A Child under the Law
Passage: Luke 2:21–2:24
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Click here for the sermon discussion questions or see them listed below. We highly encourage you to listen, think, and talk about the sermon. These are questions you can reflect on by yourself, with your family, or with your small group.
- Although not part of the actual teaching of Luke 2:21-24, Pastor Dan also shared his thoughts on the recent Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. This first question deals with this topic. Each local church in the SBC is independent and autonomous and does not fall under a centralized authority structure. What are the strengths and weaknesses of such a structure? In your opinion, what are the benefits of being part of the Southern Baptist Convention? Are there any drawbacks?
- Circumcision symbolized the cutting away of something sinful. Why then, if Jesus was without sin, did He need to be circumcised? How does Jesus’ circumcision point to His later sacrifice for us on the cross?
- Jesus’ parents also had a deep humility towards God. In our sermon we heard that humility unto God is obedience unto God. Do you agree that the best thing a parent can give their kids is their own genuine devotion to God? Why or why not? What does genuine humility and devotion to God look like practically?
- In our sermon, we learned that parenting is a stewardship rather than ownership. Our children belong to God more than they belong to us. How does this mindset make a difference in the way a parent raises their children?
- From an illustration from Alistair Begg: If you were to die tonight and you were asked why you should be let into heaven, why is answering this question in the first person wrong? In other words, why would it be wrong to start off your answer by saying, “because I had faith...or because I trusted in Jesus as my Savior and Lord”? How should you answer this question?