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Luke 20:19-26 – Give to Caesar, and to God (Oct 8th)

Message Notes:  Caesar’s and God’s Oct 8 OPENING DISCUSSION: Ask your group members how they have understood the verse in the Bible where Christ says, “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

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Luke 20:9-18 – Parable of the Wicked Tenants (Oct 1st)

Message Notes:  Rejecting the Cornerstone Oct 1 OPENING DISCUSSION: Ask your group members if they have ever seen a grape vineyard. Have them describe what it looks like, more specifically if they have ever seen people working on it. What

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Luke 20:1-8 – The Authority of Jesus is Challenged (Sep 24th)

Message Notes: OPENING DISCUSSION: Ask your group members about a time when they have asked a question and someone has responded to them with a question. Did it make them mad, angry, or confused? Or, if your members are parents,

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Luke 19:45-48 – Cleansing the Temple (Sep 17th)

Message Notes:  Jesus’ Temple Sep 17 OPENING DISCUSSION: Ask your group members about their life experiences in church, especially when it comes to money and the actual church building. See if anyone makes mention of churches that had really big, versus

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Luke 19:28-44 – Triumphal Entry and Weeping over Jerusalem (Sep 10th)

Message Notes:  Triumph and Tragedy Sep 10 OPENING DISCUSSION: Ask your group members about any memories they have of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Chances are, they are going to mention Sunday morning services of people waving palm branches, or even

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Luke 19:11-27 – The Parable of the Ten Minas (Sep 3rd)

Message Notes:  Working for the Kingdom Sep 3 OPENING DISCUSSION: Ask your group members about their understanding of the concept of stewardship. How do they define it? Pay close attention to what types of examples they use, especially if they

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Luke 19:1-10 – Seeking and Saving the Lost (Aug 27th)

Message Notes:  Seeking Jesus and Jesus Seeking Aug 27 OPENING DISCUSSION: Ask the people in your group if they’ve heard the story of Zaccheus before. For many, they can probably sing the song they learned as a child, while others

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Luke 18:31-43 – Unexpected, Unrelenting Faith (Aug 20th)

Message Notes:  Blind Disciples & Seeing a Blind Man Aug 20 OPENING DISCUSSION: Ask the people in your group about their eye sight. Some people might wear glasses or contacts, while others might have 20/20 vision. Get people to describe

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Luke 18:15-30 – Childlike Faith and the Vanity of Self-Reliance (Aug 13th)

Message Notes:  The Kids Are In, The Successful Are Out Aug 13 OPENING DISCUSSION: Ask the people in your group how they would define “childlike faith.” What comes to their mind, or how do they compare it to “adult faith.”

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Luke 18:9-14 – Brokeness in Prayer (July 23th)

Message Notes:  Pray Humbly Jul 23 OPENING DISCUSSION: Ask the people in your group how they view themselves in relation to God. You may hear things like “I’m a sinner” or “He is holy, and I am not.” Pay close

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