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SGQ - January 20, 2019

01.20.19 | Small Group Questions | by Jeff Lincicome

SGQ - January 20, 2019

    Luke 14:15-24

     

    1. Think back to the first time in your life when you really felt included in something. What was it? What was it like? Now think about the opposite--the first time you really felt excluded. What was it? What was it like?

    2. In this parable, who are the invited guests? Why don't they come? What happens to them? Who eventually comes? On what basis is one invited? What does this parable teach us about the Kingdom of God?

    3. From your experience, what excuses do people make to avoid the invitation to banquet with God and with others? What excuse have you used to avoid the same?

    4. True hospitality has its roots in inclusivity. Commentator Joel Green writes, "[Jesus] has participated in the creation of a new social order in which the boundaries that normally exclude people like himself from people like them are rendered inconsequential. He initiates a new community grounded in gracious and uncalculating hospitality." Where have you seen this type of hospitality first hand? Who in your life is holds the gold standard in inclusive belonging?

    5. What might you do this week to make a neighbor know that they belong?