Calvary Chapel Naples Sermons

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.