COMMUNITY GROUP QUESTIONS
This week we wrap up our sermon series “Running on Empty” as we have been looking at the importance of spiritual disciplines on the lives of believers. Throughout our series we have seen that one consequence of letting our spiritual tanks run dry is that we begin to struggle and sputter in our walk with the Lord. In this final week we look at two more spiritual disciplines that are often overlooked, especially when we begin operating in our own strength. These disciplines are fellowship and outreach.
As we commit ourselves to these disciplines, we need to remember the thread that ties them all together are the relationships we build, and the one relationship that defines all our relationships is the one we have with Christ.
Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another.”
2 Corinthians 5:20 "Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God."
Colossians 3:14 "And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony."
Read: Hebrews 10:19-25, Luke 5:17-26, 27-32, 2 Corinthians 5:20, Colossians 3:14, Proverbs 27:17, John 9
1. In what ways can/should we live out the gospel in our relationships with other believers? (What does real fellowship?)
2. What should it look like to live out the gospel in our relationships with those who are not believers? (Two Examples are given in Luke 5:17-26 and Luke 5:27-32.)
-Using these two examples be specific as to what we can do as individuals, as a church, or even as a community group to put actions to our words?
3. (From last week’s questions, but this week’s sermon) In John 9 what does the story of the blind man tell us about the role we play in proclaiming the gospel?
-There were three specific elements to the testimony he gave. What were they?
-Using these three elements as our guideline, are we as qualified as he was to share the the gospel with those who need Jesus?
4. What is your “now I see story?”
Memorize/Meditate: 2 Corinthians 5:20 "Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God."