Week of December 9th - Small Group Questions

CURRENT SERIES: A Matter of the Heart 

SUNDAY’S MESSAGE: A Heart of Duplicity or Consistency

PRIMARY TEXT: Luke 20:20-26; I Timothy 3:7; I Peter 2:11-12, 15; I Peter 3:16; Titus 2:7-8; Hebrews 13:18

*Note to the leader. Consider all of these questions and choose the ones that most pertain to your group. Also interject your own questions. Allow this to be a launching point. These questions were not intended to all be completed in one group meeting.  

  • How has God spoken to you during this series a Matter of the Heart? Has there been a warning, a reminder, or some encouragement He has given to you during these past several weeks?

  • Read Proverbs 4:23. How does this verse affirm Sunday’s message?  

  • Who is someone in your life you admire who has demonstrated consistency of character (a consistent heart) in their lives?

  • Is duplicity difficult to spot? Why or why not?  

  • Read Luke 20:20-26. How does this passage show us the danger of living a duplicitous life?

  • Read I Timothy 3:1-7 and the qualifications of an overseer or elder of the church. In this description, what qualifications relate to one’s character?

  • Why is verse 7 included in this list?

  • What is meant by, “so he will not fall into the disgrace and the devil’s trap”?

  • What does duplicity do to the heart, to our souls?

  • Consider to time of silence for the group to offer personal confession. Read Psalm 139:23-24 to lead this time of silence.

  • Did God reveal something to you tonight?