18 Nov Discussion Guide: The People of Mosaic Week 3
In case you missed the Live Big reveal two Sundays ago, here’s the recap video to bring you up to speed.
This week we continue our series titled The People of Mosaic. We will be talking about, and taking a look at, the collective impact we can make when we give big, serve joyfully, and love passionately as Jesus-people. What if we became a church that was known as much by our lavish generosity as we were by our Biblical theology? How might God use us to change our city, our state, our nation, and even our world? Let’s talk about it and see what happens.
How did you first come to be part of the Mosaic community?
What was it that made you want to stick around and be part of this community?
1 Peter 4:8-11
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 11whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
What does it mean for us to “Keep loving one another earnestly?”
What do you suppose Peter means when he says, “Love covers a multitude of sins?”
What does it look like to show hospitality to one another (without grumbling)?
How would you say we, as a community group, are doing at fulfilling these scriptures? Where are we doing well? Where could we improve?
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
What kind of church was this?
What impact did they have on their world?
What kind of church do you think your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and/or family want to be a part of?
What do you think it takes for Mosaic to be that kind of church?
How might that kind of church impact our city and communities?
Again, Peter tells us, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”
How would you say God has gifted you? How do you feel He has called you to use those gifts to serve others?
How might we encourage and partner with one another in using our gifts to impact our church and our city?