Welcome Back – Discussion Guide
Main Idea: The Church is not a place, but a people provoking each other.
Discussion Starter: Do you have someone in your life the pushes you to be better?
Introduction: As many of us have returned, we are also thankful to those who remain at home for their commitment to the Real Love movement, that is called Faith Promise. This week Pastor Chris talked about how the Church is not a place but a people, and that it is not impossible to grow and serve alone, but that we are capable of doing exponentially more together.
Primary Scriptures: Psalm 122:1, Matthew 16:15-19
- What is one thing God has taught you during the last couple months?
Pastor Chris said, “Jesus doesn’t build the Church out of pebbles, He builds it out of people.” What expressions of people being the Church have you seen recently?
- In many times and places throughout history, the people of God (the Church) have been drivers of social justice, movements of love, and change makers who have taken the love of God and message of Jesus to the oppressed, hurting, and marginalized. We should not allow the culture to lead where we are called and equipped to lead. How can you be a part of showing God’s love?
- Read Matthew 16:18 Discuss what you know about Peter. Then discuss what it means that Jesus chose Peter as the foundation on which to build the Church.
Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read Matthew 18:20 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.