Kingdom Stories | The Unforgiving Servant

Sermon Discussion Guide | These questions are based on teaching by Luke McGee at Westridge on April 2, 2017, and by Chris Lindeman at Eagle’s Landing on April 9, 2017.

What caught your attention in this message?

Tension | Peter basically asked Jesus, “Is there a point at which we do not have to forgive?” What wrong(s) would you really struggle – or refuse – to forgive?

Theology | Read Matthew 18:21-35. What does this passage teach us about the Kingdom of Heaven?

Application | What was your next step that you took from the teaching this morning?


Multiply Discussion Guide (4/02) |  We are in week 8/15 in our first LifeGroup semester. Our reading & questions this week are from section 4, chapter 5, entitled: God’s Covenant with Moses.

What caught your attention in this chapter?

  1. Read Exodus 19. Explain the significance of the people’s cleansing themselves and staying clear of the mountain.

  2. How should Israel’s encounter with God at Mount Sinai affect the way we view Him?

  3. Read Exodus 20:1–21. What do the Ten Commandments reveal about the character of God?

  4. What do the Ten Commandments reveal about the way God wants humanity to live?

  5. Explain the difference between Israel’s keeping the Law in order to earn God’s favor and keeping the Law in order to maintain a relationship with God.

  6. In your own words, explain why it was important for God to give Israel the Law.

  7. Read Deuteronomy 28. How do these promises of blessing for obedience and cursing for disobedience help us understand the importance of God’s covenant with Moses and Israel?

  8. As a “kingdom of priests” and a “holy nation,” what was Israel’s responsibility to the nations around them?

  9. We are not the nation of Israel, but God uses similar phrases to describe the church (see 1 Peter 2:5, 9). How should God’s covenant with Moses and the Israelites affect the way we view ourselves as the people of God?

  10. Spend some time in prayer. Thank God for reaching down into this broken world and choosing to work in and through broken people to accomplish His purposes. Ask Him to give you a heart that is set on obedience and a passion for reaching out to the world around you.

Multiply Discussion Guide (4/09) |  We are in week 9/15 in our first LifeGroup semester. Our reading & questions this week are from section 4, chapter 6, entitled: Sacrifice and Atonement.

What caught your attention in this chapter?

  1. Explain what you already know about the Old Testament sacrifices. Have you ever thought of Jesus’s sacrifice in light of the Old Testament sacrificial system? How so?

  2. Why was sacrifice an important theme in the Old Testament?

  3. Summarize the role that sacrifices played in the way Israel related to their God.

  4. How should the Old Testament sacrificial system put our sin into the proper perspective?

  5. Read Leviticus 16. What stands out to you from reading this description of the Day of Atonement?

  6. What does the Day of Atonement teach us about the nature of sin and the reality of forgiveness?

  7. How should God’s emphasis on the heart of the worshipper affect the way we approach God in our worship and in our everyday lives?

  8. Read Hebrews 9:11–10:25. In light of what you’ve studied about the Old Testament sacrificial system and what you read in Hebrews, how does the Old Testament system of sacrifice and atonement help us to better understand the significance of Jesus’s death?

  9. Spend some time in prayer. Ask God to affect your heart with the significance of the sacrifice that Jesus offered on your behalf. Ask God to break your heart over the sin in your life. Ask Him to give you the strength and motivation to identify and uproot that sin. Pray that your life would be the “living sacrifice” that Paul described in Romans 12:1. And most of all, thank God for sacrificing Jesus as a substitute for you.

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