Sermon Discussion Questions: 3/28/21

“Thine Is the Kingdom, and the Power and the Glory Forever
Matthew 6:6-15

Gathering Question     
This is Holy Week. Share one of your Holy Week or Easter traditions.

Gathering Prayer

What stood out to you in the sermon? What insights did you gain? What questions did it raise?

As Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the people shouted praise and gave glory to God. Why do you think the people were filled with praise?

How did Jesus’s death and resurrection turn their expectations upside down about what God’s kingdom, God’s power and God’s glory really look like?

What are some of the things that the world says should be primary in our lives?

What does it say to us that our primary purpose in life is to glorify God and enjoy him forever?

How should this impact our priorities?

How should this shape the choices and decisions we make every day?

What caught your attention in Eric Liddell’s story? What does his example teach you about honoring and glorifying God?

Eric Liddell believed that because God had given him the ability to run fast, he should use that talent for God’s glory. What are some of the talents God has given you? How can you use them for God’s glory?

1 Samuel 2:30 says, “Those who honor me, I will honor.” That verse encouraged Eric Liddell. How does it encourage you?

What are some of the obstacles that can make it challenging to honor and glorify God with our daily lives?

What are some steps we can take to help us honor and glorify God in our choices and decisions?

What are some of the things we are tempted to put first in our life instead of God?

What are some of the dangers/consequences of putting other things first in our life?

What are some of the blessings of putting God first in our life?

The line, “for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever” returns our focus to the opening lines of The Lord’s Prayer. Why do you think Jesus finished the prayer this way? What does that teach us about prayer?

How can taking time in prayer to remember the greatness of God and to give thanks for God’s blessings help strengthen our faith?

What are some of the key things this sermon series has taught you about prayer?

Closing Prayer     
Share one prayer concern that others can either pray for you about or pray with you about.

Pray The Lord’s Prayer together as a group.