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?