The Community of God, Week 3


THE COMMUNITY OF GOD SERIEs, WEEK 3

8 Week Series | Sunday October 14 – Sunday December 2


The Community of God – Outline of Chapters

•  WK 1 – Chapters 1-3

•  WK 2 – Chapters 4-7

•  WK 3 – Chapters 8

•  WK 4 – Chapters 9-10

•  WK 5 – Chapters 11-12

•  WK 6 – Chapters 13-14

•  WK 7 – Chapters 15

•  WK 8 – Chapters 16-18


WK 3 – Chapters 8 Discussion Questions

1.  What do you most love about abiding in community?

2.  What do you most fear about abiding in community?

3.  What does “Saved for Community” mean to you?

4. What are some of the community implications of salvation?

5.  What does it mean to embrace a faith that is bigger than our life or lifetime?

6.  What is God asking you asking you to live for that is bigger than your own life?

 

The Community of God, Week 2


THE COMMUNITY OF GOD SERIEs, WEEK 2

8 Week Series | Sunday October 14 – Sunday December 2


The Community of God – Outline of Chapters

•  WK 1 – Chapters 1-3

•  WK 2 – Chapters 4-7

•  WK 3 – Chapters 8

•  WK 4 – Chapters 9-10

•  WK 5 – Chapters 11-12

•  WK 6 – Chapters 13-14

•  WK 7 – Chapters 15

•  WK 8 – Chapters 16-18


WK 2 – Chapters 4-7 Discussion Questions

1.  Why did God place a forbidden tree in the garden of Eden?

2.  Why did Adam and Eve eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?

3.  What are the ways you try to seize control and power over your own life?

4.  What does sin do to relationships?

5.  What is the difference between the language of a healthy marriage and an unhealthy marriage? How does this apply to other relationships?

6.  What does Cain’s behavior show us about the connection between our relationship with God and our relationship with those entrusted to our care

7.  Why is a partisan spirit so divisive in a community?

8.  What are some ways God frustrated the fruitfulness of humans?

9.  Why were the people of Babel dangerous? Why did God need to frustrate their ability to work together?

10.  Why is it important to realize that depravity is different from powerlessness?

11.  Are you fully yielding your created capability or capacity to God? If not, what talents or gifting does God want you to yield more fully to him?

 

The Community of God, Week 1


THE COMMUNITY OF GOD SERIEs, WEEK 1

8 Week Series | Sunday October 14 – Sunday December 2


The Community of God – Outline of Chapters

•  WK 1 – Chapters 1-3

•  WK 2 – Chapters 4-7

•  WK 3 – Chapters 8

•  WK 4 – Chapters 9-10

•  WK 5 – Chapters 11-12

•  WK 6 – Chapters 13-14

•  WK 7 – Chapters 15

•  WK 8 – Chapters 16-18


WK 1 – Chapters 1-3 Discussion Questions

1. Do you tend to be positive or negative about the possibilities of community? Why?

2. Do you have a more utopian or dystopian view of the church?

3. How have past experiences influenced your view of Christian community?

4. What are some macro-level trends that are influencing the decline of the church?

5. How have the values of the World War II generation, Boomer generation, Generation X and Millennial generation influenced the church?

6. Why do many people struggle trying to form or abide in healthy communities?

7. What does it mean that “God is one but perfect community?”

8. Why was it not good for Adam to be alone?

9. Why did God create human relationships?

10. Is there anything you personally need to die to or give up to better abide in Christian community?

11. What will it cost you to grow in your relationships?