Religion Gone Wrong (Part 2)
Passage: Luke 11:45–54
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.
- Is it ever necessary to offend someone? If so under what circumstances? What do you think Proverbs 27:6 means when it says, “Faithful are the wounds of a friend”?
- In what ways can Christians, in our zeal for holy living and passion for the truth of God’s word, become legalistic in the way we treat other people? (NOTE: Legalism, here, can be thought of as a dependence upon works of the law rather than on faith for salvation). How are legalistic people more concerned about themselves than about others?
- Why do we normally take offense when someone tells us that we’re doing something wrong? Why is it so hard for us to see the “blind spots” that hinder us in our walks with the Lord? What can you do to expose the blind spots in your own life?
- How can Christians sometimes hinder an unbeliever from entering the kingdom of God? What is the difference between Christian hypocrisy and Christians being human (i.e. making sinful human mistakes)?
- Why are convicting passages like this one, which deals with hypocritical Pharisees, good for all Christians to think about and reflect on?