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October 27, 2017

Sermon Discussion Questions: Sending in a Manner Worthy of God

Jason Meyer

Pastor for Preaching & Vision

The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon on October 28/29, “Sending in a Manner Worthy of God” (3 John 5–8). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.

Outline

  1. Goers (v. 7)
  2. Senders (vv. 5–6)
  3. Fellow Workers (v. 8)

Main Point: The Church must support those who are sent out for the sake of Christ’s name.

Discussion Questions

  • According to verse 7, what is the key mark or motivation of someone who is sent out to spread the gospel?
  • What principles are found in verses 5–6 for identifying what it means to send well?
  • How does the contrast between 2 John and 3 John help us understand what it means to become fellow workers for the truth?

Application Questions

  • What are some specific ways that you are participating or engaging in the four initiatives of our “25 by ’25” vision?
  • How can you personally get involved in sending in a manner worthy of God? What are practical ways to send that extend beyond financial giving?
  • Why is it important to distinguish that it is the Church (and not just individual Christians) that supports the work of missions?

Prayer Focus
Pray for a grace to send in a manner worthy of God!

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