On Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Wildwood Community Church, I preached a sermon based on Matthew 11:28-30. This message (focusing on the “lowly heart” of Jesus) was part 2 in the “King’s Heart” series. Below you will find questions related to this message for personal reflection or group discussion. You will also find the audio and video of the sermon to listen to/watch, download, or share.
NOTE: This series is also impacted by the book “Gentle and Lowly” by Dane Ortlund. You can find this book on Amazon by clicking here.
- Read Matthew 11:28-30
- How much access do you anticipate having with anyone “important” or “famous”? Why do you feel that way? Contrast that with the access we have with Jesus Christ – the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
- Jesus calls us to COME to Him and to TAKE HIS YOKE upon ourselves. This is a call to rest in salvation AND direction in sanctification (spiritual growth). Have you answered this “call” in the past? How are you answering that call today? What motivates you or demotivates you to take those steps?
- What are some examples of how the world, your flesh, or satanic influence might try to obscure your view of Jesus from the picture found in the Gospels?
- How does being reminded of the accessibility of Jesus encourage you to pray more? How can you apply this reminder this week?
- As we have walked through Matthew 11:28-30 over the past few weeks did you find yourself wanting to say, “Yes, Jesus is gentle, BUT what about _____________ .“ In other words, did you find any internal conflict during this study of Jesus being Gentle and Lowly? Did the concluding section of this message that tried to show how the Lion of Judah is also Gentle and the Gentle and Lowly heart is still the Lion of the tribe of Judah, help you with your concerns?
- What stands out to you most from this message? Any particular takeaway?
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