Our community groups gather on Sundays after our worship service to discuss the sermon and pray together. Whether you’re involved with one of our groups, or just want to dive deeper into the Gospel of Luke on your own, we hope these discussion questions can be a resource to help you engage with the scriptures.

May God take his Word and apply it to your mind that it not grow shallow, your heart that it not grow cold, and your feet, so that you may not only be a hearer of the Word, but a doer, also.

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Week 11: Politics of the Kingdom

Luke 1.5; 2.1-5; 3.1-2 | November 22, 2020

The New Testament is politically surprising. Ancient political leaders wielded their power in messy and brutal ways as they sought to civilize the world, build cities, and even declare themselves gods. But Luke’s gospel makes it clear that this wasn’t how God chose to work in his world.

As we continue in our series in the Gospel of Luke, Alastair Sterne takes us on a tour of some of the ancient leaders in Jesus’ day, and invites us to think about them in light of Christ the King.

Watch the service on Sunday morning at 10am.

You can also watch the sermon on YouTube, or listen on SoundCloud. (Links will go live on Sunday morning)

Discussion Questions

  1. Icebreaker: What animal best describes your personality?
  2. What did you learn about political leaders in the Bible?
  3. How do you feel about how God was establishing his kingdom?
  4. What did you find difficult to hear in this sermon?
  5. How can we bow our knees to King Jesus?

Week 10: Zechariah’s Prophecy

Luke 1.67-80 | November 15, 2020

Zechariah hadn’t been able to speak for nine months – but suddenly his lips were opened and he could speak! Not having been able to speak for so long, what would he finally say?

As we continue in our series in Luke, Preston Gordon invites us to consider Zechariah’s words, and helps unpack the story which is giving him so much hope.

You can watch the sermon on YouTube, or listen on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify.

Discussion Questions

  1. Icebreaker: What’s the longest you could go without speaking?
  2. What did you learn about the Old Testament?
  3. How do you imagine Zechariah would have felt when he realised God’s promises were being fulfilled?
  4. What is it like for God to shine his light into our darkness?

Week 9: His Name Is John

Luke 1.57-66 | November 8, 2020

It’s been nine months since Zechariah went into the temple. Now as Elizabeth gives birth to their son, it’s time to give him a name. The neighbours and family want to name him after his father, but Elizabeth wants to call him John. Everyone turns to Zechariah to see what he thinks – and how he responds amazes them all!

As we continue in our series in Luke, Lloyd Lee explores how we can open our hands to God in surrender to his love, and how God’s hands will never let us go.

You can watch the sermon on YouTube, or listen on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.

Discussion Questions

  1. Icebreaker: What’s something you can celebrate right now?
  2. What does “the hand of the Lord” mean?
  3. How do you determine who to trust?
  4. What is something God is inviting you to surrender to his love?

Week 8: Mary’s Song

Luke 1.46-56 | November 1, 2020

In response to the news of what God was getting ready to do, Mary burst into song! But the news she heard wasn’t normal news – so why would she burst into a song?

As we continue in our series in Luke, Alastair Sterne considers how Mary’s song shows us how she cultivated her faith, and invites us to sing with Mary.

You can watch the sermon on YouTube, or listen on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.

Discussion Questions

  1. Icebreaker: How do you feel about the song, Mary Did You Know?
  2. What do you think about the virgin birth?
  3. What does Mary’s song show us about how she cultivated her faith?
  4. How do you feel about singing with Mary?

Week 7: Elizabeth’s Greeting

Luke 1.39-56 | October 25, 2020

After her visit from Gabriel, Mary rushed to see Elizabeth. But before she could even take off her shoes and coat to tell her about what the angel said, Elizabeth burst into song! But how could Elizabeth already know that Mary is pregnant?

As we continue in our series in Luke, Lloyd Lee considers the work of the Holy Spirit, and invites us to see ourselves within the five-act drama of Scripture.

You can watch the sermon on YouTube, or listen on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.

Discussion Questions

  1. Icebreaker: What’s your favourite type of salad?
  2. How does the 5-act drama* of the Bible help orient you with God’s work in the world?
  3. What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit?
  4. How can you cultivate gratitude in your life?

