Share or Hoard

Sep 25, 2016 by: Joel Sutton| Series: Risk
Scripture: 2 Kings 7:3–7:16

Share or Hoard?

2 Kings 7:3-16

 

Redemptive people are risk-takers.

 

The story:

  • A Desperate Situation
  • Four Lepers
  • God’s Surprise
  • The Leper’s Good News

 

Redemptive truths:
1.  Everybody’s life would be better if Christ was at the center of it.

 

2.  The greatest gift you can give another human being is an introduction to the God who loves them.

 

Our goal: In this next school year of 2016-2017, 50% of our church will commit to spending one meal (breakfast, lunch, supper) a month with someone who is far from God for the intentional purpose of building a relationship with them.

 

Take Home Idea: Take a risk to share what you have plenty of.

 

 

"Share or Hoard" Small Group Questions

2 Kings 7:3-16

 

Opening:

Are you more of a risk-taker than your friends? What is one risky thing might you consider doing?

Review Pastor Joel's sermon and Take Home Idea. What struck you about the sermon?

What do you have questions about?

Dig:

Put yourself in the place of the four lepers. What were their choices? Rate them as to risk involved?

What miracle did God provide? Why did He do it (cf. 7:1-2)?

When the lepers arrive at the camp, what did they do? Was that right or wrong? At what point did they come to their senses?

What do you think that made them all of sudden decide that what they were doing was not right? (vs. 9). Can you imagine them not wanting to tell those in the city the good news? Why not?

How did the city and the king respond to the good news at first? Later on?

Do you think the lepers were ever rewarded for sharing the good news or not? Does it matter?

Reflect:

Where do you see yourself in this story? How do you relate to the lepers?

Why is it so hard to share what we have plenty of with those who don’t have any?

Do you agree or disagree with Pastor Joel’s statements in his sermon? Why or why not?

1) “I believe that everybody’s life would be better if Christ is at the center of it.”
2) “I believe that the greatest gift you can give another human being is an introduction to the God who loves them.”

Close this time sharing and praying together as a group.

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