In this sermon series, we go back and recapture the basic understanding of faith from the perspective of a child. Small steps lead to great journeys. Simple lessons lead to profound faith. “Unless you become like a child you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven:” which means we have a lot to unlearn before we get there.
Paul wants the people of the church in Corinth to stop fighting each other for position in the church. Instead, out of love he wants each person to live into who they are called to be and then cooperate with others who are also living into who they are called to be. We are all on our way to becoming who we are called to be. Someday we will understand everything. In the meantime, Paul tells us that God knows each of us fully, and loves us anyway. It is this relationship and acceptance that can encourage us in the midst of our becoming.
Small Group Questions: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Week 4: Fully Known
- In reading 1 Corinthians 13:11-13 and/or recalling the sermon you listened to, what did you find most interesting or important?
- When was the first time you ever felt like you weren’t good enough? What happened?
- Who in your life knows the most about you and accepts you anyway? What does that do for you?
- Is this small group a place where you feel you can be real? Why or why not?
- What does the best version of YOU look like? How can we encourage you this week to live into who you were created to be.
Taking the Next Step of Discipleship
God knows us fully and loves us fully, faults and all. Our best relationships, whether family, friendly, or romantic, are real relationships where we can be ourselves and be accepted for who we truly are. Being able to be yourself in a relationship is freeing and allows you to live more fully into who we are called to be. We strive to create these kind of real relationships in Group Life. Take the next step of discipleship today and encourage someone you know to register for Group Launch so they can enjoy the same kind of life giving relationships that you do.