Beginning THIS Sunday, June 20, we are transitioning to ONE worship service at 10am. We will have childcare available thourgh fifth grade. 

A Grateful People

September 15, 2019 Speaker: Drew Bennett Series: Parables of the Kingdom

Passage: Matthew 20:1-16

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Outline

I. ENTITLEMENT
Entitlement is a demanding spirit. It claims a right to things that are a gift.

 

II. GRATITUDE
Gratitude doesn’t come from having lots of stuff, but from knowing you deserve nothing.

 

III. SOVEREIGN GRACE
In the kingdom of heaven, the last are first and the first are last

 

Discussion Questions

  1. If you were one of the people who worked the entire day, how would you have felt about those who worked only one hour being paid the same wage as you? Can you think of an example in your life where this has happened? How did you respond?
  2. What are the signs of ingratitude in Jesus’ story? What about in your life?
  3. Jesus says (of God), “Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me?” Respond to that statement. Is it hard for you to accept?
  4. Where do you still live as if God is beholden to you? What would repentance look like? How do you remind yourself that you belong to God and not the other way around?
  5. Think about Jesus. Where do you see him expressing his gratitude to the Father?
  6. Have a gratitude party. Spend time talking and praying together, naming all the things you have to be grateful for.

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A Merciful People

October 13, 2019

A Preparing People

October 6, 2019

A Joyful People