THE ONLY THING THAT COUNTS – PART 4

October 11th, 2020

SERMON HIGHLIGHTS

Discussion Questions

The Only Thing That Counts, Part 4

Sermon Discussion Questions: October 10 & 11

 

INTRODUCE: How have you shown love to your neighbors during the last few months? 

 

READ:  Matthew 5:43-48

 

WATCH: Sermon Video Highlights  

 

DISCUSS: 

 

  • Have you ever started praying for someone who was difficult to love and seen your heart changed? 

 

 

  • Have you seen outrageous love in your social media? What statements have you seen that demonstrated that?

 

 

  • Have you identified any enemies in your life because you are disgusted by them? 

 

 

  • Have you identified any enemies in your life because you have contempt for them?  

 

 

  • What does it mean to you when you hear Pastor Robert say we need to “fall in love with love again?”

 

 

What else?  What other questions do you have as you continue to hear these sermons on The Only Thing that Counts?  How are you being impacted? 

 

PRAY

Lord, help me to love my enemies in ways that mirror the love of Jesus with the leper, the Centurion…and even me.  

 

SHARE & PRAY

Share one thing you need prayer for today…

  • Take time to pray for one person at a time
  • Invite the Holy Spirit to guide your time 
  • Listen to the Lord for guidance in how to pray for one another

 

…and then pray….

 

THE ONLY THING THAT COUNTS – PART 3

October 4th, 2020

SERMON HIGHLIGHTS

Discussion Questions

The Only Thing That Counts, Part 3

Sermon Discussion Questions: October 3 & 4

INTRODUCE: 

READ: 2 Samuel 9.1-8

WATCH: Video Highlight

  1. Is it possible for us to love unconditionally as God loves us? Why do you think kindness is a fruit of the Spirit?

  1. Why do you think kindness is an overlooked way to love others?

  1. How have you received God’s loving-kindness?

  1. Have you ever been taken in and treated as family (as Mephibosheth was by David)? If so, how did it feel?

  1. What kind of simple tasks can you do with unusual kindness?

  1. Are you looking for some to whom you can be kind to…
    • in your household?
    • in your neighborhood?
    • at work?
    • at school?

  1. Are there relationships or settings or situations in your life in which you’re tempted toward incivility? What would it look like to replace that incivility with kindness?

PRAY

Lord, help me to be kind and compassionate to others, forgiving others, just as in Christ you forgave me.

SHARE & PRAY

Share one thing you need prayer for today…

  • Take time to pray for one person at a time
  • Invite the Holy Spirit to guide your time 
  • Listen to the Lord for guidance in how to pray for one another

…and then pray….

THE ONLY THING THAT COUNTS – PART 2

September 27th, 2020

SERMON HIGHLIGHTS

Discussion Questions

The Only Thing that Counts: Part 2

OPEN: Think of a repair or kitchen task that you have done recently. What was the most important thing that you needed in order for it to get done? What made you pick that as the most important?

READ: Galatians 5:6 Hosea 1:2-8, 2:5-6, 3:1, Romans 5:8, I John 3:16, 4:16,

WATCH: The Only Thing that Counts Highlight Video (LINK)

DISCUSS:

  1. Discuss the different ways in which the story of Hosea and Gomer points to the greatest story ever told, that of God’s love for you. Which aspect of the story “touches” you the most and why?

  1. Read Romans 5:8 together.  Dissect and discuss the phrases and ideas in this verse using points made in the sermon. How are you personally impacted by this verse?

  1. Discuss what it means to you to say that your faith is fueled by something…whether it is being right, anger, fear, politics, or something else. Practically, what would it look like to have a faith fueled by love?

  1. What would you say fuels your faith and how does it show the world the heart of God?

  1. We live in a world of broken covenants between nations, with people groups and in personal relationships. These bring about anger, hurt, revenge and divisions. How can you be a person who demonstrates what it looks like to keep a covenant and thus speak for God in a difficult situation?

  1. What do you think it means when Pastor Robert says, “We need to fall in love with love again?”  Very practically speaking, how might you look, respond and speak differently a week from today if you did fall in love with love again? (47:28-49:38)

PRAYER:

Spend time thanking God for the different ways He has shown unconditional love for you. Thank Him very specifically for the ways in which He has provided opportunities for you to put His heart on display for the world.

SHARE & PRAY

Based on today’s discussion what would you like to receive from God?   

    • Take time to pray for one person at a time
      • Invite the Holy Spirit to guide your time 
      • Listen to the Lord for guidance in how to pray for one another

…and then pray….

THE ONLY THING THAT COUNTS – PART 1

September 20th, 2020

SERMON HIGHLIGHTS

Discussion Questions

Introduction

Where do you come from or what city did you come from?  How did that form or impact who you are today?

Watch Sermon Highlight Video

Why does what you believe matter?

When it comes to Law – being and doing “right” and Grace “you are loved and there is nothing you can do about it”- where do you naturally settle most easily?

What is the name you most often address God in prayer?

How do you or would you know someone is a Christian?

What kind of fuel is in your tank? Regular, Unleaded or High Octane?

What energizes you?

Share and Pray

Based on this discussion what would you like to receive from God?   

Take time to pray for one person at a time

Invite the Holy Spirit to guide your time

Listen to the Lord for guidance in how to pray for one another

…and then pray….