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“The Weightier Matters” by Corey Mitchell

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“The Weightier Matters” by Corey Mitchell
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January 27, 2019
Questions:  Contact Pastor Ric, 

Below are some discussion questions relating to a recent sermon. These are provided so that your Life Group can discuss what was shared. Previous Weeks’ Discussion Guides and Sermon Notes are available through the Sermons under the Resources menu. Click on the sermon series and then the sermon you are interested in.  You will see a paper icon under the sermon title. Click the icon to open the sermon notes. To listen to the sermon, click on the speaker icon. 

Text: Luke 6:1-11; Matthew 5 and 23

  1. Most of us dislike confrontation. When the opportunity comes, especially in your Oikos, to stand in defense of truth of God’s Word, how does Jesus’ example serve as a model for us?

  2. How does Jesus’ statement (Matthew 23) about the “spirit” v. the “letter” of the law affect us? What groups or people do you think struggle the most with this today?  Does personality type affect this?

  3. There are lots of important lifestyle issues in the church today. Divorce, immorality, lifestyle, etc.  Why does it seem that few are concerned with how much we love God since it is the greatest commandment?  What could we do to change this?

  4. Legalism can still be a problem for us. What forms does it take in the church, in our homes, in us?  How can we continue to eliminate it from our churches and our own lives? 

  5. Our kids need to observe our love for God. Discuss some thoughts about parenting  to raise kids who do not struggle with legalism and understand that salvation is not accomplished mainly by obedience/being good but is by Faith and love for God? 

 

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“Making Friends with the Irreputable” by Pastor Tony

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“Making Friends with the Irreputable” by Pastor Tony
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January 20, 2019
Questions:  Contact Pastor Ric, 

Below are some discussion questions relating to a recent sermon. These are provided so that your Life Group can discuss what was shared. Previous Weeks’ Discussion Guides and Sermon Notes are available through the Sermons under the Resources menu. Click on the sermon series and then the sermon you are interested in.  You will see a paper icon under the sermon title. Click the icon to open the sermon notes. To listen to the sermon, click on the speaker icon. 

Text:  Luke 5: 27-31 

  1. People can sense when they are a project. How do we guard against that within our Oikos?

  2. Developing genuine relationships with those who do not share our faith takes us out of our comfort zone. Explain how prayer and the Holy Spirit are essential to being “successful.”  What is a biblical definition of “success” in relationships with people who are not yet believers?

  3. How could social media be used (with care) to advance these relationships?

  4. Why are our core spiritual friendships with believers so important in this process?

  5. As a life group, develop a general strategy to reach those who are not yet Christ followers in your Oikos. How could your life group’s mission be integrated with this strategy? 

    In addition to Pastor Tony’s teaching, here is another resource for you: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/three-tips-on-being-a-friend-of-sinners

  6. Are there limits or set boundaries to lifestyle stuff when building these kinds of relationships? How do we determine this? Why should we avoid judging others (v.30) who don’t hold to our specific standards?
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