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Questionable (6) - Questions


Caught off guard

Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael

What was your reaction to Hurricane Michael?

What gut wrenching questions do you ask at such times?

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Luke 13:1-5

Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

Karl’s Addition

“How about those poor folk up in Mexico Beach, FL - do you think they were worse sinners than you here in Tampa Bay. I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

Why isn’t God’s accountability a 1 to 1 relationship between character and circumstances, sin and suffering? Why is this important? Is there any relationship between them? Why is this important?

What is God’s accountability? Why is this important?

What is Jesus’ bottomline in Luke 13:1-5? He repeats it twice. Why does Jesus stress this?

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Men - Shall we go together to the Men’s Retreat on Friday and Saturday, November 2 & 3?

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Luke 13:6-9

Then Jesus told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’ “‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’”

What is God’s patience? What is it not?

Why is it important to blend prayerful patience and compassionate insistence with others AND ourselves?

Who is God asking you to be prayerfully patient yet compassionately insistent with?

Are you ready for your death or the Return of Jesus (which ever comes first)? Why or why not?

What difficulty are you presently facing and how can your group support you in it?

How will you personally and how will you as a group participate in Revive Florida. See calendar and questions below.

Can you help with Wednesday morning’s breakfast?

Can you provide a host home for a Revive Florida volunteer?

Karl House