Discussion Questions for Christ the King (Year C)

  1. What metaphor would you use today in place of or to complement the biblical use of “shepherd” to describe God’s attentiveness, love and care? (Jer 23:1)
  2. If God is our “refuge and strength,” how do you let that promise spill over to others through your being a refuge and strength for other people in trouble or need? (Psa 46)
  3. When was a time God, through your faith in Christ, rescued you from darkness and temptation? (Col 1:11)
  4. Why do you think the cross became the central symbol and representation of Christianity, faith and the church, instead of the empty tomb? (Luke 23:33)


This week’s Reflect & Connect questions written by Rod Boriack.

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