23-02-19 Sermon Questions

Sermon Discussion Questions for Home Church and others
Luke 9:10-17, “Overflowing”
Theme: Jesus receives our “not-enough” and makes it overflow.

1. Opening: Share your most memorable experience being in a large crowd.
2. The disciples don’t have enough to do what Jesus asks of them. Where in your life do you especially encounter the feeling of being inadequate or unequipped to do what Jesus asks?
3. How does Jesus involve the disciples in the miracle? How might this involvement apply to Jesus’ work in your own life? If you had a Big Hairy Audacious Goal from God, the dream of a 5000-person feast, what would it be?
4. This is the only miracle, besides Jesus’ resurrection itself, that is reported in every gospel. Discuss why that might be.
5. Share a story, if you can, of offering your “not-enough” to God and seeing God make it overflow in response.

6. Looking ahead: Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 22, and ends on Easter, April 9. What is one thing you can fast from or one intentional practice you can adopt for the season of Lent to help you focus on following Jesus to Jerusalem? (Remember to bring a sandal to church next Sunday.)