Discussion Questions for Pentecost 17

  1. Among all the things going on in the world or our nation, what is it that you have grown impatient with, pray for and remain anxious to see change? (Hab 1:1)

  2. What is it about your faith in God that reassures and calms you when facing the stuff of life that tests your patience and understanding? (Psa 37:1)

  3. When have you been overwhelmed or taken by surprise by someone’s care and concern for you? How did it help you? (2 Tim 1:1)

  4. When have you witnessed a “mustard-seed moment,” a time when someone in your congregation exercised great humility and compassion, or leadership? (Luke 17:5)

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

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