Why Church? Week 1
Worship, Love, Compassion
1. What is your church background and do you have any examples of when the church has worked well (not lame) as Bret described in his sermon?
2. Check in on your Ephesians study…how’s it going? Are you becoming an expert in Ephesians? Why or why not? Here’s an in-depth study tip to prepare for the upcoming series: Read Ephesians and make a note of every mention of “church”. What does it say? What can you learn?
Check out the Ephesians Survival Guide here.
3. Here’s a quote from the message this past Sunday, “Just because the ideal isn’t met, doesn’t mean the ideal isn’t real.” What are some areas or experiences in your life where you’ve found this to be true? What about in your current church experience?
Helping one another experience Jesus
Baptism Sundayis next week! Encourage one another by sharing your own Baptism stories or what pushed you over the line as an adult to declare Jesus as Lord of your life.
Helping people far from God experience Jesus
Pastor Bret mentioned a book called Humilitas by John Dickson. In it he shows historically how humility was not an honorable human trait until Jesus revolutionized the world through his life, teachings, death and resurrection. Have you ever thought about why humility should be admired? Without God and Jesus does it even make sense? How could this help you in your conversations with people far from God?