Weekly Discussion Guide


From Gathered to Scattered

by Pastor Matt Manning on March 28, 2021


1. Open with prayer. (2-5 min)
2. Share your story... Describe one of your neighbors (on your street, a co-worker, at the gym, or a friendship you're cultivating). What do you know about him or her? (7-10 min)
3. Read 2 Corinthians 3:1-6.
4. Discuss these questions with your group. (20-45 min)

Looking back at your notes from this week's message, was there anything you heard for the first time, stuck with you, challenged or confused you?

Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you, or from you? You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all. And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. (2 Corinthians 3:1-3)

What are three things that a non-Christian would learn about Jesus by looking at your life?

What do you like them to see that might not be there right now?

Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. (2 Corinthians 3:4-6)

In what sense do you have everything you need to build natural bridges for the Gospel with your neighbors? Or do you feel like you might be lacking something you need? If so, what?

Consider the places you go and the people with whom you engage as an opportunity to be used by God to show His love and grace. We believe a mature Christian simply looks for where God is at work and finds a way to join Him there.

Get one of the bottles of the customized Crossroads hot sauces into the hands of a neighbor this week; available in the lobby.

This simple gesture would be a “D1” action in 4D Living …

To learn more, visit https://crossroadsabc.com/living-in-4d 

What is the one important thing you will take away from this weekend's message or our community group discussion? Is there any challenge, difficulty or praise that you would like to share with the group for prayer?

Tags: share the gospel, 2 corinthians

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