Calvary Chapel Naples Sermons

Changed By Jesus – Luke: Chapter 24:37-53

A study of the book of Luke, chapter twenty-four verse thirty-seven through verse fifty-three was recorded January 12, 2020 with Pastor Aaron Lapp.

Sermon Discussion Questions for Luke 24:37-53
  1. The two men on the road to Emmaus were just two ordinary followers of Jesus. What does an “ordinary follower of Jesus” look like?
  2. Cleopas and the other guy were sad because they were not living in the reality of the resurrected Jesus. How should living in the reality of a resurrected Jesus change your everyday life?
  3. While they were walking and talking, Jesus showed up in their midst. How does Jesus show up in your conversations?
  4. Their heads were full of information about the resurrected Jesus but their hearts were unable to believe. How far apart is your heart from your head (and not geographically)?
  5. When Jesus appeared in the locked room with the disciples, He told them to “handle” him to help them believe. What happens in your devotion to Christ when you take the time to handle the reality of His death and resurrection?  How does this relate to our practice of communion?
  6. Luke 24:41 says they did “not believe for joy”. When was a time in your life that something wonderful happened and you couldn’t believe for joy, or in today’s words, couldn’t believe because it was too good to be true?
  7. Share about a time when you knew the Holy Spirit empowered you to do something you would never have been able to do on your own.
  8. Why do you think Jesus wants to spend time with you?  Why do you think Jesus wants you to help him in His work of redemption?
  9. In what ways do you wait for the Lord? What do you do or not do?
  10. How have you been changed by Jesus this past year?

Important: Through this study, what is the Holy Spirit challenging you to do this week? How do you need to obey this?

 

Changed By Jesus – Luke: Chapter 24:1-36

A study of the book of Luke, chapter twenty-four verse one through verse thirty-six was recorded January 5, 2020 with Pastor Aaron Lapp.

Sermon Discussion Questions for Luke 24:1-36

1. What are a few Bible verses that bring you joy or encouragement?
2. The women who came to the tomb were expecting to find the dead body of Jesus but He did more than they expected. In what ways are your expectations limiting your walk with Jesus?
3. The women were wondering who would roll away the stone from His tomb. But God already had the answer. What big stones are you facing right now in your life that you are trying to overcome on your own?
4. What would it take for you to let God handle it?
5. How are people seeking the living among the dead these days?
6. Has anyone ever made you feel like you were speaking nonsense when you shared the story of Jesus with them? How did that cause you to react?
7. Think of a time when Jesus was clearly doing something in your life but you just couldn’t see it? What do you think caused your “blindness”?
8. Has there been a time when you sensed that Jesus was urging you to talk to a stranger about Jesus but you just didn’t?
9. What was holding you back? What is the worst thing that would happened if you decided to talk with someone every time He urged you on?
10. If your heart has grown cold lately, what can you do to reignite the fire?

Important: Through this study, what is the Holy Spirit challenging you to do this week? How do you need to obey this?

 

Changed By Jesus – Luke: Chapter 23:27-56

A study of the book of Luke, chapter twenty-three verse twenty-seven through verse fifty-six was recorded December 29, 2019 with Pastor Aaron Lapp.

Sermon Discussion Questions for Luke 23:27-56
  1. Jesus asked “if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?” meaning if the leaders act this treacherously when things are ok, how much worse will they be when things are hard. How are you different when your life gets stressful or hard?
  2. Jesus was crucified between two thieves, one on his left and one on his right. What significance can you draw from that?
  3. How many times, from the time Jesus was arrested in the garden to his death, can you point to where He was still in control? (No fair just saying all the time. Be specific.)
  4. It is said that withholding forgiveness is like you drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. How quickly do you forgive those who have hurt or offended you? Are you able to forgive someone even before they ask?
  5. One thief continued to mock Jesus even as he was dying, the other had a change of heart and repented. What do you think makes one person turn and repent and another continue to reject?
  6. What was it that caused you to have a change of heart and repent?
  7. Read Exodus 26:31-33. What was the purpose of the Temple veil?
  8. Why did God tear the temple veil at this specific moment of the crucifixion?
  9. Joseph and Nicodemus were willing to risk losing all they had in order to be associated with Jesus. What are you afraid of losing if you opening associate with Jesus?
  10. Important: Through this study, what is the Holy Spirit challenging you to do this week? How do you need to obey this?
 

