These questions are based on teaching by Bart Stone (EL) and Seth Hoover (WR) on November 13, 2016.
What caught your attention in this message?
Tension | This historical election has culminated in a new president and a country that is still very divided. What still seems to divide us as a people? In what ways has the unrest shifted? In the midst of all this, how is your own heart?
Theology | We said this morning that “Jesus followers should be the most confident, curious, composed, compassionate people in the room.” Which of these areas is the biggest struggle for you?
Application | Look back at Romans 12, in which Paul lists many expressions of love. Which of these needs to be more apparent in your life?
The election is over, but the unrest – while different – is still there. How can you – practically – live in the midst of the unrest?
What do you expect would happen if you started praying specifically for one person in a government position (locally and nationally)? Who might that be?
Vision | This morning we asked, “Where will the grace come from?” How can we, as the church, show grace to our community, country, world and especially those who think differently than us?
Some notes to help with discussion:
Romans 13:1-7: We are called to conscientious citizenship
Matthew 5:43-48: We are called to love our enemies
Matthew 22:34-49: We are called to Love God, Love People
Romans 12:9-20: We are called to live love out.
“Jesus followers should be the most confident, curious, composed, compassionate people in the room.”
confident – your eternity is worked out; you are a son or daughter of God
curious – you are learners above all learners; your God is a god of infinite wisdom
composed – you remember what you used to be and what God did for you
compassionate – you show love and grace to all