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More Than Yourself
Sun, Jan 13, 2019 What it means to be part of a church.        Series: Want More?    Teacher: Dr. Clay Smith




LIFE Group Questions

 

Starter: What are some stories you have heard about people being hurt in church?

 

Discussion:

  • Read Ephesians 1:11
  • Have you ever been given an assignment at work?  How did it make you feel to be chosen? 
  • If you had to write a mission statement for a church, what would it say?
  • Would you say our church is fulfilling God plan?  Why or why not?
  • Read Ephesians 1:12
  • Think about a group of people who have been spiritually influential in your life?  How did that group start?  What was their hope?
  • Think about a church that causes people to say, “Thank God that church exists!”  What is that church like?  What do they do?  How do they behave?  What are their values?
  • Read Ephesians 1:13a
  • The Billy Graham organization once estimated that the majority of people who are church members in the US are not saved.  In your opinion, why do you think this is?
  • In your experience, do people think of church people as “Good News” people or “Bad News” people?  Why?
  • Read Ephesians 1:13b-14
  • What are signs that the Holy Spirit is at work in a church body?
  • When Jesus returns, God will be glorified and praised.  Everyone will recognize that Jesus is in charge.  Do you think people recognize Jesus is in charge of local churches?  Why or why not?


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