Community Group Questions 07.17.22

by Jul 24, 2022

Sermon // “Disappearing Faith” // John 15:4-5

  1. Read John 15:1-4. Jesus uses the illustration of pruning from gardening when describing the process of shaping his people/his church.
    a. Do you see Christ pruning and/or removing branches? If so, give some examples.
    b. Have you experienced pruning? What forms can it take?

 

  1. We live in a society that demonstrates a growing lack of trust in institutions, individualized truth, low levels of commitment and highly values autonomy.
    a. Do you agree? Give examples of these in the U.S.
    b. What has been the response of the church and Christians to this?
    c. How can you respond? Read 1 Peter 3:15-16 and 2 Cor. 10:5 and explain how those verses may guide us.

 

  1. In John 15 Jesus says abide in me 4 times.
    a. Discuss what habits and rhythms in your personal life help
    b. Discuss how the role of making a disciple should help bring about abiding in Christ.
    c. How does setting limitations and having depth of investment a part?

 

  1. Read Galatians 3:24 and discuss how the structure of the Law was a guardian. How are structures still important today for a similar role?