The Greatest Message Ever Told

April 30, 2023   /   Pastor Kyle Bonenberger   /   City Church

Surprising discoveries at 30,000 feet about the greatest message ever told.

| Luke 6:17-49 | Matthew 5-7 |

  • It was pretty .
  • It was .
  • It was and .
  • Its purpose was clearly life .

Four things Jesus clearly wanted people to know/be/do from the Sermon on the Plain.

| Luke 6:1-20-23, 47-48 | Matthew 6:1-3, 14-15, 19-21 |

  • God’s idea of often feels like my idea of a .
  • and are a really to .
  • is a heart and a faith .
  • Following Jesus is like a ; we’re always on .



Small Group Questions

Some opening fun.

If you were forced to live in one of the remote areas below for three months with only what is necessary to survive and no communication with the outside world, which location would you choose and why?

  • Sahara Desert
  • South American Rainforest
  • Antarctica
  • Himalayan Mountains
  • Outer Space
  • A sailboat in the middle of the ocean

What Do You Think? 

  1. Looking back at your notes from Sunday’s message, what particular point, verse or comment caught your attention, challenged you or raised a question? 
  2. Pastor Kyle talked about three character traits Jesus wants a person to have; to be loving, to be generous, and to be forgiving. Which of these traits comes easiest for you and which trait is the hardest? 

The Story of Your Life

Tell about a time in your life when a Christian loved you unconditionally. How did this make a difference in your life?

Digging Deeper in God’s Word

  1. Read Jesus’ Sermon on the Plain in Luke 6:17-26.  
    1. Who was there? Luke 6:17
    2. Why had they come and what happened? Luke 6:18-19
    3. What does Jesus say to the disciples? What are they to endure and how are they supposed to respond? Luke 6:20-23
    4. Read Matthew 5:3-12. How does Matthew add more understanding to these verses?
    5. In the Bible, the hungry are treated similarly to the poor. What does Scripture say about them?

i. Psalm 107:2-6.

ii. Psalm 107:33-38.

iii. Isaiah 55:1-3.

   f. What do verses 24-26 warn in Luke 6?

2. What do the following verses below suggest about how the blessings and woes apply to us today?

    1. 1 Corinthians 3:12-15.
    2. 2 Corinthians 5:10.
    3. 1 John 2:28.
    4. Revelation 22:12-13.

3.  Look at the four parables in Luke 6:27-49. What is one truth you can take and apply to your life currently?

Personal Reflection and Application.

1. Have everyone share one thing someone else said that stood out to them.
2. Pray for one another.

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