Sermon Discussion Guide 2.21

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 21, 2021
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Matthew 16:13-20 | Acts 2:42-46 | Ephesians 4:11 | 1 Timothy 1-3 | 1 Peter 4 | 1 Corinthians 13 | Romans 7 | Ephesians 4:1-3 | Numbers 16 | 1 Thessalonians 4:3 SERIES TITLE: Sundays in February
REVIEWING THE MESSAGE: To view the message, go to https://kingsway.church/media

ICEBREAKER Get in a circle with the people in your group. Each person takes turns calling out the gifts they see in another person in the group. How does that person serve as a minister in the local Church? How does that person help to bring about fellowship in the local Church? After speaking words of life into each person, take some time to worship the Lord and welcome Him with praise.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
1. What is your definition of "ekklesia" and how does that impact your life?
2. Read Matthew 16:13-20
 a. Who do you say that Jesus is?
b. What does true fellowship look like in a Church community?
 c. What's your role as a minister in the local Church?
 d. How do you worship the Lord and welcome Him with praise?
e. What is the gift that God has given to you and how do you use it to serve others?
 f. How are you living in unity with the Holy Spirit?
g. Do you live your life with holiness, as a temple of the Holy Spirit?

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 that you are called by God, that He has a special gift for you, and you are a minister?
● Join the Church in the annual Bible reading plan, if you have not done so already
● Spend time in worship encouraged by what you learned and heard from God during this week’s message.

RENEWING YOUR MIND "Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord." Hebrews 12:14

discussion guide prepared by Paul McCullough
Paul and his family came to Kingsway in 2015, after moving back to the United States from an overseas military tour in Japan. He has been with his bride, Heather, for over 20 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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