21 Mar Discussion Guide: What About Week 6
Before We Get Started
For our discussion today we will be using the sermon series discussion guides. If you would like to follow along you can access this discussion guide on the website at mosaicchurchaustin.com and then select “community group resources” in the menu options.
Because the main goal of our time together is to establish relationships and learn how to walk with one another in all that God has called us to be and do, we’d like to begin by praying for one another. So, does anyone have anything you’d like us to pray for, or anything to share regarding how you’ve seen God moving in your life that we can celebrate together.
This Week’s Topic
This week we continue our series titled What About? We will be taking a look at emotional, cultural, and rational reasons for not only why we can believe the claims of Christianity, but also why would should want to believe those claims to be true.
Why You Can Trust The Bible
What does the Bible mean to you?
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
“It ain’t the parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it’s the parts that I do understand.”
What are some parts of Scripture that people tend to have a hard time with?
What are some parts of Scripture that you tend to have a hard time with?
Why do you think people have trouble believing, trusting, or obeying Scripture?
Is it possible that people are wrong in their objections to the Bible?
“And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?”
How might seeing Jesus, and His redemptive love, as the whole point of Scripture change the way you interpret and understand what the Bible has to say?
If the Bible is actually about God’s loving design for humanity, humanity’s rebellion against that design, and God’s Grace-filled and sacrificially-loving redemption of humanity and our purpose, then what would submission to that produce?
What kind of heart-posture is required to read the Bible that way?
How can we model what Scripture actually teaches so others might get a better understanding of what the Bible is really all about?