QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU DIG DEEPER INTO THE MAIN MESSAGE: ‘JUST DO IT’
Read Luke 22:1-2. Pastor Michael talked about how oftentimes the enemy of God will work ‘behind the scenes’ to get rid of Jesus. He gave many examples of how this happened in the past 65 years. Do you remember some of those? If so, talk about them. Were you caught off guard by any of these? Read 2 Corinthians 2:11 and talk about how followers of Jesus could have been better prepared to keep this from happening.
Read Luke 22:3-6. One of Jesus’ best friends betrayed Him for what turns out to be a very little bit of money. Have you ever had a season in your life where you walked away from Jesus? Why? At the time, did you think that the thing causing you to walk away was worth it? What caused you to come back?
Read Luke 22:7-10. Although Passover was a family celebration, Jesus shared it with friends He loved like family, even though they had flaws. How can church folks become like family?
Read Luke 22:11-13a. That phrase “so they went and found it just as He had told them” speaks of how all that comes from Jesus’ mouth is true. Have different ones in your group read the following verses: Psalm 119:160, 2 Samuel 7:28, John 17:17, Colossians 1:5, 2 Timothy 3:16, Revelation 21:5. Discuss the ramifications of God’s Words being true for you personally.
Read Luke 22:13b-20. What is the significance of communion for you?
PMC shared three things that can take place during the sharing of the Lord’s Supper… have you experienced any of these? 1) The miracle of becoming one with God, Him drawing closer to you. 2) A reset of your priorities and heart for the Lord. 3) Unity between brothers and sisters in Christ.
Family Discussion Questions for the children’s message: “Jesus and the Samaritan Woman”
Have a volunteer read John 4:13-14
What is living water? Where does it comes from? Guide kids to recall that Jesus offered living water to the Samaritan woman. The living water Jesus was talking about is the Holy Spirit. Jesus gives the Holy Spirit to those who trust in Him. He saves us from our sins and gives us eternal life. (Option: Choose a volunteer to read John 7:37-39.)
Why is sharing your testimony important? Help kids recognize the power of the Samaritan woman’s testimony. She told others in her town what Jesus had done, and they believed in Him. Emphasize that everyone can tell others what God has done in his or her life. Jesus calls us to build relationships with others and tell them the good news of the gospel. (Option: Choose a kid to read 1 John 4:13-15.)
What are some ways you can show love to others? How can you remember to put others first? Allow kids to share their ideas for practically serving others. Suggest kids paint one fingernail a bright color, wear their watch upside-down, apply a sticker to a place they’ll see frequently (such as the toe of a shoe). When kids see the paint, watch, or sticker, they can remember to live with anothers-first attitude and share the love of Jesus with anyone who asks about it. (Option: Choose a volunteer to read 1 John 4:11.)
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