All About EntitleMEnt – Part II: Entitlement in Church

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Sermon Notes

Part 2 of 4.  This sermon addresses one of the hardest places to address and stamp out an attitude of unrighteous entitlement; in the church.

Small Group Discussion Questions


  1. Do you feel uncomfortable with the idea that there are some things you are righteously entitled to? Why or why not?


  1. Do you believe it’s difficult to differentiate between righteous and unrighteous entitlement? Why or why not?


  1. It’s so easy to feel like the church belongs to us and that we should continue doing what we love and enjoy. Why do you think it’s important for us to keep in mind that the church doesn’t belong to us?


  1. Is there a direction the modern-day church is moving in that you’re uncomfortable with? If so, why?


  1. How do you often feel when you read something your younger self wrote? Why do think you feel that way?


  1. What do you think the qualifications will be for sitting at the right and left hand of Jesus and who, if you had to think of someone, would be sitting there?


  1. Have you considered what kind of persecution you might experience following Christ? If so, how do you think you will be able to endure it?


  1. Do you ever feel like you’re Jesus best friend (or maybe that you’re his favorite)? Why or why not?


  1. Read Matthew 20:27-30. What do you think Jesus is communicating and why it is so important for each of us to understand?