Faith That Impresses God

February 26, 2023   /   Pastor Kyle Bonenberger   /   City Church

THE STORY: Jesus heals a centurion’s servant.

| Luke 7:1-10 | Matthew 8:5-13 |

Two very important things to note about Jesus from this text.

  • Jesus what He .

| Luke 6:27-49 |

  • Jesus can be amazed by our or our of .

| Mark 6:1-6 | Matthew 8:23-27 |

A faith that impresses God…

  • Always starts with and Jesus as .

| Matthew 8:6 | Luke 7:6, 9:26 | Romans 10:9-10 |

  • Is evidenced by ongoing r.

| Luke 7:4-8 | Romans 4:5 |

  • Knows the is from God, not a certain or .

| Luke 7:6-8 | Mark 5:25-34 | Matthew 11:28-30 |

  • Separates our from life’s .

| Matthew 6:33 | Luke 22:42 |



Small Group Questions


What do you think?

From Sunday’s message, what particular point stood out to you, challenged you, or raised a question for you?

The story of your life.

Name one thing you have seen, experienced, or learned in the last year that has really impressed you.

Digging deeper.

  1. On Sunday, we saw how Jesus was impressed with the faith of a Roman Centurion. Today, we delve deeper into the topic of what biblical faith looks like. The great king David’s defeat of the giant Goliath is unquestionably one of the greatest stories of faith in human history. Read the entire story in 1 Samuel 17 with the topic of faith specifically in mind. Have a few members of the group recap the main points of the story in their own words and then answer the following questions.
    1. What does this story tell us about God/faith?
    2. Did anything “new” stand out to you that you hadn’t thought about before?
  2. What insights do the following verses offer on the topic of faith and what it should look like in our lives?
    1. Habakkuk 3:17-19.
    2. Hebrews 11:1.
    3. James 2:18-26.
    4. Romans 10:17.

Personal reflection and application.

  1. Have everyone share one thing someone else mentioned that struck a chord with you from this discussion.
  2. Pray for one another (preferably men with men and women with women if possible).
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