“I” Blindness

Luke 18:9-43

This is the entire service from September 6th, 2020. The worship was done live (on Thursday Sept. 3rd, before the Women’s Bible Study), the main message is part of our verse-by-verse study through the Gospel of Luke, and the Children’s Message at the end is on Jesus’ Temptation… and again,… there is a very special guest!

WHAT ELSE YOU’LL FIND ON THIS PAGE:

  • – Small Group Discussion Questions
  • – Family Discussion Questions & Activity Pages from the Children’s Message
  • – A Youth talk/link from Pastor Conor

 

QUESTIONS THAT WILL HELP YOU DIG DEEPER INTO THE MAIN MESSAGE FOR YOUR FAMILY DEVOTIONS OR SMALL GROUP:

Read Luke 18:9-14. Why did the Pharisee act the way he did? Why did the tax-collector act the way he did? How did the Pharisee display “I” blindness?

Read Luke 18:15-17. What is it about a child that would make Jesus use them as the example for us to enter the Kingdom of God? How did the disciples display “I” blindness?

Read Luke 18:18-30. What are some contrasts between the Rich Ruler and the young children coming to Jesus? What do you notice about the ruler’s question (vs 18) that might be odd? Why did Jesus respond like He did in verse 19? How did the ruler display “I” blindness?

Read Luke 18:31-34. Why didn’t the disciples get what Jesus was talking about? How could they have missed it? How did they display “I blindness?

Read Luke 18:35-43. What are the disciples still failing to see about Jesus in this passage? From this passage and Mark 10:46-52 what do we know of the beggar’s faith?

If Jesus asked, “What do you want Me to do for you?” what would you say?

Family Discussion Questions for the children’s message: “JESUS’ TEMPTATION”

Have a volunteer read Matthew 4:3-4

  1. Who tempts us to sin? Why? Lead kids to recall that the devil tempted Jesus to sin. Assure them that God never tempts anyone to sin. Explain that the Bible says the devil is “the father of lies” (John 8:44). The devil is against everything that God loves. He might tempt us to sin because He does not want us to follow Jesus.
(Option: Choose a volunteer to read James 1:13-14.)
  2. How can we resist temptation? What should we do if we give in to temptation? Lead kids to discuss how Jesus resisted temptation—by remembering the truth found in Scripture. Encourage kids to memorize Scripture and pray against the schemes of the devil. Emphasize that when we are tempted, God provides a way to resist it. When we do sin, we can repent and turn back to God. He will forgive our sins.
(Option: Choose a volunteer to read 1 Cor. 10:13.)
  3. Why is it important to know God’s Word? Invite kids to discuss the importance of knowing what is true about God and about ourselves. We are often tempted when we believe lies about God or ourselves. Knowing God’s Word and treasuring it in our hearts can help us stand up against temptation.
(Option: Choose a volunteer to read Ps. 119:9-11.)

 

ACTIVITY PAGES TO BE DOWNLOADED BELOW:

Coloring Page

Fill-In Activity

Grid Page Activity

Journal Page

A QUICK MESSAGE FOR THE YOUTH:

If you’re a teen, click HERE.