Suggested Icebreaker: What is your favorite time of the day and why?

*** Summarize this week’s message from the Pastor’s Sermon Notes. ***

Passage: Luke 11:5-10

1.  Why do you think people are hesitant to seek God in America today?  For that matter, why aren’t more Christians seeking to get closer to God?

2.  Verses 5 & 6 show us how far we should be willing to go to put the bread of life into the hands of our friends.  What are we allowing to get in the way?  What can we do about it?

3.  Do you know someone who would rather give excuses than help a friend, as we see in verse 7?  What causes this, and how do we prevent it within ourselves?

4.  The bread in this parable really represents Jesus, but in a broader and simpler sense it also represents a fundamental need.  Can you name some other needs that we as Christians should be ready to meet at a moment’s notice?

5.  Application:  There are three friends mention in this passage.  Can you think of a time when you have been in each of their positions?  Have those experiences shaped how you react to those in need?  If so, how?

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