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Two Gardens

Two Gardens - Dig In Questions:

1) Temptation can be defined as “The desire to do something that God sees as wrong”. Do you think that Satan still uses temptation today? If so, how have you seen this play out in our culture?

2) On Sunday, we talked about how “Temptation is almost impossible to overcome when we focus more on what God has forbidden than what God has provided.” How can focusing on what God has blessed us with help us to avoid temptation?

3) Read Galatians 5:13. How could someone use their freedom to satisfy their sinful nature?

4) Read Matthew 26:36-46. If you were Jesus, what emotions would you have been feeling during the time before his arrest? Which would have been easier - obedience or disobedience?

5) Jesus told Peter to overcome temptation by “being alert” and “praying.” How can being on the lookout for temptation and prayer help to overcome temptation?

6) Read Hebrews 4:14-16. What does it mean to you that Jesus understands the temptations that we face? Does this give you more confidence in how to approach him and ask for his help?

Jesus In The Old Testament

Jesus In The Old Testament - Dig In Questions:

1) What has your experience been with the Old Testament (first 39 books of the Bible)?

2) Read 1 Corinthians 15:14. Why do you think the resurrection of Jesus is so important to Christianity?

3) On Sunday, Josh said, “We will never experience the hope that Jesus offers if we focus on our problems more than we focus on our Savior.” How can focusing on Jesus in the midst of our problems guide us towards hope?

4) Read Luke 24:25-26. Why do you think Jesus was so upset with his followers for not believing scripture? Why is believing scripture important to our lives?

5) Read Luke 24:27 and John 5:39. Why is it so important to see that the Old Testament is pointing humanity towards Jesus?

6) In light of Jesus’ words and today’s questions, how should a Christian approach the New Testament?