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Kingdom Vision 2020

January 6, 2020 Speaker: Damian Mericka Series: Kingdom Vision 2020

Topic: Kingdom Vision 2020

Going deeper questions (Life Group)

  • What stood out to you about this message and why?
  • What would you have done if you saw someone around you in pain? What do you do about it now? What does your faith look like in motion to those hurting or in need? (POINT I)
  • What is healthy self-perception? Is Jesus asking us to think badly about ourselves, or to put others before ourselves? Why is this hard to do on a regular basis? (POINT II)
  • What is the difference between providing for and serving to in Luke 14:12-24? While giving financially is both helpful and necessary, how is being present and participating a greater, fuller representation of God’s Kingdom? Why is it easier to give money than time? How is it safer to give than serve? How often do you go to, or visit people in their suffering to bring God’s love? (POINT III)
  • For 2020, what is your vision for this year? Is it Kingdom Focused? Are you willing to leave all to serve Jesus, saying YES! to every invitation to participate in His Kingdom Coming He extends to you? (POINT IV)

              Message outline

Title: Kingdom Vision 20/20

Series: Kingdom Vision 2020

Text: Luke 14:1-35

Main Idea: What We See & Do When We Focus on His Kingdom


  1. What Would You Do? (Luke 14:1-6)
  • Invited to dinner by a leading Pharisee, Jesus addresses the guests (other Pharisees & Lawyers)- all experts in the Law, or Bible. (v.1)
    • Under their watchful eye, Jesus sees someone hurting and heals them (Vv.2-4)
    • After, He asks them how their faith would play out in a similar situation (Vv.5-6)


  1. Healthy Self Perception (Luke 14:7-11)
  • Jesus addresses the sense of entitlement in the seating around Him. Compared to a Wedding Feast, the dinner guests assume familiarity with the host.
    • Jesus’ self-perception -> Mark 10:35-45


III. Going Beyond our Tribes (Luke 14:12-24)

  • The difference between providing for and serving to:
    • The guests were missing the point- it is not about merely providing the bread (Vv.12-15)
      • See -> Deuteronomy 15:22-29
    • We do well in how we love within our Tribe; but money given is a resource to enable us to go out beyond our Tribe to serve those in need (Vv.16-24)
      • Excuses are now made (Vv.18-20)
      • Servants sent out to the streets (v.21)
      • Servants sent beyond to find more (Vv.22-24)
    • Another Wedding Feast story Jesus told -> Matthew 22:1-14
      • Called versus Chosen -> Revelation 19:6-10
        • James 1:21-27

God is inviting us to be a part of His Kingdom Coming- an event we do not simply attend but participate in!


  1. Choosing Selflessness (Luke 14:25-35)

To share in Jesus’ Kingdom Vision requires us to shift our focus from selfishness to selflessness (us to Him) Vv.25-35

More in Kingdom Vision 2020

March 14, 2021

James: Invitation, Healing, and Prayer (Part 1)

March 7, 2021

James: Count It All Joy (Part 2)

December 13, 2020

Closing the Space Between Us (Part 3)