Discussion Questions for Pentecost 10

  1. How does Ps 82:8, that all nations belong to God, give us comfort, or structure for efforts to help others?

  2. In Heb 11 people “by faith” faced horrendous hardships. Who in today’s news cycle keep the faith amid suffering?

  3. How can we help one another see Luke 12 not as judgment from Jesus, but as his desire for the world’s well-being?

  4. Jeremiah says God is not distant or disinterested, but wants oppression systems uprooted. How is the church doing that?


This week’s Reflect & Connect questions written by Julie Sevig.

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