1. Open with prayer. (2-5 min)
2. Share your story...Which of the Ten Commandments do you break the least? (See the list in Exodus 20) (7-10 min)
3. Read Luke 18:17-30.
4. Discuss these questions with your group. (20-45 min)
Looking back at your notes from this week's message, was there anything you heard for the first time, stuck with you, challenged or confused you?
And a ruler asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.'" And he said, "All these I have kept from my youth." (Luke 18:17-21)
How might some people answer the following question today: "What must I do to get into heaven?"
Why do so many people believe their goodness has earned them a place in heaven? What are they not understanding?
When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. (Luke 18:22-23)
How can you work hard at what you do, and still see God as provider and sustainer?
What is it about wealth that can deaden a person's perceived need for God? What is he or she not understanding?
LIVING IN 4D
What part of your life may imply to people in your sphere of influence that you don't need God? If so, how can you address that?
What is the one important thing you will take away from this weekend's message or our community group discussion? Is there any challenge, difficulty or praise that you would like to share with the group for prayer?
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