1. Why do you think we all (or almost all!) naturally lean toward being "creatures of habit?"

2. Put yourself in the shoes of the religious elites of Jesus' day. Why were they not open to the ministry of Christ? What character traits or dispositions would have been necessary for them to be?

3. We said that the religious elites not being open to what God was doing was both sinful and sad. Why was that the case?

4. What examples can you think of in your life where what God was accomplishing by His Spirit required you or the community you were in to embrace change from past practice? Do any current things come to mind?


Luke 5:33-38