*Creation, Fall, Israel, Christ, Church


Week 6: Mary’s Story

Luke 1.26-38 | October 18, 2020

Six months after Gabriel first appeared in the temple, God summoned him again for a very different assignment. This time, he was delivering a message to a young woman in a small town out in the countryside – and his news was unlike any other.

As we continue in our series in Luke, Preston Gordon invites us into the story of how Mary was visited by the angel Gabriel, and the news he delivered to her about what God was about to do.

Watch the sermon on YouTube, or listen on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify.

Discussion Questions

  1. Icebreaker: What’s the most memorable greeting you’ve ever received?
  2. Why was Mary troubled by Gabriel’s greeting?
  3. What promise did God give to Mary?
  4. How was Mary’s response different from Zechariah?
  5. What sort of news did Gabriel give to Mary?

Week 5: The Gospel For The Barren

Luke 1.5-25 | October 11, 2020

Luke’s gospel begins with Elizabeth: a woman who was stigmatized because she was barren. In the ancient world not having children was a sign of someone who God had overlooked. And is where Luke’s gospel starts. This is the gospel for the stigmatized, the barren, the supposedly overlooked.

As we continue in our series in Luke, Alastair Sterne considers how the Gospel speaks to those who are hurting, and feeling overlooked by God.

Watch the sermon on YouTube, or listen on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify.

Discussion Questions

  1. Icebreaker: Would you walk the seawall in a leopard print sweater?
  2. Why would people have thought God had overlooked Zechariah and Elizabeth?
  3. How did Zechariah and Elizabeth each respond to barrenness?
  4. What is the good news for those who feel overlooked and barren? 

Week 4: What Is Faithful Waiting?

Luke 1.5-25 | October 4, 2020

Zechariah had waited on God for his whole life. He had waited with his wife, Elizabeth, praying for a child. He had waited with all of Israel, praying for God to move. And after a lifetime of waiting, an angel appeared.

As we continue in our series in Luke, Lloyd Lee considers what it looks like for us to wait faithfully on God.

Watch the sermon on YouTube, or listen on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify.

Discussion Questions

  1. Icebreaker: Would you have been able to wait in the marshmallow experiment?
  2. What’s the difference between active and passive waiting?
  3. How has God shown himself to be reliable?
  4. What has God promised us?
  5. What can help you to wait faithfully on God?

Week 3: What Is A Gospel?

Luke 1.1-4 | September 27, 2020

The four gospels in the New Testament are the primary source of information we have about who Jesus was and what he did. But what exactly is a gospel, and why can we trust it?

As we continue in our series going through the Gospel of Luke, Rob Collis considers the nature of Luke’s Gospel, the claim that Luke “carefully investigated everything from the beginning,” and why we can trust his account about Jesus.

Watch the sermon on YouTube, or listen on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify.

Discussion Questions

  1. Icebreaker: Who is someone who has inspired you by their life and story?
  2. What did you learn about Luke’s Gospel?
  3. What are some of the reasons why Luke’s Gospel is trustworthy?
  4. What is the relationship between evidence and faith?

Week 2: Who Is Theophilus?

Luke 1.1-4 | September 20, 2020

Luke’s Gospel is addressed to Theophilus. Who was he? And why did he ask Luke to write him a whole gospel?

As we continue in our new series going through the Luke’s Gospel, Alastair Sterne considers what we know about Theophilus, and how his desire to explore the claims about Jesus can inform how we live today.

Watch the sermon on YouTube, or listen on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify.

Discussion questions

  1. Icebreaker: What’s the story behind your name?
  2. What did you learn about Theophilus?
  3. What has your journey towards truth looked like thus far?
  4. What kind of certainty does the Gospel of Luke offer us?
  5. How can you grow as a lover of God?

Week 1: Who Is Luke?

Luke 1.1-4 | September 13, 2020

Luke wrote 25% of the New Testament! But who was Luke?

As we launch our new series going through Luke’s Gospel, Alastair Sterne considers the details of Luke’s life, and why the Gospel of Luke is exactly what we need at a time like this.

Watch the sermon on YouTube, or listen on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify.

Discussion questions

  1. What did you learn about Luke as an author?
  2. What did you learn about the book of Luke?
  3. What is the difference between a small view of salvation and a big view?
  4. What does a kingdom imagination look like for the issues we face?

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