A Church in Crisis – A Church Divided (week 2)
Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!
Before we jump into our study, let’s take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:
– Movement towards Each Other
– Movement towards God
– Movement towards our Community
Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.
CURRENT SERIES: A Church in Crisis
The Church at Corinth is very similar to the Church in America. We will walk through 1 Corinthians and apply the major themes of this book to our church today.
Last Week: How has Jesus made a difference in your life? Who do you need to tell?
Two Weeks Ago: Encourage a mom this week.
“ I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. 18 For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.” Romans 16:17–18
Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
Where do you normally sit in church?
Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What kind of car do you drive?
Who is your mechanic?
How many of you have read the manual on your car?
What would happen if you went to the mechanic and told them how you think they should work on your car, based on your knowledge of the manual?
Read 1 Corinthians 3:1-4
Why do you go to church?
What do you love about church?
What would you change about church?
Of those two lists, which one gets more focus?
What is the danger of complaining about “church”?
What happens if you have had a “bad church” experience?
How can divisiveness cause us to lose sight of the mission of the church?
Read 1 Corinthians 4:1-5
What should you look for in a church?
Should preferences matter? Why/Why not?
How many opinions/preferences do you think there are in a local church?
Should preferences and opinions take precedent over Scripture? Why/why not?
What do you think it is like to be a pastor in church?
Read Luke 6:43-45; Proverbs 6:16,19; Romans 16:17-18
What is the warning in these passages?
How could satan use that in a church?
Why is it so important we guard against it?
Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
What’s the last encouraging thing you have said about your church? Make it a point to tell someone that this week.
Checking In Each Time We Meet:
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