Apr. 22 - Judging Poorly (1 Cor. 5:1-13)
First listen to the sermon (posts Sun. afternoon). Then use the ideas below to help you and your group apply what the Lord is teaching you.
Icebreaker idea: What's one way God has brought joy into your life recently?
A way to pray: Pray for our church to pursue unity – to be grace-filled, patient, loving, quick to repent when wrong, and quick to forgive when wronged. Pray, too, that we would judge rightly, in a way that promotes unity and pictures Christ well to the 2,000 people we're seeking to reach for Him by 2022.
Talk It Over:
- Treasuring God: How does a growing relationship with God help us want to flee temptation, avoid sin, and repent quickly when we do sin?
- Being Transformed: What are some wrong ways we tend to judge? How does the gospel change the way we judge?
- Loving Others: How can judging be the loving thing to do? What are some of the pitfalls that can make it unloving?
- Pursuing Unity: How does the right kind of judging increase our unity as a church family? How does the wrong kind of judging (or not judging at all) undermine unity?