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Lenten Sermon Series: #Be Like Jesus

April 5, 2020
“The Lord Will Make a Way” (Luke 22:31-32)

Why does Satan want to prey on Peter and the disciples?
How does Satan prey on you?
What’s the Good News of Jesus praying for Peter (us)?
How does Jesus make a way for Peter and the disciples?
How have you experienced the Lord as a Waymaker?


March 29, 2020
“Building a Firm Foundation” (Matthew 7:24-29)

What does “the rock” represent in this passage?
What are the similarities and differences between the people Jesus compares in this passage?
What is Jesus promising to those who live by his words?
What does the wise person do?
Practically what can you do to establish a stronger foundation on “the rock”?


March 22, 2020
“Live to Love” (Luke 10:25-37)

What does it mean to love God wholeheartedly and love your neighbor as yourself?
Why do you think the priest and Levite didn’t stop and help the man who was robbed?
Why did the Samaritan stop and help the man?
How can you be a Good Samaritan to someone in need?
How does this parables answer the question, and who is my neighbor?


March 15, 2020
“Keep the Faith” (Mark 4:35-41)

Why do the disciples encounter a storm?
How do the disciples respond to Jesus sleeping?
What do the disciples do in the midst of the storm?
How did Jesus care for his disciples?
How do you strengthen your faith in God?


March 8, 2020
“Victorious over Temptation” (Luke 4:1-11)

What does it mean that Jesus was “full of the Holy Spirit”?
If the devil were to tempt you what area of your life would he focus on?
How do you deal with temptation?
What helps you overcome temptation when it comes your way?
What encouragement does this story provide you?


March 1, 2020
“Spending Time with God” (Mark 1:35-39)

What do you learn from Jesus’ example of a devotional life?
What are the blessings and benefits of maintaining a daily devotional life?
What’s the greatest obstacle you face in your personal devotional life?
If you spent time devotional time with God daily how would your life be different?
What do you do when you need to get away and be with God?