Discussion Questions: Glorious Ruins – Week Four

Glorious Ruins-Square

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 – Glorious Ruins – Ruined To Glorious

1.  God desires intimacy with us. The enemy attacks us to disrupt that  intimacy with God. One of those attacks comes in the form of our emotions. Part of the problem is that we are emotional beings. God gave us emotions, which is good. However when we allow those emotions to be the driving factor, or the engine, as opposed to the trailer, or the caboose in our illustration, that is bad. Emotions can derail us.

–  Share about a time in which your emotions got you into trouble or damaged a relationship.

2.  Pastor shared that our emotions can tell us that we are unworthy, unworthy of His love, unworthy of His grace, unworthy of salvation and Christs death on the cross.

–  Sometimes we think this because we rationalize that God views us and our sin as we do. When we do this and we do not rely on what He teaches us in scripture then we have faulty thinking. In what ways, environments, or circumstances might our thinking and emotions not line up with scripture? When we’re tired, angry, stressed, in a new environment, etc?

–  What does scripture teach us in Ephesians 3:12 and in Hebrews 4:16? What does it look like when we live out Hebrews 4:12?

3.  In 1 Corinthians 1:29-31 we learn that we are in Christ by His doing…

–  In what ways should we find reassurance in that fact?

4.  Christ died on the cross for you personally.

–  If you live each day with that in mind and not only accept it but embrace that fact how will that impact your walk, your life, your relationships, your witness?

5.  Did you invite someone to FP over Easter weekend?

–   If so, and they declined your invitation will you continue to invite them and look for another opportunity? Will you intentionally remain in prayer for them until that next opportunity?

–  If so, and  they accepted your invitation share about that experience.

Scripture verses:

Ephesians 3:12

Hebrews 4:16

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Revelation 3:20

Faith Promises’ scripture verse for 2014:

Genesis 26:12