Lakeside Church

Luke 6:37-42

These questions are connected to the message, “Did Jesus Contradict Himself?” from Aug. 22, 2021. You can watch it here.
Dive In: These verses are so perplexing and seemingly contradictory.
Read or listen to this passage (especially Luke 6:37-38) in an unfamiliar translation of the Bible (e.g. New Living Translation or The Message). How does this passage teach you about what God is like?
  1. What piqued your curiosity, challenged you, or encouraged you from the sermon?
  2. Reflect on a time when you forgave in a costly way and received forgiveness in return. And was there a time when you forgave and your forgiveness was rejected? How did that make you feel? How did it impact your conversation with God? How did it impact your confidence in Scripture?
  3. When Jesus’ teaching seems too difficult or too overwhelming, how might it help you to remember that this is how God loves you? This is how God acts towards you? How might that change your outlook?