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January 26, 2018

Sermon Discussion Questions: A Vision for Small Groups

Jason Meyer

Pastor for Preaching & Vision

The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon on January 27/28, “A Vision for Small Groups” (Hebrews 10:24–27). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.

Outline

  1. What We Do (vv. 24–25)
    • Study (v. 24)
    • Stir Up (v. 24)
    • Speak (v. 25)
  2. What Is at Stake (vv. 26–27)
    • Continuing in sin creates a condition where there is no sacrifice for sins (v. 26)
    • Continuing in sin is a path that ends with a fury of fire (v. 27)

Main Point: Perseverance requires studying one another and speaking to one another so that we will be spurred on as disciples of Christ.

Discussion Questions

  • What is the relationship between studying someone and stirring them up? What role does speaking play in this process?
  • Explain the warning found in verses 26–27. Should professing Christians heed this warning or does it apply only to people who do not profess Christ?
  • What part does the Holy Spirit play in studying, speaking, and stirring up one another?

Application Questions

  • What methods have you found to be effective for studying people in order to get to know them?
  • Has there been a time when you have done what our text is saying—studying and speaking to someone with the result that they were stirred up to love and good deeds? Has there been a time when someone has done it to you?
  • What role should warnings have in our Christian life? Why do we need other people to watch over us and speak into our lives? How have you experienced the deceitfulness of sin? How did you escape its sway?

Prayer Focus
Pray for a grace to gather in small groups and to spur one another on as disciples of Christ.

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