Growth Group Questions Week 5

How many missionaries do you know by name or by sight? What can you tell us about the missionaries you know? How do you pray for them?


Why do you think some professing Christians have little interest in spreading the gospel to the nations? What do you think the church’s purpose is?


What are some ways in which we might better know our missionaries and how to help and pray for them and their children? What are some ways in which we can help our children to be “Glocal” in their attitudes and actions?

GrowthGroup Questions Week 4

Why do you think Jesus gives us this object lesson of grace?

Why did the Law of Moses fail? How does that implicate us, too?

How do we know that the bread and wine do not become the body and blood of Jesus? John 6:35. What is behind that interpretation, and man’s desire to keep offering sacrifices? Why does Peter call every believer a priest? 1 Peter 2:1-10

Growth Group Questions Week 3

Paul clearly is drawing a line in the sand, telling the Corinthians enough is enough. How do we know when to do that?


 Why does Paul spend so much time pointing out his gentleness and the meekness of Jesus in the gospel before he draws the line?


What are the implications of Paul’s challenge, “Examine yourselves”? Are the Corinthians true believers? How and when should we examine ourselves? What did this church need to set right?

Growth Group Questions Week 2

What elements in Paul’s vision increased the opportunity for pride? How did the physical disability preserve humility in him?


How can this “thorn in the flesh” be both God’s doing and a “messenger of Satan”? How might the Cross help us understand this?


Why is weakness the only real path for God’s power and grace? How does Paul use the idea of foolishness to communicate the idea? In what ways do our own weaknesses exalt God’s strength?

Growth group Questions Week 1

How does a spirit-empowered choice to suffer for others differ from co-dependency and desperation for the approval of others?


Suffering for others takes many forms, but what is its essence? That is, what does it look like? How does it work? Have examples?


Suffering for others does not earn our acceptance with God, so what IS the motivation? Joy? Can we relate to Hebrews 12:1-3?