Teaching notes from 5-2-21 for Small Groups


Saturday 6:30PM, Sunday 9:30AM, & Incurrent Service in the Gym Sunday 11:15AM & Wednesday Community Groups 6:30PM

May 06, 2021

1:00 PM

429 Shipley Ferry Road Blountville, TN 37617

Broken People

 Primary Text:  John 20:1-2, 16-18                                                               May 1 & 2, 2021

 Last Week’s Teaching:   Brokenness for a Nation

 1)  Righteous Sacrifices

 Psalm 51:16-19 (NASB):  For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering.  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.  By Your favor do good to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem.  Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices, In burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then young bulls will be offered on Your altar.

DQ 1) What is the connection between “brokenness before the Lord” and His delight in our actions?  In other words, when are our supposedly “righteous acts” hollow and vain?  




2)  Woe!


Isaiah 3:8-9 (NASB):  For Jerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen, Because their speech and their actions are against the LORD, To rebel against His glorious presence.  The expression of their faces bears witness against them, And they display their sin like Sodom; They do not even conceal it.  Woe to them!   For they have brought evil on themselves.

DQ 2) What does it mean to “rebel against the glorious presence” of God?

DQ 3) What are evidences that any nation is unbroken before God?




3)  The Fruit of Actions


Isaiah 3:10-11 (NASB):  Say to the righteous that it will go well with them, For they will eat the fruit of their actions.  Woe to the wicked!  It will go badly with him, For what he deserves will be done to him.

DQ 4) How is God able to protect and bless His people even while He carries out judgment upon a nation?




This Week’s Teaching:


1)  Revived Hearts


Isaiah 57:15 (NASB):   For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, "I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite."


DQ 1) In what ways do you need healing from brokenness?




2)  A Broken Heart


Luke 7:36-39, 47-48:  Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, so he went to the Pharisee's house and reclined at the table.  When a woman who had lived a sinful life in that town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster jar of perfume, and as she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears.  Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.  When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is--that she is a sinner."…  Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven--for she loved much.  But he who has been forgiven little loves little."  Then Jesus said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."

DQ 2) Why do you suppose the “sinner” woman wept at the feet of Jesus?

DQ 3) How does receiving forgiveness from God activate love in our lives?




3)  Divine Deliverance


Luke 8:1-3:  After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God.  The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod's household; Susanna; and many others.  These women were helping to support them out of their own means.

DQ 4) What does it mean to be healed of evil spirits?




4)  The Risen Lord!

John 20:1-2, 10, 16-18:  Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.  So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!"…  Then the disciples went back to their homes, but Mary stood outside the tomb crying.  Jesus said to her, "Mary."  She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, "Rabboni!" (which means Teacher)….  Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: "I have seen the Lord!"  

DQ 5) How does personally encountering Christ bring healing to the brokenhearted?