Group Discussion Guide – Becoming Sermon Series – Week of October 1


Sermon Discussion Guide

  • Have you ever made a decision that shaped your life? Have you ever made a decision you came to regret in some way?

Read James 2:1-13

  • Has there been a time when you played favorites or discriminated against someone? Have you observed discrimination recently?  When we look down our noses at someone else, is love evident in our lives?

 

  • What character issues cause favoritism and discrimination? Kirk talked about four types of poverty that we may have to deal with (emotional, spiritual, relational, material).  What specific actions do you need to take to address your poverty?

 

  • What are the characteristics that shape your life? James 2:8 talks about the “Royal Law” to love your neighbor as yourself.    How does love shape your character?   Does love define who you are as a Jesus follower?  How is that evident in the way you live?

 

Read Matthew 22:34-40

  • What are the characteristics that shape your life? James 2:8 talks about the “Royal Law” to love your neighbor as yourself.    How does love shape your character?   Does love define who you are as a Jesus follower?

 

Going Deeper – The Last 10%

  • What does love require of us? Think about the people who cross your path each day.  What do you need to do to show love to them?   Spend some time praying as a group that God will show you what love requires of you this week.