Sermon Discussion Questions | "A Defining Moment"

- What, if any, practices do you pursue with the hope, desire, or expectation that:

  1. You are more acceptable to God?
  2. God is more favorable toward you?
  3. God should bless and honor your efforts?

- What if any areas of weakness or deficiency tempt you to believe that:

  1. God loves you less?
  2. God hasn’t answered or won’t answer your prayers?
  3. God is punishing you in some way?

- What truth and reality can keep you free from such guilt and fear?

- What have you found to be your heart attitude toward the Scribes and Pharisees?

  1. Are there any ways in which you find yourself similar?
  2. Have you ever found yourself confronting self-righteousness self-righteously?

- What makes you different from the Scribes and Pharisees? (Don’t fear! The correct answer is actually a celebration of God’s grace, not of your righteousness!)