Flood Watch - Week Four (Lorain Campus)

Discipleship Questions

“Flood Watch”

Luke 6:46-49


The question

  • Why do you claim to know me intimately and ignore everything I say? (Matthew 7:21-23)

The ideal

  • Come | Listen | Follow (Matthew 11:28-30)
  • Follow, learn, become = discipleship)

The obedient

  • Building a foundation that stands firm = the instruction of Jesus
  • Solid rock = Petra (Matthew 7:24-25)
  • God’s desire: dig deep

The disobedient

  • Building on the surface which ends in ruin = the instruction of man
  • Sandy ground = ammos (Matthew 7:26-27)
  • God’s warning: hearing is not enough

The floodwaters

  • Not if, but when
  • God sends the floodwaters for our good (Ezekiel 13)
  • Rock | foundation | structure = God’s handiwork (Ephesians 2:9)

Core CHRIST-like Characteristics: Relates with other-centered love, Spirit-led servant


Special Musical Track: Solid Rock (Acoustic) by. Unspoken | https://youtu.be/B9N4Jol9bNs


LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Life

  • Begin Life Group with prayer - invite the Holy Spirit to speak and move among you.
  • Ice breaker: describe your most epic experience building a sand castle or a snow fort/igloo. Did it last long? How did you go about building it to last or not?
  • Study together 1 Peter 2:4-12 and use the following questions:
    • Peter, whose name given by Jesus means “living rock” uses that language here for whom?
    • Isaiah 26:18 is referenced in verse 6 - read that from Isaiah and compare to what Peter says here - what do you notice?
    • In 7-8 there are those who trust and those who reject. What is the picture Peter uses for those who reject and what does it mean?
    • Verses 9-11 speak to those of us who wish to obey - what can you gather from this and the whole passage about what the rock, foundation and structure should look like as we obey?
    • How can we best help each other build properly?
  • End your time in prayer over these things. Pray for the floodwaters that may be in the lives of your group members and for a new perspective of God exposing our foundation and desiring to help us dig deeper into Jesus and to build properly on Him.