The Philosopher Jesus: Answers for Life
Read aloud Luke 9:37-45
1. When the disciples were unable to cast out the demon in Mark 9, Jesus let them know it was because of their lack of prayer. How would you rate your prayer life? How does prayer prepare us for spiritual battles? Is prayer your first response or last resort? How does pride affect our prayer life?
2. Prayer activates and strengthens our faith. What areas of your life are requiring extra faith right now? Can those close to you see your faith in action? What role does faith play when things don’t go your way?
3. We have a real enemy and his name is Satan. How do you see Satan at work in our society? What role does the church play in combating Satan’s plan? What does that look like for you personally?
4. Satan is a liar, accuser, thief and murderer. What lies have you believed? What guilt have you embraced? What has been stolen from you? What has Satan tried to destroy in your life? God is truth, forgiver and life giver. What truth do you need to hold onto? Where do you need to accept God’s forgiveness? Where do you need to experience resurrection life?
At dinner time this week talk through different influences we have in life: music, TV, YouTube, social media and friends. Ask how those things can make a positive or negative impact on our lives? Share how Satan can get a foothold through some of these influences and how we have power over those influences through Jesus. Pray that God would give your family discernment when facing spiritual warfare.