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On Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Wildwood Community Church, I preached a message based on Matthew 3:1-12.  This message was part 1 in the “Foundations” sermon series.  Below you will find a set of questions related to this message for personal reflection or group discussion.

Sermon Questions:

  1. Pray
  2. Read Matthew 3:1-12
  3. At the beginning of the message today, I asked the question: “Do you want to be a part of a meeting or a movement?”  What are some of the differences between these two categories?  Which is more appealing to you?
  4. John prepared the way for Jesus’s arrival by preaching a message of repentance in the wilderness.  Have you ever had any “wilderness” periods of your own life?  What did God teach you in the midst of the “wilderness”?
  5. Repentance is more than just sorrow about our sin . . . it is a change of direction.  Can you think of any examples of repentance from sin in your own life?  Are there things in your life today that you need to repent of?
  6. Have you ever been baptized since trusting Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins?  If not, what is stopping you from being baptized (NOTE:  Wildwood’s next baptism service is April 2.  Sign up for more details at wildwoodchurch.org/baptism )
  7. Why do you think people flocked out to John to meet with him in the wilderness?  Contrast the harshness of John’s location, presentation, etc. with your modern church experience.
  8. What is one particular application you took away from this passage/message?

To access these questions in pdf format, click here.

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