QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU DIG DEEPER INTO THE MAIN MESSAGE: ‘Drop Your Sword’
Read Luke 22:47-48. This has been called the lowest act of treachery ever recorded because Judas betrayed his Teacher and Friend with a kiss. It was stated that Judas was doing the exact opposite with this action as what it was intended for. It was also mentioned that this is what ‘sin’ is like. How is this like sin? Discuss what the following quote means: “Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay.”
Read Luke 22:49-58. What are two ways following Jesus ‘at a distance’ can be dangerous to a person’s spiritual walk.
[Sermon Reminder: Three reasons were shared as to why what Peter did was sincerely wrong: 1. He fought the wrong enemy 2. He fought with the wrong weapon 3. He had the wrong attitude ]
Read Ephesians 6:12. Discuss what this verse is truly saying.
Read 2 Corinthians 10:4. What are the Lord’s weapons He supplies us with? What are ‘strongholds’?
Pastor Michael stated that the Word of God utilized by the Spirit of God at the right moment when God has opened the door… will produce peaceable fruit. Then he gave a test that should always be used when assessing whether or not a word comes from the Lord or not. That test is found in James 3:17-18. Discuss the various aspects of this test.
Read 2 Samuel 16:5-13. Why didn’t David allow his man to behead Shimei? How does this relate to Philippians 2:5? What about the illustration of the pearl?