Community Group Homework
For the week of March 5, 2017
1. Would you rather take a hike in the mountains or a walk on the beach?
2. Would you rather have people watch you dance or listen to you sing?
Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
TALK ABOUT IT
On Sunday, Darrick said, “People who have experienced a transformed life in Christ and are fully engaged in the life of the church invite others to experience what they’ve experienced.” That sounds simple, but doesn’t always feel that way.
– Do you find it difficult or not difficult to talk about your faith with others? What are some of the challenges that you deal with in this area?
– What factors in current culture make it difficult to talk about your faith?
In Romans 10, Paul writes that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved, and then he describes a process of people making that call. Have someone from your group read Romans 10:13-15 and discuss.
– Of all the things Paul mentions (calling, believing, hearing, telling, sending) which seems most crucial to you? Why?
– What do you think the responsibility is of every Christian when it comes to proclaiming the gospel to others? Are there people who have a greater responsibility in this area than others?
– If you are a Christian, how did you hear about Christ? Who are some of the people that proclaimed Christ to you?
– What are some of the ways that the gospel is “good news” for us and for others?
When it comes to sharing our faith, there are different levels of opportunity that present themselves. On Sunday we talked about INVITING to church, TELLING our story, and SHARING the gospel.
– Which one of these methods of proclaiming is the most natural for you? Which is the most challenging?
– What have you found to be the best way to share your faith with others?
– Can you think of a time when an opportunity to invite, tell, or share presented itself when you weren’t expecting it? What happened?
– What kind of training or resources do you think would help you to share your faith more often?
WRAPPING IT UP
Someone once said, “Take time to talk to God about your friends before you talk to your friends about God.” Take time for each person in your community group to identify someone that they would like to bring the “good news” to. Pray for those people and the members of your group.
Are there any needs that we can pray for tonight?