Luke Chapter 1:26-56 with Pastor James Seawell

A study of the book of Luke chapter one verse twenty-six through fifty-six recorded December 22, 2019 with Pastor James Seawell. The teaching and scripture study on Christ’s Birth Announced to Mary, Mary Visits Elizabeth and The Song of Mary.

Sermon Discussion Questions for Luke 1:26-56
  1. Do you know that plans change? Tell of a time your plans were changed because God stepped in?
  2. Do you see yourself differently (highly favored or accepted) after reading Ephesians 1:6?
  3. In what ways are you going to make yourself available to God in 2020?
  4. Who reigns in your life?
  5. Do you really believe and live Luke 1:37?
  6. How quickly do you agree with and obey God?
  7. How surrendered to God are you?
  8. Who can you reach out to for help in your walk and are you available for someone to reach out to you?
  9. Do people see the Jesus in you?
  10. Surrender and Action: Are you surrendered to the Lord and ready to act? What problems could occur if you act first and then surrender?

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Changed By Jesus – Luke: Chapter 23:1-26

A study of the book of Luke, chapter twenty-three verse one through twenty-six was recorded December 15, 2019 with Pastor Aaron Lapp.

Sermon Discussion Questions for Luke 23:1-26
  1. Give an example about the last time you tried to fulfill God’s will in your own strength?  What was the result?
  2. During this Christmas season who or what is in control of your life the most? How does that make you feel?
  3. What are three things you can do to change that?
  4. Do you lean towards Galatians 6:7 or 2 Peter 3:9 when you see those who mock and disregard Jesus?  Explain?
  5. Do you hold on to shame that Jesus has removed for you?
  6. What happens in your soul when you embrace the cross of Christ, when you embrace His spilled blood on your behalf?
  7. When you look into to the eyes of Jesus, what do YOU see?
  8. Important: Through this study, what is the Holy Spirit challenging you to do this week? How do you need to obey this?
 

Changed By Jesus – Luke: Chapter 22:32-53

A study of the book of Luke, chapter twenty-two verse thirty-two through fifty-three was recorded December 8, 2019 with Pastor Aaron Lapp.

Sermon Discussion Questions for Luke 22:32-53

1. Like Jesus does for us, do you pray for others that their faith does not fail? Or who has prayed for your failing faith and what was the outcome?
2. Has Jesus ever sifted you away from self-reliance or self-confidence? What happen?
3. Like Peter with the sword, do you have tendency to hear only what you want to hear? What instructions do you tend to ignore?
4. Share about a time when you prayed during a temptation and God gave you the strength to avoid sin.
5. Other than prayer, what else have you tried to do to overcome temptation? How did that work for you?
6. Like Peter, have you ever acted too quickly in the flesh where Jesus needed to fix your mistake? Share what happen.
7. Where are you? When your faith is attacked, do you sit with the world or do you draw closer to Jesus?
8. Important: Through this study, what is the Holy Spirit challenging you to do this week? How do you need to obey this?

Changed By Jesus – Luke: Chapter 22:1-31

A study of the book of Luke, chapter twenty-two verse one through thirty-one was recorded December 1, 2019 with Pastor Aaron Lapp.

