1. Open with prayer. (2-5 min)
2. Share your story: What is something that Jesus taught that you do automatically, without even thinking about it?
3. Read Matthew 7:24-27
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?
"Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.
And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it." (Matthew 7:24-27)
Here are some examples of Jesus's teaching.
Give some practical examples of living this out versus not taking it seriously
PLAN OF ACTION
What's something you know you should do, but have been putting off or ignoring for some time? What could happen if you keep refusing to take that thing seriously?
This week, do the next small thing to get that vulnerable area of your life back on Jesus' rock-solid foundation. Who could help you take this step? (Perhaps someone in your community group might be a good person with whom to take this journey.)
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?
You can add your own personal sermon notes along the way. When you're finished, you'll be able to email or download your notes.