series: None
  • Feb 10, 2020“Mutual Friends”
    Feb 10, 2020
    “Mutual Friends”
     Job 9:32-33, Hebrews 9:23-24
    1) What was your biggest take away from this message? 
    2)Describe Job’s longing and need of a friend who could connect him to God the Father. 
    3) What are some examples in your life in which you needed a mediator?
    4) Do you view Christ as a mediator in your life? Why and how?
  • Feb 2, 2020“Bragging Rights”
    Feb 2, 2020
    “Bragging Rights”
    Jer. 9:23-24; 2 Pet. 1:2; Eph. 5:1
    Hope Small Group Questions
    Q1:  What was your take away from the sermon and why?
    Q2: What is true success according to Jeremiah 9:23-24? 
    Q3: What is promised to all who grow in their knowledge of God according to 2 Peter 1:2? 
    Q4: What produces "bad fruit"? 
    Q5: What produces "good fruit"? 
  • Jan 27, 2020“20/20 Vision” Part III
    Jan 27, 2020
    “20/20 Vision” Part III
    Romans 12
    Hope Small Group Questions 
    Q1: Discuss prayer. What do you find challenging about it? Why do you not pray? What has helped you in your prayer life? 
    Q2: "In Prayer ---> constantly." How does this help frame your prayers? Find P.R.A.Y framework to Nehemiah's prayer in Nehemiah 1:4-11
    > P. raise - "Hallowed be your name"
    > R. epent- "Forgive us our trespasses /debts" 
    > A.sk- "Give us this day our daily bread. Lead us not into temptation. Deliver us from evil." 
    >Y.ield- "Your kingdom come, your will be done." 
    Q3: "In need ---> Sharing." What is God teaching us today about corporate need, corporate sharing, and corporate sin in the accounts of Barnabas (Acts 4:36), Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11) and Achan (Judges 7)? 
    Q4: "In Hospitality ---> Pursuing." How can you actually "seek" and "pursue" hospitality in you group and home life? Be specific. 
  • Jan 19, 2020“Relationships: Keys to the Songs of Life”
    Jan 19, 2020
    “Relationships: Keys to the Songs of Life”
    Guest Speaker: Dr. Clarence Shuler teaching on relationships.  
  • Jan 12, 2020“20/20 Vision” Part II
    Jan 12, 2020
    “20/20 Vision” Part II
    Romans 12:9-13 
  • Jan 5, 2020“20/20 Vision” Part I
    Jan 5, 2020
    “20/20 Vision” Part I
    Romans 12:9-13
  • Dec 29, 2019“Let’s Not Forget”
    Dec 29, 2019
    “Let’s Not Forget”
    Psalm 31
  • Dec 22, 2019“King Forever, Ceasing Never”
    Dec 22, 2019
    “King Forever, Ceasing Never”
    Matt.1:1;18-25, Matt. 2:1-18
  • Dec 15, 2019“Let Earth Receive Her King”
    Dec 15, 2019
    “Let Earth Receive Her King”
    Isaiah 9:1-7 
  • Dec 8, 2019“Awkward Dinner Party”
    Dec 8, 2019
    “Awkward Dinner Party”
    Luke 14:1-35
  • Dec 1, 2019“Fig Trees, Disabling Spirits, Mustard Seeds, Narrow Doors and the Kingdom of God”
    Dec 1, 2019
    “Fig Trees, Disabling Spirits, Mustard Seeds, Narrow Doors and the Kingdom of God”
    Luke 13:1-35
  • Nov 24, 2019“Faithful vs Unfaithful”
    Nov 24, 2019
    “Faithful vs Unfaithful”
    Luke 12:35-13:5
    Hope Small Group Questions
    Q1: In what ways, should our mindset and lifestyles change if we are to take Luke 12:40 seriously?! 
    Q2: How do you understand and apply the following statement to your life? "to whom much has been given much will be required." (Does the passage surrounding Luke 19:17 give context and added understanding to Luke 12:48?) 
    Q3: As a follower of the King and a citizen of his kingdom, what have you been entrusted with and will be required of you upon the King's return? See 2 Timothy 1:12-14. Why is this such a high responsibility with such grave consequences if we don't keep it? 
    Q4: Compare Jesus' message in Luke 12:49-53 and John the Baptist message in Luke 3:16-17. What is being said here?