Sermon Discussion Questions for Luke 22:1-31

1. Passover was an occasion for the Jews to remember what God had done for them by delivering them from the oppressive hands of the Egyptians. What reminds you of what God has done for you?
2. Satan was able to exercise great influence over Judas to the point that his love of money overcame his love of Jesus. According to James 4:7 how can you protect yourself from Satan’s influence?
3. The High Priest valued Jesus’ life as the same as a servant, cheap- 30 pieces of silver. Think about something you consider cheap, how much do you value it, how well do you treat it?
4. Now examine your relationship with Jesus. How much time to you spend with Him, how much do you value His word?
5. Jesus gave Peter and John some specific and strange instructions to find the upper room. Do you find that you sometimes question God’s ways as if you know a better, more logical way? Why do we do this?
6. According to the Sunday message, why did Jesus desire to eat “this” Passover meal with His disciples? (verse 15)
7. Take a look at John 13:21 – What was Jesus’ emotional state at the thought of being betrayed by one of His disciples?
8. Why do you think He was feeling this way? What does this tell us about Jesus?
9. Why do you think that even by this time the disciples were still arguing over which of them should be considered the greatest?
10. Jesus points out that this world’s opinion of who is greatest is opposite of God’s kingdom. How do you think we got there?
11. Satan wanted to sift Peter like wheat. On Sunday we learned that meant he wanted to “separate” Peter by “shaking him up”. How did he ultimately do this?
12. Jesus does not save Peter from the sifting but rather prays for him to persevere through it and come out the other side stronger in faith. Think of a time when you have felt sifted by Satan. Has your experience been similar to that of Peter’s?
13. Important: Through this study, what is the Holy Spirit challenging you to do this week? How do you need to obey this?

Changed By Jesus – Luke: Chapter 21

A study of the book of Luke, chapter twenty-one was recorded November 24, 2019 with Pastor Aaron Lapp.

Sermon Discussion Questions for Luke 21
  1. The widow gave all that she had to God and trusted Him for provision. What are you withholding from giving to God and why? Do you really believe that He will provide what you need?
  2. Do you believe that He will provide your afterlife but He has left you in charge of your present life? Is that holding you back from giving Him everything?
  3. What do you have that you could give God to use in His service? Make a list; nothing is too small. (Ex. I can’t sing but I have a bicycle…) It may not seem like much to you but surrender it to God and see what He will do.
  4. What is the “temple” in your life, the thing that you have made that you are so proud of? It may be something tangible like your home. It may be some intangible like your reputation in the community.
  5. How do those things compare to the temple Jesus said would be completely thrown down?
  6. Jesus spoke of the signs of things to come that would happen in AD 70. Why is it important for us to study these things?
  7. Jesus also spoke of signs that would come later, at an undetermined time. Why is it important for us to study these things?
  8. Can you share a time when you had the chance to share your story or to “be a witness for Jesus” and it went better than you thought? How about when it didn’t seem to go well at all?
  9. How do you react when you try and share your testimony and it is rejected?
  10. What does “Endurance mean to you”? What weighs you down?
  11. Why do you think Jesus did not tell us when He would return?
  12. Important: Through this study, what is the Holy Spirit challenging you to do this week? How do you need to obey this?
 

Changed By Jesus – Luke: Chapter 20

A study of the book of Luke, chapter twenty was recorded November 17, 2019 with Pastor Aaron Lapp.

Sermon Discussion Questions for Luke 20

 

  1. What sneaks back into your life when you don’t fill it with God? Be specific.
  2. In what ways do you confront God about His authority?
  3. Share a time in your life where you sought the approval of others, what was the outcome?
  4. What was Jesus’ attitude in John 2:24-25?
  5. Share about a time when you were reading God’s Word and you felt like He was looking into your soul.
  6. Do you look to Jesus for guidance or do you find yourself scrutinizing him?
  7. What is God challenging you to give back to the world?
  8. What do you give to God? How much does He have of you?
  9. How are you reflecting God’s image in your world?
  10. How does the line in the marriage ceremony “until death do you part” look different to you in relation to what Jesus said in Luke 20:34-36?
  11. Important: Through this study, what is the Holy Spirit challenging you to do this week? How do you need to obey this?

Changed By Jesus – Luke: Chapter 19:29-48

A study of the book of Luke, chapter nineteen verse twenty-nine through forty-eight was recorded November 10, 2019 with Pastor Aaron Lapp.

