Sermon Discussion Guide 2.7

During the lifegroup semester, we will be posting sermon discussion guides that can be used in either a group setting or for further personal study and reflection.

DATE MESSAGE PREACHED: Sunday, February 7, 2021
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Leviticus 1:1 | Psalm 51:15-16 | Romans 12:1 | Leviticus 4 | Leviticus  13 | 1 Peter 2:4-10 | Galatians 6:9 | Philippians 2:3-4 | Romans 3:23 | John 2:13 | Ephesians 5:2
SERIES TITLE: Sundays in February
REVIEWING THE MESSAGE: To view the message, go to https://kingsway.church/media 
ICEBREAKER
Get a bowl, a towel, and some soap. Spend some time washing the hands of other people in your group. Leviticus  talks a great deal about being ceremonially clean, or unclean. We know that only the blood of Jesus Christ can  ever wash away our sins, but in the simple act of washing another person's hands, we are reminded that Christ  makes us clean and he demonstrated that in washing the feet of the apostles. This act of washing someone's hands  also is a reminder to us that we need to think less about ourselves and focus on serving others.


DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
1. How can we follow the example of Jesus Christ and serve others throughout our daily lives?
2. Read 1 Peter 2:4-10
a. We are called to be a royal priesthood. Will you be a person that brings forth a sacrifice? b. We are called to be light in the darkness. Does the light of Christ shine through in your service to others? c. God has always required a sacrifice to atone for the sins of man. Have you accepted the free gift of salvation? d. Do you treat everything you say and do as an act of service unto the Lord?
e. Do people see the love of Christ when they look at your life?
f. Do you spend time each morning, thanking the Lord for saving you and making you clean before God? g. How is your life an example to others?

MOVING FORWARD
Ask group members to spend time on the following over the next week as they review the message and group  discussion.  
● Read the scripture verses from this week’s message and reflect on what you learned this week.
● Do you understand the true meaning of the servant's towel and what it represents?
● Be intentional in doing something to serve others this week.
● Spend time in worship encouraged by what you learned and heard from God during this week’s message.

RENEWING YOUR MIND
"Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.." Colossians 3:23

Discussion guide prepared by: Paul McCullough
Paul and his family came to Kingsway four years ago, after moving back to the United States from an overseas military tour in Japan. He has been with his bride, Heather, for 21 years and they have been blessed with two great kids, Paul IV and Sarah. Paul is passionate about ministry, working full time at the American Bible Society and engaging at Kingsway in KLS, Growth Track, Next Steps, and LifeGroups. He enjoys spending his spare time reading, building nanoblocks, and watching great movies.

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