Small Group Questions on Centered: Relationship With The Church

posted by Bethel Group Life | Sep 17, 2023

Ice Breaker
This Sunday we will focus on our relationship with the church. Share one of your favorite things about church. 

General Study Questions
  • How does this passage fit into the book as a whole?
  • How does it flow from the previous section of the text?
  • What in the passage stands out to you?  
  • How does this passage minister to its original audience?
  • How does this text minister to us today?
  • Is there a sin to confess?
  • Is there a cause for thanksgiving or praise to God?
  • Is there a promise or truth to trust in?
  • Is there an attitude to change?
  • Is there a command to obey or an example to imitate?
  • Is there anything confusing or hard to understand about the passage?  
  • How is the Gospel present in this passage?  
  • What is the single, main point of the passage? 
  • How would you apply this passage to your life?  

Text Specific Questions
  • Read Colossians 1:15-23. How does this passage speak into our relationship with the church through Jesus? 
  • Do I regularly spend 1% of my week (90 minutes) in collective worship?
  • What makes a relationship meaningful? Do I have meaningful and frequent connections with others in the church?
  • Am I coming to church not only to grow spiritually, but also to look for ways to serve and build up our church family?
  • Do I pray regularly for my church and others in the church?
  • What are my spiritual gifts? Am I on a church team and helping the church grow by using the gifts and passions God has given me?
  • Do I spend 1% of my month (approx 2 hrs/week) in a small group to study God’s Word and grow in the 3 relationships?
  • Do I have people in my life that can speak truth to me about myself, and I regularly seek out and welcome their advice, encouragement and correction?
  • Am I giving financially in a way that is generous and sacrificial? 

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