Sermon Discussion for 6-26-22


Gathering Question: 

What is one way you have experienced God at work in your life this week?

Gathering Prayer. 

Father, by Your Spirit, would you guide us into all truth. Help us to hear and be attentive to Your voice as we work through this study. In the name of Jesus, Your Son, we pray, Amen. 

Opening Questions

  • What stood out to you in the sermon? 
  • What insights did you gain? 
  • What questions did it raise?

Matthew 5:20, “ For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.”

  • What does it mean to you for you to have “your righteousness surpass” that of the outwardly religious? 

Matthew 5:27-30

  • What stands out in these verses? 
  • What is most challenging to you about these verses? 
  • Why do you think Jesus speaks so harshly about the need to rid ourselves of lust? 
  • What are some ways our culture encourages us to cultivate lust and ungodly desires? 
  • Considering our cultural moment, how would you advise someone to live into this teaching? 

Closing Prayer.