Community Group Questions 6.27.21

by Jun 27, 2021

Sermon // “A Healthy Unity in Diversity” Ephesians 4

1. How did the Spirit encourage, challenge, or convict you on this sermon (or this series on worship)?

2. God is both transcendent (see 1 Chronicles 29:11) and immanent (see Isaiah 57:15). How should this affect the way we worship the Lord during the Sunday morning worship service?

3. John Piper says, “Truth without emotion produces dead orthodoxy and a church full of artificial admirers (like people who write generic anniversary cards for a living). On the other hand, emotion without truth produces empty frenzy. . . shallow people who refuse the discipline of rigorous thought. But true worship comes when deep emotion meets deep doctrine. Strong affections for God rooted in truth are the bone and marrow of biblical worship.” How does this inform the way we should view studying God’s word? (cf. Psalm 111:2)

4. The Bible speaks about the importance of learning from brothers and sisters from the past, as well as the present (see Psalm 78:6–7 and Hebrews 12:1). Who are some saints, who have lived in church history, that have encouraged you today? What are some ways we can find encouragement through the brothers and sisters who have gone before us?

5. Biblical Corporate Worship cannot be done over a computer screen (see Hebrews 10:24–25). How have members in our church “stirred you to love and good works” and become more passionate worshipers of Jesus?