How’s your heart? - Week Five

Sunday, September 10, 2023


“How’s your heart?”

Luke 6:6-11


  1. Symptoms of a Shriveled Heart
  • Ignoring hurting people
  • Lack of compassion
  • Looking to accuse
  • Judgmental mindset
  • Negative talk about others
  1. Picture of a Compassionate Heart
  • Looking to help
  • Courageous
  • Willing to provoke
  • Acting to restore and heal
  1. Traits of a Trusting Heart
  • Obedient
  • Expectant
  • Surrendered


How’s your heart?

  • Is it shriveled and stubborn?
  • Is it compassionate and responsive?
  • Is it trusting and surrendered?




LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Lives

  1. What would you say is your typical mindset when you come to church? What are you thinking or expecting?
  2. Do you notice any of the “symptoms of a shriveled heart” in your life? Which ones?
  3. What do you think about Jesus’ deliberate provoking behavior in this story?
  4. When is it right for us to provoke another like that?
  5. Read Mark’s version of this story in Mark 3:1-6. Notice the similarities and the differences to Luke’s version.  Then discuss Mark 3:5. What do you think about Jesus getting angry?
  6. How did you answer the closing question of the sermon: “how’s your heart?”
  7. Shriveled
  8. Compassionate
  9. Surrendered
  10. other
  11. Pray Psalm 139:23,24 and ask God to show you if you have symptoms of a “shriveled heart.”



Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Relates with Other-Centered Love/Loving People