A Legacy of Concern - Nov 11

 
 
 

A Legacy of Concern (Week 2) - Discussion Guide

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OPEN

What is something that concerns or worries you personally?

 

REFLECT

What resonated with you from this sermon? How did this sermon deepen your faith?

Read 2 Timothy 3:1-9.

To what time period is Paul referring to when he talks about “the last days?” Which trait of the “last days” makes you the most apprehensive? Why?

What are some prevalent characteristics of the world (things that are “out there”) that find their way into the church (“in here”)? What are characteristics of the world that find their way into your life specifically?

What should be the disposition of Jesus followers when we see worldliness in our own lives and in the lives of our brothers and sisters in Christ? See 1 Corinthians 5:2, 2 Corinthians 12:21, and James 4:9 for how Paul and James thought about this.

Do you find that you have the same disposition as Paul and James? Why or why not? Should your disposition be the same as theirs? Why or why not?

How and why do you think Christians ought to engage with the world? Should Christians separate themselves? Should Christians look like the world up until the point of sin? Should they try and legislate their beliefs? 

Read Matthew 5:13-16 and 1 Peter 2:11-12. How do these passages shed light on a Christian’s identity and how they ought to engage with the world?

APPLY 

Gary talked quoted from Hebrews 12:1-3 in his sermon talking about how we must fix our eyes first and foremost on Jesus. What does that look like you from a practical standpoint? What do you find often takes your gaze off of Jesus?

How can your group help you pursue a life of devotion and holiness with the Lord?

What is one way that you can pursue the good of others around you this week?

 

PRAY

This week share any concerns you might have and bring them to Jesus.

 

NEXT STEPS

What we choose to leave behind says a lot about us. We all want our families, friends, and businesses to be secure and stable when we’re gone, so we set up wills, trust funds put all sorts of plans and strategies into place. But how often are we investing into the people, relationships, and decisions that have the potential to last for eternity? Here are some next steps to help you explore what it looks like to leave behind a worthwhile legacy:

To go deeper in your relationship with God and others, here are some next steps for you:

  1. Join us for Welcome to the Creek! This is a place where you can find out more information about who we are as a church. This experience occurs the 1st and 3rd weekend of every month in South Room 2 during the 11am service. If you attend Shelby Street, you can make an appointment for a Welcome to the Creek session.

  2. Visit the Legacy Sermon Resource page for further resources on 2 Timothy.

  3. Check out the Dwell app. This is a new audio Bible app that keeps Scripture in your ears and on your heart. You can download this app on your mobile device. You can get more information about it at dwellapp.io.