Talk It Over Questions

Questions to ask around the table to help you discuss the Sunday Message

Talk It Over Questions

Talk It Over 2/25/24

My Answer Is Yes


1.What was your biggest takeaway from this weeks message? What is one specific thing that God is speaking to you through this study? 


2.What are some characteristics of Mary that stand out to you and why? Why do you think God chose her? Put yourself in her shoes, what were some possible issues that might come up in Mary’s life when she submits to God’s plan? 


3.The angel Gabriel was sent to let Mary know that she found favor with God and would give birth to Jesus. After a question or two, she replied, “I am the Lord’s servant, let it all be as you say.” For Mary to say “I am Your servant” is a great sign of surrender. For Mary to have such a great surrender, it meant she would need to trust God with her entire life. Thinking about surrender: where, how, or what do you want/need to surrender to God in this season of your life? What is holding you back from such surrender? Why is it so hard to surrender ALL of our lives to God?


4. Read Isaiah 9:6-7 & then read Luke 1:21-33. Isaiah prophecies who Jesus will be and the angel gives a four-fold prophetic message about Jesus. When you read these verses, what part about the prophecy are you most looking for in Jesus? 


Declaration: As a disciple of Jesus, I will trust and believe what the Lord says. I will obey His Word, and I believe that God my Savior was born of a virgin. He is mighty, holy, and merciful to all generations. I will walk in His promises and seek wise counsel.


Ask Your Kids


1. Have you ever been asked to do something unexpected or confusing? What did you do?


2. Where is an area that you have heard God ask you to do something? Was it hard and how did you do it?


3. What was something that stood out to you about todays lesson?

Talk It Over 2/18/24

The Greatest Story Never Told


1. One of the questions Luke 1:5-25 seems to be asking is this: What’s bigger, our problems or God’s promises? Why do you think we focus more on the problems than the promises? Why do you suppose Zechariah had such trouble believing Gabriel? Compare the responses of Zechariah and Elizabeth. What do you notice? How can we be like Elizabeth in our response to God’s promises and fulfillment?


2. Why do you think God “punishes” Zechariah (if that’s what you call it)? How would you categorize it - as punishment, discipline, rebuke, chastisement, or something else? Why is unbelief so offensive to God? How does unbelief hurt our life (witness) as disciples of Jesus?


3. With today’s story in mind, Luke 18:27 tells us “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” In what area of your life do you need God to enter and make the impossible possible? What is something that you’ve been waiting on, hoping for?


4. Who is John the Baptist preparing a way for? Why is John’s ministry of repentance appropriate for preparing the way of the One to come?


Declaration:

As a disciple of Jesus, I will PURSUE purity and honor before God. I won’t lose heart, but I will trust HIS perfect timing to answer my prayers. I will not forget HIS blessings and benefits and will always thank Him for HIS kindness and grace.


Ask Your Kids


1. Who are some of the REAL people that Luke mentions in Luke 1:5-7?


2. Luke 1:17- It says that John the Baptist will make ready a people prepared for the Lord. God wants people to GET READY for what He will do! How do we "Get Ready" ?


3. What was something that stood out to you in this weeks lesson?

Talk It Over 2/11/24

Getting To Know The Gospel Of Luke


1. What was your biggest takeaway from this weeks message?


2. Luke’s Gospel is a detailed account (retelling) of the life of Jesus. Can you write out & talk about (in detail) the things you know about Jesus, and when and how you came to know Him? In your Table Group this week, talk through these questions. Then in your personal time write out answers (in detail) to these questions.

a. When did you 1st start serving the Lord?

b. Where are you spiritually right now?

c. What are some of the most important things you have learned in your walk with the Lord?

d. How has your relationship with the Lord affected your feelings, attitudes, actions and relationships?

e. In your journey with the Lord, have you ever wanted Jesus to be more real to you than He is right now? Have you ever wanted to just give your life to Him and let Him be the center (Lord) of your life? Talk about this and why do we struggle to make Jesus Lord of our lives?


3. How do you personally plan to approach this study of the Gospel of Luke? What question about the life of Christ would you like answered by a study of this Gospel? What difference would you like there to be in your relationship with Christ as a result of reading Luke?


Declaration:

As a disciple of Jesus Christ, I know that You have given me EVERYTHING I need for living a Godly life. And as I seek You, through Your Word, I will have the rich experience of KNOWING You with real certainty and clear understanding.


Ask Your Kids


1. Luke was a REAL person (a doctor) * who wrote down VERY CAREFULLY (v. 3) the details of Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection! What was Luke’s job with us?


2. What does it mean to be CERTAIN about something? How can we be CERTAIN about our relationship with Jesus?


3. What was something that stood out to you in this weeks lesson?

Talk It Over 2/4/24

What “new thing” does God want to do in you?


Today’s questions are a little more personal in nature. We ask you to be open and honest with yourself, your family and your Table Group as you discuss them. 


 1. What is your biggest takeaway from this weeks message?


 2. What is God wanting to do “new” in you, your family, your spiritual walk this year?


 3. Why do you think God wants to do this “new thing” in you? Why do you think we struggle to step into these “new” things?


 4. What do YOU need to do NOW to make room for the NEW?


 5. Have you taken time to write out your own personal declaration for 2024? If you have, will you share it with the group? Then pray as a group over each persons declaration. Throughout the year, come back to these declarations and ask how things are going? 


Declaration:

As a Disciple of Jesus, I declare you are a God who is doing something New, and Your plans are ALWAYS good. I believe that even NOW you are working in ways (that are beyond my comprehension) that I don't yet see. I thank you Jesus that You are restoring me and streams of refreshing ARE flowing over me in every area of my life.

Talk It Over 1/28/24

NEW-NOW


1. What was your biggest takeaway from this weeks message? 

 

2. Isaiah 43:18-21, Numbers 13:30 (from MSG) & Psalms 126:4 (TPT) are three of the key verses for Destiny Church this year. Read those out loud and talk about them? What comes to mind when you read these verses? What do you think God is saying to you, your family, and Destiny Church through these verses?


3. What area of your life do you feel "stuck" in? Have you ever heard the phrase, "In order to go where you've never been, you have to do something you've never done"? If you want to get unstuck this year, you are going to have to ALLOW God to lead you in places you have never been before. What are you going to do differently this year to get "unstuck"? 


4. What new thing is God wanting to do in your life this year? In your life? In your family? Spiritually? Physically? Why do you think God wants to do this?


Declaration:

As a Disciple of Jesus, I declare you are a God who is doing something New, and Your plans are ALWAYS good. I believe that even NOW you are working in ways that I don't yet see. I thank you Jesus that You are restoring me and streams of refreshing ARE flowing over me in every area of my life.