1.What do you think of when you hear the word authority?
2.What is your view toward authority?
3.What personal experiences have shaped your view of authority?
4.In what areas of your life have you felt exposed and unprotected?
5.Did you realize all authority comes from God and has been set up for your own protection?
6.Have you resisted God’s authority? How?
7.Job 36:11-12 says, “If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures. But if they do not obey, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.” How is our prosperity and peace contingent upon our obedience to God?
8.What insights did you gain from John’s personal testimony of overcoming to his senior pastor’s authority?
Lesson 2 questions
1.How do you define sin?
2.Have you categorized sin in your life? How can you remove those categories and see sin as God sees it?
3.As followers of Christ, how are we deceived by believing some sins are “worse” than others?
4.In Matthew 24:12-13 Jesus says, “Because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.” To whom is this statement made?
5.Matthew 24:12 refers to a godly love. How does lawlessness begin to affect our ability to love others as Jesus does?
6.What does it mean to “endure to the end”?
Why is it worse for the person who hears the truth and doesn’t obey than one who simply