The way to be set free in this world is to realize that you will never be set free in this world.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What was one thing from this message that was especially helpful or challenging for you?
- Why do you think the Scripture portrays so many “dysfunctional” families? What does that say about the grace of God?
- Has it been your experience that favoritism is unavoidable, at least as it is perceived? If you are a parent, do you think your children see favoritism in you? What can you do to shepherd them through any perceived or actual favoritism?
- Read and discuss Genesis 25:19-34. What does this passage reveal about the personalities and character of Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, and Esau?
- Discuss this sermon’s tagline: “The way to be set free in this world is to realize that you will never be set free in this world.” What do think that statement means? How could you apply it? What does true freedom look like?
- Why is it significant that Jesus was truly free in His life on earth, resting fully in the sovereignty of the Father?
- What would your life look like if you fully believed that God is in control of all things? Spend some time praying that He would help you rest in His sovereign will.