Before the Session

  • Have the Bible Background Video ready to view.
  • Review today’s scripture text and the session activities to help better facilitate the discussion.
  • Encourage your group to listen to the Faithelement podcast ahead of the next session (Share the link via email or social media).


Start by asking:

  • How many social media accounts do you have and why?
  • What would that be like if you had to do an interview to get a social networking account?

Play the Twitter video and ask:

  • What did you think of that interview?
  • How faithfully do you think it resembles the real world of social networking?
  • How political are you on your social networking and why
  • Why do people seem to get addicted to speaking out with uninformed arrogant opinions?
  • If you could change the way people do social networking, what would you do?


Read Matthew 21:1-11, then watch the Bible Background Video.

Ask questions like these:

  • How do you think the two disciples felt about going to get a donkey colt?
  • What do you you think they understood as the probable significance of this act?
  • What does it mean to ride in humbly on a donkey?
  • Why did the crowd cry ‘Hosanna” to Jesus?
  • What is the significance of the term “Son of David” in this context?
  • What do you think of Jesus’ version of political activism and how do you balance that with humility?


Play the “Credit” movie clip and the “Line” movie clip from The Resurrection of Gavin Stone and ask:

  • How do we balance the power of God within us with humility?
  • At what points in his ministry can you recall Jesus doing that?
  • How do we balance caring for what we believe to be injustices in the world with a humble spirit?
  • At what points might our inability to cultivate such a humble spirit act against our faith?
  • What might we do to be redemptive of good people or ideas that are failing because of their inability to cultivate humility?

Close in prayer.

Writer: Jon Self

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