Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: Luke 12
Whenever we read the Bible or hear the gospel proclaimed we are confronted with the reality that the Kingdom of God is radically different than the world in which we live. And God has called us to enter it. He says, “fear not, it is my good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” But we often have difficulty transitioning from our old way of living and being in the world to the new way in which Jesus calls us.
Jesus takes care of our fears, our anxieties, and false security so that we can be “dressed for action” and “keep our lamps burning.” It will take time and discipline but ultimately we only need to trust God – and enter in.
- As followers of Jesus, do you ever feel “culture shock” in the kingdom of God? How do you deal with it?
- Reflect on your past and current relationship with money. What aspects of wealth bring fear into your life?
- How might thinking with an eternal perspective shift your feelings toward money?
- How might thinking with an eternal perspective shift your feelings of fear? Anxiety?
- Much like other countries and cultures, the kingdom of God has a “language.” What do you think that language is? How do you learn it?
- What are some other key things you may need to be disciplined with in order to live at peace in the kingdom of God?
- How can your close community at church help you learn the kingdom?
- What can you do to help others?
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Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Kyle Holtzhower (Kyle@StAndrews.Church)
The outline and application questions are intended for your further reflection and action upon the weekend message. They are also designed to facilitate discussion and accountability within your LifeGroup.