2/7 MOSAIC: Those Whose Faith is Great

 

SMALL PIECES / BIG PICTURE

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This Week’s Bible Readings  Feb. 1 – 7,  Matt. 15-18

  • Where’s your space to read?
  • What’s your time to study?
  • What are the key words?
  • What was God saying to them?  What’s God saying to you?
  • What’s the Holy Spirit going to show throughout the day?
  • For what are you grateful?
  • For what are you concerned?
  • Who needs you today?

Next Week’s Bible Readings  Feb. 8 - 14, Matt. 19-21

Title: “MOSAIC: Those Whose Faith is Great.”

Text:  Matthew 15:1-28

IN A NUTSHELL  “Jesus met a gentile woman whose "faith was great."  Those who are willing to change worldviews look for truth without a desire to be affirmed for anything other than the truth.  Fragile egos aren't able to see the world through another view. This will be a review of amazing people who have left their worldview to embrace Jesus.” 

ICE BREAKER   Have you ever met a person that came to faith late in life? What caught their attention and drew them to their new faith?

IN A NUTSHELL" Jesus met a gentile woman whose "faith was great."  Those who are willing to change worldviews look for truth without a desire to be affirmed for anything other than the truth.  Fragile egos like those of the Pharisees aren't able to see the world through another view. This will be a review of some people who have left their old worldview to look to God.”     

ICE BREAKER   Have you ever met a person that came to faith late in life? What caught their attention and drew them to their new faith?

HIS WORD

1. What are the key differences between the Pharisees (vss. 1-14) and the “Canaanite” woman (vss. 21-28)?

2. Boil it down. What “defiles a person” according to Jesus? Mt. 15:18-20

3. What did Jesus say was the problem with the Pharisees? Mt. 15:6-9

4. What did Jesus say was to the Canaanite woman’s credit? Mt. 15:28

5. How might knowing that Jews hated dogs and Greeks enjoyed them influence this story?  Mt. 15:26,27 [Worldview!!!]

YOUR WORLD

1. How has personal tragedy affected faith in your family?

2. What is the difference between a faith that is desperate and a faith that is enjoyable?  Which type of faith do you seek? 

3. How does “ego” seem to play into the difference of these faiths?

SMALL PIECES

1. How many times have tragedies brought you closer to Jesus?

BIG PICTURE

1. How many of those hard times have made God’s wisdom and grace more visible?

 

 Online Resources:

  1. CARE Sheet – 2116MosaicCAREsheet
  2. Former "Skeptics" that have embraced God. awakeandamazed.com
  3. Why are so many Christians turning into Atheists?  Charisma
  4. Worldview comparison chart
  5. The Case for Faith,  Lee Stroble
  6. The Reason for God, Tim Keller
  7. More Than a Carpenter, Josh McDowell
  8. Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
  9. 2016 MOSAIC series and Bible Readings
  10. 12 Francis Schaeffer Quotes That Will Challenge the Way You Engage Culture (Relevant Magazine)
  11. Inspired Evidence – a good devotion book for 2016
  12. Timber Lake Christian Church Website
  13. Timber Lake Live! (simulcast)
  14. Timber Lake’s past videos (Vimeo)