REFUSING TO EMBRACE A CRITICAL SPIRIT
Luke 7: 31-35
1. We said that critical thinking is good but a critical spirit not so much. How does Jesus model this for us in this text?
2. We talked about there being "two sides" or "two marks" of the true gospel, one that engenders "weeping" (sorrow for sin) and one that engenders "dancing" (wonder at grace) ... and that someone who is closed to and critical of the gospel won't have anything do with either. Why is that true for each?
3. When have you displayed a critical spirit toward God? Toward Scripture? Toward the church? How can this change moving forward?
4. What would some evidences be that our "generation" (those of us who call Seven Mile Road home right now) would have, by grace, avoided being defined like that generation that rejected Christ?