DROP THE MIC, Part 4: Religion Is On the Mic

DROP THE MIC, Part 4: Religion Is On the Mic

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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, “Religion is On the Mic”, part 4 of the DROP THE MIC message series, with Pastor Shawn M. Shoup.


  • Acts 17:23-31 TPT


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.  

  • It’s Vacation Bible School week at Destiny! Did you ever go to VBS as a child? If so, share your memories.

Start thinking.

Ask a question to get your group thinking. 

  • Have you ever had the mentality that you have to do more to earn God’s grace and favor? Why do you think you thought that way?
  • Can religion ever be a good thing? Why or why not?

Start sharing.

Choose a question to create openness. 

  • What is it like to find freedom from the treadmill of religion and works?
  • How can you help others who are still struggling with a religious works mentality? What do you say to them?

Start praying.

Be bold and pray with power. 

Jesus, I thank You for coming and bringing me freedom that I found at the Cross. You love me so much that you completed all the work for me! How can I ever forget? Help me to remember.

Amen and amen.

Start doing.

Commit to a step and live it out this week. 

Pastor Shawn gave us 7 things that God is saying about you to put on the mic — one for every day of the week. Take one of these to put on the mic every day!

  1. When I couldn’t do enough to save MYSELF, Jesus did enough to save me.
  2. I don’t work for God’s love, but I do good work because I am already fully LOVED by Him.
  3. Spiritual HABITS can improve our quality of life, but only our Savior can satisfy our soul.
  4. I am a FRIEND of God.
  5. The enemy can no longer condemn in me what God has already condemned and crucified on the CROSS.
  6. I am the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God in Christ.
  7. I desire to be a carrier of GRACE, not a courier of guilt.


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