Trials of Various Kinds
November 7, 2021 Speaker: Jonathan Sgalambro Series: The Lord's Prayer: Participating in Thy Kingdom Come
Topic: Temptation Scripture: Matthew 6:13, Luke 11:4, Matthew 8:23–27, James 1:13–15, 1 Peter 5:5–11, Matthew 4:1–25
Community Group Questions:
When do you find yourself most tempted by sin? Why do you think that is?
Describe a time when faced with temptation that you were able to withstand the test. In what way did that strengthen your faith?
Engage the Text:
Read through Matthew 26:36-46. Compare Jesus to the disciples he instructed to “watch and pray that you might not enter into temptation”. What stands out? What is most challenging?
Read Hebrews 4:14-16. What stands out, and what is most encouraging about this passage?
Engage your Neighbor:
The prayer once again is corporate in nature. In what ways has the church maybe succumbed to temptation and failed various tests when it comes to our posture toward an unbelieving world? Think through some of the social issues that have maybe scared the church toward hatred and anger rather than love and peace.
Engage your Family:
Continue memorizing the Lord’s Prayer with your children and ask them about some of the things that are most tempting for them. Help them think through ways they can fight against those temptations by looking to Christ.