Ask, Seek, Knock

Passage: Matthew 7:7-12 

Ice Breaker:

·      What sort of letters did you write to Santa Claus as a kid?

·      What is a good answer to prayer that you have received?

Talk About It:

·      What did Jesus say will happen if we bring our requests to Him? (v. 7)

·      How do loving parents respond to a child’s requess? (v. 9-10)

·      How can we be encouraged by the sight of godless parents doing good things for their children? (v. 11)

·      How are we to treat others? (v. 12)

Explore It:

·      What do you tend to pray about?

·      Are there any reason why you might be reluctant to pray or ask about something?

·      For you, what is the hardest thing about prayer?

·      How would you like to see your prayers change?

·      What might bring you encouragement to ask God for more?

·      How would the world be different if we all lived by the Golden Rule – treating others as we want to be treated?

·      When is it hardest for you to treat others with kindness and respect?

Apply It:

·      What is something that you will ask God about this week?

·      To what relationship do you most need to apply the Golden Rule this week?

·      How can we pray for you?

 

Jason McBride

Southeast Christian Church, 9650 Jordan Road, Parker, CO, 80134, United States