To further the conversation started by the weekend message, use these discussion questions in a group study or for personal reflection.
Our message this week – Walk Across.
1. God was certainly at work across all our campuses this weekend. Take time now to praise God and to celebrate how He moved this past weekend.
- Do you have someone you know that walked across the bridge for salvation or baptism this weekend?
2. When we sin we miss the mark, we miss the target, we do not measure up to God. Romans 3:23 & Isaiah 59:2 tell us this.
- Talk about your life before Christ, about what it was like for you.
3. Pastor Zach told us during the message this weekend that we needed to be bold. The message of the weekend is one of salvation and walking across the bridge provided by Jesus to cover what separates us from God. Pastor Zach referenced John 2:1-10 in which we read about Mary, Jesus’ mother, telling the servants around him to “just do it”, to just do whatever He tells them to do. It takes a boldness to “just do it”, it takes a boldness to walk forward in a service to accept Christ for salvation or for baptism, it takes a boldness to witness to people.
- Talk about when you were saved, when you accepted Christ. Did you find that it required a boldness?
- Who first shared the gospel with you? Was there a boldness on their part required?
- When have you displayed a boldness in your faith to witness to others?
4. 1 Timothy 2:5 and John 5:24 tell us that Christ is our mediator and that believing in Him means that instead of death we have life, and that believing in Him means we do not come under judgment.
- Why is it so important for us to have a mediator between ourselves and God?
5. Hebrews 12:2 tells us that Christ had joy laid before Him even as He suffered for us. Pastor Zach shared that the joy being spoken about was the joy of our salvation.
- Talk for a few minutes about what this means. Have you ever watched a parent or family member who struggled and possibly took on a burden that they did not have to, possibly a burden that belonged to someone else, and that by doing so they were over joyed that their children or family were spared that pain or burden?
6. Romans 10:11-13 tells us that whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed, and will be saved.
- Talk about what life is like now for you after salvation. How is your life different?
7. Through the discussion questions this week you have discussed your life before accepting Christ as Lord and Savior. You have discussed how you were saved, what was happening in your life at the time, and who witnessed to you. Then you discussed the difference in your life. You have in essence gone through your testimony that you would share with others to lead them to Christ.
- After watching so many people come forward this weekend for salvation and baptism, after seeing how God can move, after experiencing Him move in your own life, who will you share your testimony with?
- Who do you still need to be intentional about inviting to Faith Promise and to group?
- Who is still on your top ten list – your list of the top ten people you would like to see accept Christ into their hearts and lives?
8. Spend time now, again this week, praying for your top ten list with your group.
Faith Promises’ scripture verse for 2013: