All About EntitleMEnt: Part I – “Entitlement Runs Deep”

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Sermon Notes

This is the first message in a four part series called “All About EntitleMEnt” where the “root of all our problems” is addressed.
Small Group Discussion Questions
  1. Do you think the attitude of entitlement is worse today than it was 10 or 20 years ago? Why or why not?


  1. Why do you think it’s easier to detect entitlement in others than it is in ourselves?


  1. In Dr. Henry Cloud’s book, “The Entitlement Cure,” he says we “choose” to be entitled because it’s easy. Do you really believe that entitlement is a choice?  Why or why not?


  1. Why do you think it’s easy to make excuses for our entitled loved ones (even ourselves)? What kind of excuses do you think we commonly make?


  1. How would you try to discern the difference between someone really needing help and someone who is trying to take advantage because of an entitled attitude?


  1. How can we praise and reward our children without praising and rewarding what takes no effort, what is required, what is not specific, or show a complete lack of warmth?


  1. If you had to choose, would you rather be a person who is consistently taken advantage of or a person who never helps? Do you think there will be a difference when standing before God at judgment?  Why or why not?


  1. How would you try to communicate that an entitled person needs to take responsibility for their life?


  1. Read Galatians 6:7-8. What do you think this verse is communicating and why it is so important for each of us to understand?