Discussion Questions for Pentecost 14

  1. For what in your life right now do you need some strong reassurance of God’s forgiveness and mercy? (Exod 32:7)

  2. Knowing God has been loving and forgiving with you, who do you feel the Spirit is nudging you to love and forgive in the same way? (Psa 51:1)

  3. What was the most wise and inspiring advice you received while preparing to be a leader in the church? (1 Tim 1:12)

  4. Who or what group of people do you personally find difficult to not judge or to reach out to and serve? (Luke 15:1)


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

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