Sermon Discussion Questions for Luke 19:29-48


1. How often do you find yourself having to “set God straight” rather than going where He says to go, doing what He says to do and saying what He says to say?
2. How are you more stubborn than a donkey when it comes to being obedient to Jesus?
3. What are you holding back, unwilling to lay at the feet of Jesus? (I know this question has come up more than once in the last several weeks but it is a very important question that God wants us all to wrestle with.)
4. How was Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem different than that of other kings and conquerors?
What was similar about it? (There are a number of answers for both parts.)
5. Read Psalm 118.
-Write out the prophecy (verse 22)
-The praise (verse 26)
-And the exhortation (verse 24)
6. How do you look at verse 24 differently after we discussed the context on Sunday?
7. Jesus said that even the rocks would cry out and proclaim His majesty if his disciples would not. What other examples do you find in the Bible of his creation declaring His holiness?
8. With all the praise from the crowds, why was Jesus weeping over Jerusalem?
9. Being completely honest with yourself, how many times has Jesus needed to clean out your temple of the deceit and corruption you have let creep in?
10. What can you do to prevent it from happening again?
11. Jesus showed that He was in complete control, even orchestrating the time of his ultimate arrest and death, contrary to the Pharisees’ plan. In what area of your life have you NOT embraced this understanding of Jesus being in control contrary to your plan?
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Important: Through this study, what is the Holy Spirit challenging you to do this week? How do you need to obey this?

Changed By Jesus – Luke: Chapter 19:11-40

A study of the book of Luke, chapter nineteen verse eleven through forty was recorded November 3, 2019 with Pastor Aaron Lapp.

Sermon Discussion Questions for Luke 19:11-40

1. Give an example of something you wanted so badly that you overlooked the facts that were
pointing in another direction.
2. What does it mean that the power is in the message itself rather than the messenger?
3. How is the servant with 10 minas rewarded?
4. Does being rewarded with more service sound like a reward to you? Why or why not?
5. Why did the third servant hide away his mina?
6. What are you afraid of when it comes to sharing the Gospel?
7. The master says to the third servant “out of your mouth I will judge you.” What does he mean by
this?
8. God answers Job in a similar way in Job chapters 38-40. Take a look at these 3 chapters. Write
down some of the Lord’s rebukes that strike you.
9. What was Job’s response in Chapter 40:1-5 and then again in chapter 42.
10. What can cause you to become a dull tool in God’s hand?
11. What does it mean when Jesus says even the rocks will cry out?
12. Read Psalm 19:1 – how is this the same?
13. Important: Through this study, what is the Holy Spirit challenging you to do this week? How do you need to obey this?

Changed By Jesus – Luke: Chapter 18:31 – 19:10

A study of the book of Luke, chapter eighteen verse thirty-one through chapter nineteen verse ten was recorded October 27, 2019 with Pastor Aaron Lapp.

Sermon Discussion Questions for Luke 18:31 – 19:10

1. How do you deal with things you dread?
2. What preconceptions do you have that have hindered your relationship with Jesus?
3. How are you like the Sons of Thunder?
4. In what ways or areas of your life can you be blind?
5. Have you asked Jesus for what you need? Do you ask in faith (James 1:6; Mark 11:24)?
6. List the first five names that come to your mind for Jesus?
7. What do they tell you?
8. In your own words how do you define mercy?
9. What is the hang up that keeps you from telling others what the Lord has done for you?
10. How can you overcome it?
11. In what ways do you praise the Lord…not including Sunday mornings?
12. Important: Through this study, what is the Holy Spirit challenging you to do this week? How do you need to obey this?

Changed By Jesus – Luke: Chapter 18: 1-30

A study of the book of Luke, chapter eighteen verse one through thirty was recorded October 20, 2019 with Pastor Aaron Lapp.

Sermon Discussion Questions for Luke 18: 1-30
  1. Like the unjust judge, if you do not fear God nor regard men, whom do you worship?
  2. Can you think of a time before you accepted Jesus that you were like this judge? How about since you’ve accepted Jesus?
  3. Read through these scripture references to prayer. What do they have in common?
    • Philippians 4:6
    • James 5:16
    • 1 John 1:9
    • Jeremiah 29:12
    • Jeremiah 33:3
    • Luke 6:27-28
    • Matthew 6:6
    • Psalms 18:6
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
  1. What keeps you from prayer?
  2. Think of a time when you prayed and were discouraged at the outcome.
  3. Think of a time when you can look back and see how your prayer for someone or something changed over time.
  4. What are the dangers of being self-righteous?
  5. The tax collector in the temple prayed for God to have mercy. We learned that what he asked was for God to be “Propitiated” for him. What does propitiated mean and why did Jesus use this word in this parable?
  6. How do you receive God’s word?
  7. Try and list out the 10 Commandments from memory. How did you do?
  8. What have you given up for Jesus? How has He blessed you since then?.
  9. Important: Through this study, what is the Holy Spirit challenging you to do this week? How do you need to obey this?

