February 5, 2012
New Team, New Flow
Review and Introduction
We don’t like the change
We Don’t Like Your Team, Verses 13-17
Controversial Draft Pick
We Don’t like the Coach
Matthew 23—Woe, Woe, Woe
#1 Jesus Brought in New People, The Opposition says - Wrong People
We Don’t Like the Way you Play, Verses 18-22
Bringing the Change, Two Parables
- New Clothes
- New Wine
#2 Jesus Brings Joy to His People – The Opposition says Wrong Practice
Your Team Breaks the Rules, Verses 23-28
#3 – Jesus would say to us – I made work and GAVE Rest for People, The Opposition thinks LEGALISM
A New Flow
Community Meditation Questions
Growing in knowledge
- Does Jesus change who God is, or what God does? How does he change the paradigm expected by people?
- Discuss Jesus’ statement that “it is not those who are well who need a doctor but the sick...that he came to not call the righteous but sinners.” How do you see yourself? Others? How do we see ourselves In Christ?
Feeling life deeply
- How do you feel when God shuffles life on you? How do you feel when things change? Do you fight it? Embrace it?
Living with courage
- How does your life intersect with “Tax Collectors and Sinners”? What ways do we avoid this? In what ways do we justify our avoidance?
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