Bowlin and some other stuff…

Found this video the other day and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show it… pretty funny if you ask me.

 

Here are the past two weeks of small group…

 

Matthew 5:17-20

1)       PRAY.  One person only this week.  For the group attribute.

2)       Did you memorize John 3:30?  If yes, quote it.

3)       What has been your favorite/least favorite convo thus far?

4)       Matthew 5:17-20

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

5)      Do you feel that the Old Testament Law is applicable to today? Explain.

6)      Do you generally find yourself on the law hater side or law lover side?  Explain.

7)      Jordan’s Thoughts

a.       Jesus came not to get rid of the law… but to make sense of it… to show what it all pointed to.  The law is not an end to itself… it is instruction in how to fulfill a right relationship with God and others.  Love God.  Love people.  Don’t ignore the law… it may not be required but it still has the principle.  But don’t obsess over the law either… nothing can save you other than Christ.

8)      What is one way you can live out/teach Loving God/people this week?

9)       APPLY – LOVE GOD by memorizing John 3:30 if you didn’t… or reading Matthew 5-7 this week.  LOVE PEOPLE by __________ (your choice)

 

Matthew 5:21-26

1)       Did you memorize John 3:30?  If yes, quote it.

2)       PRAY.  John 3:30.

3)       What was the most frustrating part of this week for you?

4)       Matthew 5:21:26

21 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. 23 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25 Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. 26Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.

5)      Do you tend to hold onto anger for periods of time?  Do other people tend to told onto anger against you for periods of time?  Explain.

6)      Do you ever come to terms with the people you have problems with?  Explain.

7)      Jordan’s Thoughts

a.       Jesus begins to get to the real heart of the issue here, which the law is unable to do.  Jesus deals with the motives behind the actions.  Jesus believes it is more important to search the motives and attitudes that are within the heart.  In this particular passage He begins to hit on the issue of anger, with his main point seeming to be, restore broken relationships!  Jesus understands that one must have his priorities straight as well.  Actually putting into practice love for one another is more important than when the sacrifice takes place.

8)      Is there anyone in your life that you need to make amends with?

9)       APPLY – If there is someone in your life that you are still angry with… or is still angry with you… go make amends this week.

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