Changed By Jesus – Luke: Chapter 17

A study of the book of Luke, chapter seventeen was recorded October 13, 2019 with Pastor Aaron Lapp.

Sermon Discussion Questions for Luke 17
  1. When you are caught in a snare or when you stumble, how do you usually respond?
  2. What do you think is the difference between a stumble and a fall?
  3. According to verse 3, why is it important to “take heed” as it relates to rebuking and forgiving?
  4. Do you have a tendency to lean towards rebuking or forgiving during conflict?  How has that changed over the years or how can you make that change?
  5. Who in your life do you need to forgive, regardless of how many times they have offended you?
  6. What is faith anyway?
  7. How is faith and obedience connected according to Hebrews 11?  How does it work itself out in your life?
  8. Have you ever struggled with not being recognized for the work you have done for God?  According to verses 7-10, what perspective should we have?
  9. Share about a time when God didn’t start to heal an area in your life until you started to walk in obedience.
  10. God talks about obeying in 1Samuel 15:22-23. What are some other Scriptures about obeying?
  11. How do you understand the Kingdom of God. Does Luke 17:21 help? Where else in the Bible can we learn about the Kingdom?
  12. Draw a picture of what the flag you are flying looks like; be honest, God already knows.
  13. Important: Through this study, what is the Holy Spirit challenging you to do this week? How do you need to obey this?

Changed By Jesus – Luke: Chapter 16

A study of the book of Luke, chapter sixteen was recorded October 6, 2019 with Pastor Aaron Lapp.

 

Sermon Discussion Questions for Luke 16
  1. Have you ever “dropped the ball” and gotten called out on it? How did you respond and what was the result?
  2. In what ways do you focus on investing in your earthly future?
  3. Do you consider your heavenly future “as real” as your earthly future? Why or why not?
  4. How do you seek the Lord compared to how you seek the world? And in what order do you seek?
  5. What are your current resources and how can you use them to invest in those around you?
  6. What does God esteem or value? Give scripture references.
  7. What “truths” does our culture or even the church culture tend to distort?
  8. Prior to this teaching, what was your understanding of hell or Hades?  How has that changed?
  9. What was the rich man’s sin against Lazarus?
  10. Look around, who are the people in your life that you are “not seeing”?
  11. What will you do differently now that you are seeing them?
  12. Important: Through this study, what is the Holy Spirit challenging you to do this week? How do you need to obey this?

Changed By Jesus – Luke: Chapter 15

A study of the book of Luke, chapter fifteen was recorded September 29, 2019 with Pastor Aaron Lapp.

Sermon Discussion Questions for Luke 15

1. Have you ever willfully left the “hedge of protection” that the Shepherd has left you? How did that go for you?
2. Have you ever considered how valuable you are to God. Read Ephesians 1:18-19, how do these verses relate to the story of the lost coin?
3. Have you ever had a prodigal season in your life? Feel free to share what proceeded that season in your life?
4. Share about a time when you came to your senses and ran back to God.
5. Who do you relate with more, the prodigal younger son or the self-righteous older son? Share why?
6. Have you ever allowed your work for God over-shadow your relationship with God?
7. How often are you in the presence of joy? What does the Bible say about true joy?
8. How is the older son like Jonah?
9. Is it slop or superiority that keeps your heart from Jesus?
10. Important: Through this study, what is the Holy Spirit challenging you to do this week? How do you need to obey this?

 

Changed By Jesus – Luke: Chapter 11: 14-36

A study of the book of Luke, chapter eleven verse fourteen through thirty-six was not recorded July 28, 2019 due to technical difficulties. We apologize for the inconvenience.