Sermon Based Small Groups

Gloriously Ordinary

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Sermon-Based Group Study

For the message on November 27, 2022
Passage: Matthew 25:14-23

QUICK REVIEW

Looking back at your notes from this Sunday’s message, what part of the message spoke to you the most? What encouraged you the most? What challenged you the most?

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

What is something unique about you that others in the group may not be aware of?

LET’S GO DEEPER

1. In Matthew 25, God has entrusted each person with varying amounts of talents or abilities to use for His kingdom. These may include different jobs, money, abilities, spiritual gifts, families, and responsibilities. With this in mind, what has God entrusted to you? Do you ever find that you are confused about your purpose or compare yourself to others?

Matthew 25:14-15 (NIV)
“Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them.To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability.

Matthew 25:22-23 (NIV)
“The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’ “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

 

2. When you think about what you have been handed, also remember that God has loved you from the very beginning. However, some struggle with accepting their acceptance by God. How would you answer this question, “is God proud of me?”  

 

3. In the message, Scotty talked about Jesus’ understanding of His identity based on Matthew 3:17. Why is it important that we have this same understanding of how God the Father feels about us as His children? Why is it important to serve from our acceptance instead of for our acceptance?

Matthew 3:17 (NIV)
And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

 

4. What are your “For Nows” and your “Forevers”?

 

 

TAKE IT HOME

1. What is your biggest takeaway from this sermon and study?

2. Do you have any prayer requests for your group?

 

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