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March 14, 2020

Sermon Discussion Questions – 20/20 Vision: Church Is Not a Spectator Sport

Dave Zuleger

Pastor for Preaching & Vision, South

The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon on March 15, “20/20 Vision Church Is Not a Spectator Sport”  (Matthew 18:15–20). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.


  1. The Spirit Declares That Jesus Is Lord (vv. 1–3)
  2. Unity and Diversity in the Mission of the Lord (vv. 4–6)
  3. These Gifts Are Given by the Spirit for the Common Good

Main Point: For a church to accomplish the call God has on it, every member must get in the game with the diverse gifts that God has given by the one Spirit. 

Discussion Questions

  • What does God mean to display by giving diverse gifts by the one Spirit to his church? 
  • Why is it so important that every member gets in the game
  • If you were going to list one aspect of the job description of the church”  from this sermon, what would it be? 
  • What is one way you can use your gifts in this odd season and fulfill the mission of the gospel? 
  • How can you take steps in this season of potential fear and uncertainty to rest in the Lordship of Jesus? How can you help others? 
  • What are some practical steps you can take to use the gifts God has given you, in the location God has placed you, to love your neighbor as yourself? 
  • How can you make it a point to make this the season to go deeper in God’s word and prayer than ever before, by yourself and with others?