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THIS IS US, Part 2: Going Deeper Questions

We loved seeing everyone at church this weekend!  Feel free to message us during the week if you have any questions about the sermon. If you missed this week’s message, or want to hear it again, be sure to check out our SERMONS Page. Messages are generally posted each week by Wednesday morning.

Every week, it’s our goal to provide you with some questions to process the message deeper, either personally, or with a small group. Here are some questions for you to consider from this week’s message, “Gently Used”, Part 2 of the THIS IS US message series with Pastor Shawn M. Shoup.

KEY SCRIPTURE

TALK IT OUT

  • Talk about something you’ve accomplished as part of a group or team. Why couldn’t you have achieved that result on your own?
  • Your relationship with God isn’t just about your vertical relationship with Him; it’s also about your horizontal relationships with other people. Have you ever grown in your faith because of your relationship with someone else?
  • Have you given anyone permission to help you practically live out your faith by asking you tough questions, inspiring you to be courageous, and then following up? Do you also help others put their belief into action? How?
  • Read Hebrews 10:19–25. Is there anything in your life that you’re trying to do (or get through) on your own right now? How can some face-to-face time with a group or peer spur you on or encourage you
  • Faith comes alive in community. Take some time to celebrate the ways this group has spurred one another on already. If you need a place to start, use The-One-Another List:
 Forgive one another, Accept one another, Care for one another, Encourage one another, Submit to one another
, Restore one another
, Carry one another’s burdens
, and Bear with one another.
  • When we isolate ourselves from each other, we inevitably isolate ourselves from God. What are some practical ways you can continue to spur one another on and encourage each other to grow in your faith?

MOVING FORWARD

Simply believing in what God says isn’t enough; doing is what makes all the difference when it comes to seeing fruit in your life. In community, we have the opportunity to encourage, support, and encourage one another on toward love and good deeds. Do not give up meeting together!

THIS WEEK

Read Hebrews 10:19–25 and thank God for all that he is doing in your group. Also take time to pray for the people who will be joining groups of their own in the coming weeks.

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