Discussion Questions for Ord. 25C

  1. What do you feel are legitimate criticisms of your congregation and ministry? How do you respond to them? What actions or shifts have they prompted? (Amos 8:4)
  2. What do you thank and praise God for today? (Psa 113)
  3. What is your most fervent prayer for our nation’s leaders? The church? Your congregation? A particular concern or issue in your community? (1 Tim 2:1)
  4. When have you broken a law, rule or social norm in order to be merciful and generous with someone? (Luke 16:1)


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

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These questions are intended to stimulate conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the coming week. They are designed to be accessible to individuals and groups (and not limited to preachers) who are reading the lectionary texts in advance of worship.

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