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Hunger Games

October 5, 2014 Speaker: Scott C. Jones Series: The King's Speech

Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 5:6–5:6

INTRODUCTION

 

The Beatitudes

 

HUNGER and Thirst

 

“MULTIPLYING SORROWS”: FALSE GODS

 

Poisonous Idols

 

Failing an idol

 

An Idol Gained: The Lie of “Just a Little Bit More”

 

“THE PATH OF LIFE”: TRUE SATISFACTION

 

NEW Taste BUDS

 

Righteousness DEFINED

 

The Reward/Satisfaction Defined

 

What about this world?

 

Community Meditation

Know

  • Discuss the definition of righteousness provided in the sermon. Do you tend to think of righteousness more often in terms of personal piety or relational wholeness? Why is it important to hold both of these in balance?
  • How is it that we come to know God through a pursuit of righteousness and not merely through direct religious experience?

Feel

  • Have you ever felt any of the three “multiplied sorrows”? Have you ever experienced the cruelty of an unsatisfied idol? Have you ever felt like a pursuit turned out like sand in your mouth? Have you ever fought the lie of just a little bit more?
  • What does a lack of fullness feel like? What might lasting satisfaction feel like in this world?

Live

  • How might our pursuit of false gods inform the manner by which we can pursue true righteousness?
  • What practical steps can you take individually and as an MC, family, group of friends, etc. to stoke your hunger and thirst for righteousness?

More in The King's Speech

April 5, 2015

The Authority of the King

March 29, 2015

Foundation for the Good Fight

March 22, 2015

House Builders