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November 15, 2019

Sermon Discussion Questions: God's Workers and God's Field

Jason Meyer

Pastor for Preaching & Vision

The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon on November 17, “God’s Workers and God’s Field” (1 Corinthians 3:5–9). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.



  1. The workers are servants of God (1 Corinthians 3:5)
  2. Their tasks are assigned by God (1 Corinthians 3:5)
  3. Their success comes entirely from God (1 Corinthians 3:6)
  4. They are nothing without God (1 Corinthians 3:7)
  5. They are together for God (1 Corinthians 3:8)
  6. The workers and the field both belong to God (1 Corinthians 3:9)

Discussion Questions

  • Explain how 1 Corinthians 3:5–9 compare Paul and Apollos in a God-centered way instead of in a man-centered way.
  • What is the same note that is found in 1 Corinthians 3:9 and 1 Peter 5:2?
  • How do the tasks of preaching and shepherding relate to one another?

Application Questions

  • According to 1 Corinthians 3:5–9, how should Bethlehem think about Pastors Jason, Steven, and Dave as ministers of the gospel?
  • According to 1 Peter 5:2, how should Bethlehem begin to reflect upon the limitations of regular preaching via video?
  • According to 1 Thessalonians 2:8, how should Bethlehem process what to expect from her leaders?

Prayer Focus
Pray for a grace to have a God-centered perspective on the church—including pastors and people. Pray for a grace to be shepherded by the Chief Shepherd.