Message Discussion Questions - Jan. 29, 2023
Scripture: Matthew 5:1-16
1. Tom listed four groups of
people who were listening to the Sermon on the Mount: Jesus’ disciples, hurting
people looking for healing, curious onlookers hoping to see a miracle, and
people wondering who Jesus is. As you think about your own life, which group would
you be a part of? Why?
2. A central theme of the Sermon
on the Mount is the upending of traditional expectations: what the Kingdom of
God looks like, what it means to be blessed, how to live a righteous life. Has
Jesus challenged any of your assumptions about life? Which ones?
3. Tom said, “The ultimate
goal in life is the pursuit of God’s rule.” What goals are you pursuing in your
life? If you were pursuing God’s rule, how would your life look different?
4. Surface righteousness is “being
content with looking right as opposed to living right.” In our world of social
media influencers and image maintenance, there’s tremendous pressure to look
right. How can we resist that temptation and focus on living the right way?
5. What is one thing you can
do this week to be a Kingdom man or woman and let your light shine in the world