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LIGHTS SHINE BRIGHT, Part 3: Going Deeper Questions

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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, “All Things To All People”, from part 3 of the LIGHTS SHINE BRIGHT message series with Pastor Shawn M. Shoup.

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  • When Jesus died on the Cross, the veil that physically separated God’s Holy place from all who were unworthy to stand in His presence was miraculously torn. Jesus’ sacrifice made a way for everyone, regardless of religious standing, to commune with God. 
    • Why do you think that Christians have spent so much of the past 2000 years trying to sew that curtain back together?
    • In what ways do you see the church of today trying to hide their light back inside that curtain, away from the world?
    • Do you feel that you hide your light from the world? If so, do you feel that it was done on purpose or absentmindedly?
  • Our human nature is to shy away from danger. To shy away from risk. And there is some risk in shining our God-given light in the dark places of this world. 
    • Think about it: what dangers of shining your light in the dark places might you be shying away from? What fears might be guiding your choices?
    • Are these fears logical? Are they realistic?
    • Is the reward for shining your light in spite of these fears worth it? Is bringing freedom to those who live in the dark a calculated and worthy risk?

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