Sun, Jan 28, 2018 Centered, Matthew 7:1-6, Clay Smith, Alice Drive Baptist Church, 2018-01-28       Series: Million Dollar Question    Teacher: Dr. Clay Smith


Life Group Discussion Guide

Every Life Group is Different.  Please use these questions to help engage your group with the passage.  Feel free to modify them as needed.


Starter: Describe someone you know who is critical.  What are they like?  How do you feel when you are around them?


Passage:  Read Matthew 7:1-2

  • In your opinion, why do we judge others based on the money or possessions they have?  How do we feel when we do this?
  • What would happen in your life if you stopped being critical? 
  • Tell about a time when you learned someone’s story and it stopped you from being critical of them.

Passage:  Read Matthew 7:3-5

  • What would you consider a financial “speck” to be in someone’s eyes?  What would you consider to be a financial “plank?”
  • In your opinion, what are the most common reasons we resist self-awareness?
  • What would church be like if we did self-awareness first, and then helped each other with our irritants?

Passage: Matthew 7:6

  • If someone asked you, “What’s the most precious thing in your life,” what would you answer? 
  • Jesus wants us to be like him.  That is holding onto the precious pearl.  In your opinion, what happens when someone casts aside their relationship with Jesus to judge others?
  • How did the Foxworthy video make you feel?

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