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Americans are fascinated with royalty, which is ironic since our nation was founded on the idea that “all men are created equal” and that government should be “of the people, by the people, for the people.” But a glance at the tabloids in any check-out line in America reveals our interest in the royal family we once overthrew. Our fables, literature, and movies point to a deep human desire to find and follow a king. Join us for part 3 of Tipping Point, where we explore Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to discover how the once and future King has made Himself known to us.

Tipping Point

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January 29, 2023
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Americans are fascinated with royalty, which is ironic since our nation was founded on the idea that “all men are created equal” and that government should be “of the people, by the people, for the people.” But a glance at the tabloids in any check-out line in America reveals our interest in the royal family we once overthrew. Our fables, literature, and movies point to a deep human desire to find and follow a king. Join us for part 3 of Tipping Point, where we explore Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to discover how the once and future King has made Himself known to us.
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Passage

Luke 19:28-48   

Principle 

Jesus is the ________ king. 

Jesus is the ________ king. 

Jesus is the ________________________ king. 

Tipping Point

Will you serve Jesus as ________ King? 

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Small Group Questions

Use this outline for personal reflection, as a couples or family devotion, or with a small group.

GROUP ANNOUNCEMENTS

Next Sunday is Hey Day! Help us pack the building as we say “Hey!” to friends old and new. 

The 11 a.m. worship service will begin meeting in the Sanctuary next Sunday, February 5. 

HANGOUT

Describe a time when you were invited or selected to join a group. How did that invitation/selection make you feel? How did you decide to accept or reject the invitation if you had the option? 

HEAR 

Read Luke 5:1-11

  • Why did Peter respond to the miraculous catch by telling Jesus to “depart from me”? 
  • What was the fishermen’s response to Jesus’ invitation to follow Him? What did this cost them? What did it cost their families? 
  • Henry Blackaby says that obedience is costly to you and those around you. Do you agree with this? Why or why not? Can you think of a time when your obedience to Jesus was costly to those around you?  

Read Luke 5:27-32

  • Compare Matthew’s call to the call of the four fishermen. What makes them similar? What makes them unique? 
  • Compare Matthew’s encounter with Jesus with the encounter Zacchaeus had with him in Luke 19:1-10. What makes them similar? What makes them unique? 
  • What does Jesus’ choice of disciples say about Him, His mission, and His kingdom?  

Read Luke 5:33-38

  • What does verse 33 say distinguishes Jesus’ disciples from those of John the Baptist and the Pharisees? How does Jesus explain this difference? Does that distinction still apply to Jesus’ disciples today? Why or why not? 
  • How would you explain the parable of the garments and wineskins to a non-believer? What do you think prompted Jesus to tell this parable? How does the calling of Jesus’ disciples relate to this parable?  
  • Give an example of how religious people still try to pour new wine into old wineskins.  

HUDDLE

We occasionally share our testimony as it relates to our salvation but seldom discuss it as a call to discipleship. Can you recall a specific encounter with God where you sensed Him calling you to a closer walk? How have you responded?  Talk about it, invite accountability, and take time to pray together. 

Daily Readings

This week’s scripture readings are taken from today’s sermon. As you read each passage, invite the Holy Spirit to remind you that Jesus is the true King and reflect on how you might serve Him as such.   

  • Day 1: Psalm 96 
  • Day 2: Isaiah 55 
  • Day 3: Romans 8 
  • Day 4: Matthew 21 
  • Day 5: Mark 11 
  • Day 6: John 12 

Think Deeper

  1. Why are many people fasci-nated by royalty and stories about kings? 
  2. It has been said that in the absence of a king, people will invent kings to serve. Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not? 
  3. What or who would the people who know you best say you serve as king?  

Suggested Resources

The Story Luke Tells by Justo L. González 

Luke for Everyone by Tom Wright 

The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey 

Check out these and other suggested books at https://bit.ly/AspireSMB

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Gary Lee Webber

Gary Lee Webber

Senior Pastor

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