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IT’S ALL GOOD, Part 1: Is It Really?

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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, “Is It Really?”, part 1 of the IT’S ALL GOOD message series, with Pastor Shawn M. Shoup.

KEY SCRIPTURES

  • Luke 16:16 NIV

TALK IT OUT

Discuss these questions with someone—maybe a family member, friend, or member of your Connect Group. Use a communication method that works best for your situation. 

Start talking.

Find a conversation starter for your group.  

  • What was your favorite part about Thanksgiving week this year? Why do you think that is?
  • Do you have some pics or video to share? Tell us about them.

Start thinking.

Ask a question to get your group thinking. 

  • How would you explain your answers to the two opening questions from this Sunday’s message? They were: 1) Is it (Christianity) true? And, 2) Is it good?

Start sharing.

Choose a question to create openness. 

  • The statement, “Jesus was good news of great joy to all people” was really good news to the people who first heard it. Why do you think it isn’t as widely received as good news in our American culture today?
  • Explain how the Good News has been significant and/or good in your life.
  • What is the difference between simply believing in Jesus and following Jesus?
  • How counter-cultural is it to both “be good” and “do good” to those around us, even if they hate or mistreat you? Why do you think Jesus asks us to love everybody?

Start praying.

Be bold and pray with power. 

Father, I want to be Good News to the world around me. Help me to not only be transformed by Your goodness but also do good unto others and to those in my community and the world beyond. Thank You for coming to our world and shining Your light so bright, so that, now, I can go and do the same.

Amen and amen.

Start doing.

Commit to a step and live it out this week. 

  • Think about, and journal, some practical daily rhythms you can put in your life to follow Jesus, not simply believe in Him.
  • Ask God to show you how to follow Jesus in your school, workplace, family, etc. — how you can be Good News wherever you go.

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