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February 17, 2019

Tell Us A Story: Kingdom Parables

Speaker: Dan Burmeister


Reminder:  We would like your groups to do communion this week or next if you haven’t done so yet in February.


Welcome: What is something you collect or have collected?


Set The Tone: Tonight we are going to read through some of the Kingdom parables and we want to figure out how they apply to us personally and make some decisions about how we should change based on what Jesus taught in these Kingdom Parables.


Reflect on the Word/Life:


What is the Kingdom of God? How have you understood it?


In what ways has the Kingdom come? In what ways are we waiting for it to be fulfilled?


How does your understanding of Kingdom impact the way you live?


Read Matthew 13:24-30 and 36-43


What do you observe about this passage?


What do you think it means?


How do you see it applying to you?


How does this parable challenge you to change?


Read Matthew 13:31-33


What do you observe about this passage?


What do you think it means?


How do you see it applying to you?


How do these parables challenge you to change?


Read Matthew 13:44-46 and 51-52


What do you observe about this passage?


What do you think it means?


How do you see it applying to you?


How do these parables challenge you to change?


Repent/Believe: 


How would you measure your level of interest in the Kingdom of God? Why is that?


What are you willing to give up to experience the reign of God in your life?


How do you have to change your beliefs to make the Kingdom of God more real in your day to day life?


Greatness doesn’t lie in doing great things for the Kingdom it lies in becoming a servant in the Kingdom. Becoming is a lot different than doing. Those who have truly become sons and daughters of the Kingdom will be willing to take the inward journey of the heart so that they can become what God desires not for the sake of success but the for the sake of being able to truly serve others from a pure heart. A heart that has been impacted by the unbelievable treasure that the Kingdom of God is.


What are you willing to sacrifice for the Kingdom right now?