November 28 Message Reflection Questions

November 28 Message Reflection Questions

The Power of Gratitude

Message Reflection Questions

The Power of Gratitude

November 28, 2021

Pastor Sean Miller


 

Describe, in your own words, what gratitude means to you? What are you grateful for today? How do you normally express gratitude?

 

Read Matthew 23:13-39. What do you identify or relate to the most, from this passage? Why?

 

Read Luke 7:36-50. What do you notice in the narrative? What stands out the most to you and why?

 

Jesus often spends time with the lowly among his people—the poor, outsiders, and “least of these.” We see him going to parties and participating in great banquets. He hangs out with “sinners.” But, here he spends time with a Pharisee. What does this say about the character of God?

 

Which character in the story do you relate to the most? Why?

 

Which of Saratoga Federated Church’s three core behavior values do you relate to the most? Which is hardest for you to practice? Why? Can you tell a story about how you have lived or not lived out one of the values?


·     We recognize the image of God in everyone.

·     We give and serve with generosity.

·     We invite and pursue theological discovery.

 

How are these three values expressed in the story in Luke 7:36-50.

 

Conclude by spending a few minutes praying and expressing your gratitude to God for all that he has done for you.