Each week, when a communicator provides questions, we will update them on this page and keep the past few sets of questions available.
Jan 21, 2018 :: God's Big Story: A New Mission
When you think of “Church”, what words or descriptions come to mind for you? What words do you think other people may use to describe church? Discuss the positive and negative perceptions of church.
If church (and a relationship with Jesus) is a combination of 2 words, “Covenant and Kingdom”, discuss where each of us leans? Do you prefer more of the “relationship” or the “responsibility”? Is one more important than the other? What happens if you do one more than the other for a long time? Is that healthy?
Look at Acts 2:42-47 and discuss the 3 “markers” of the church: Revelation, Response, Results. What is one step of obedience you can take to grow in your relationship with Jesus this week?
Jan 14, 2018 :: God's Big Story: A New Creation
Can you trace the story of God’s Presence in the Scripture from Creation in the Garden to the fall, to Jesus, to the church?
Creation - man filled with God’s presence living in his Presence
Fall - presence of God is lost, humanity is spiritually dead
Tabernacle - Presence of God dwelling in Israel’s midst (get near Presence again)
Temple - permanent place of God’s Presence
Jesus - presence of God dwelling in Him (get hands on His Presence)
Church - filled with Spirit as temples of Spirit (Spirit within)
How does this story of God’s Presence given, lost and restored strike you? What sticks out to you in this narrative?
What was the most relevant truth to you in the message? Why did it stick out to you?
What does it mean to you be a temple of the Holy Spirit?
Are you in touch with the Presence of the Spirit in your life? Do you know for sure that you have the Holy Spirit in your life? Do you need to trust Christ and invite His forgiveness into you life through the Presence of the Holy Spirit?
What do you allow to fill your life instead of allowing the Spirit to fill you?
What steps will you take this week to better host and carry God’s Presence?