QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU DIG DEEPER INTO THE MAIN MESSAGE FOR YOUR FAMILY DEVOTIONS OR SMALL GROUPS:
Read Luke 20:27-40.
Why do you think the Sadducees were asking Jesus this question? Why was Jesus referring them to the story of Moses and the burning bush important?
Read John 12:9-11. Can you think of anyone in our day that believes something so strongly that they’d kill to keep that belief? What would cause someone to go this far, especially when confronted with truth?
Why do Believers sometimes doubt? Read Isaiah 49:14-15 and John 20:29. What do these verses say to the believer?
Read Genesis 18:20-33. Is it ever okay to question God? When?
How could a person’s questions cause them to deny God’s Power and God’s Word?
Discuss the quote that was read by Dietrich Bonhoeffer; “The words why, when, where, and how are all words of the faithless. The only word spoken by a man or woman of faith is ‘Who.’ And ‘Who’ will lead you to Him.”
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY: Family Discussion Questions for “JESUS TAUGHT IN NAZARETH”
Have a volunteer read Luke 4:21-22..
What made Jesus different than other religious teachers? Lead kids to recall that Jesus spoke with authority. He is the Word (John 1:1) and did not rely on tradition or other people to explain Scripture. Jesus came from heaven and is Lord over all things. He is God the Son and the promised Messiah. (Option: Choose a volunteer to read Matt. 28:18.)
Jesus’ promise to help everyone, no matter where they were from, upset the people in Nazareth. What does this tell you about God’s heart and man’s heart? Help kids recognize that God loves all people. God’s heart is full of mercy and love. Apart from Jesus, man’s heart is full of envy, pride, and selfishness. (Option: Choose a volunteer to read Phil. 2:3-4.)
Will Jesus always answer our prayers for healing? Why or why not? Acknowledge that sin causes pain and suffering. Sometimes God chooses to answer our prayers for healing and restoration; other times He seems silent. We don’t always understand God’s plan, but He is good and one day He will make all things right. (Option: Choose a volunteer to read Dan. 3:17-18.)