The Insider SG, Lord’s Supper October 9, 2016

Pastor Steve Taylor Small Groups

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Lord’s Supper SG Oct. 9th, 2016

Warm Up: If you had insider information about a future event, what would you do with it: Make money off of it? Use it to gain favor?

Background: Judas was the ultimate insider. He was handpicked by Jesus himself and he had access to see and hear everything that Jesus was and did. Yet, Judas didn’t use that information to grow his faith but he used it to turn against Jesus and betray him.

Read About It: Matt. 26:17-30, 1 Cor. 11:23-32

From the Message:

  1. What spoke to you the most from the message and why? What challenged you the most? Don’t rush by this!
  2. When Jesus announced that one of them would betray him, do you think it caught them off guard? Why or why not?
  3. When Jesus handed Judas the bread, what do you think He saw in Judas’ eyes? Why do you think Judas saw?
  4. Pastor Steve said, “The reason Judas makes us uncomfortable is that there is a little bit of Judas in all of us.” What did he mean by that?       Would you agree that betrayal is a real possibility for every Christian?
  5. Pastor Steve said, “For Judas, it is still night but for you there is still time to walk in the light.” What acts of betrayal has the Holy Spirit revealed to you lately? Where do you need to quit walking in the shadows and step fully into the light right now?

Think About It: When you stop and think about it, there is more than a little bit of Judas in all of us. And, Judas does us a favor if his story causes us to rethink our basic commitment to Jesus Christ.  You may call yourself a Christian but are you a true follower or are you just going through the motions? Are you a pretender or a true believer? Have you truly turned from your sins and trusted Jesus Christ as Savior? Are you a fair-weather friend of the Savior?

These are searching questions that may be easier to ask than to answer. I ask you not to take them lightly. The main lesson from Judas’ life is lost unless we at least ask ourselves some questions. After all, if one can be an apostle of Christ and still be lost, what about you and what about me?

Questions to Reflect On:

  • What would it take for you to sell out the Son of God?
  • Would you betray him for money?
  • Would you betray him for a better job?
  • Would you betray him to keep the job you have?
  • Would you betray him to save your own skin?
  • Would you betray him because he didn’t live up to your expectations?
  • Would you betray him because you thought he let you down?
  • Would you betray him if you thought you could win the favor of important people?