Discussion Questions for Pentecost 20

  1. When have you wandered from God or God’s ways? What brought you back? (Jer 14:7)

  2. What is it about your faith in God that gives you joy and strength? What makes you want to sing? (Psa 84:1)

  3. If you knew your death was imminent—a reality some people face—what would you be sure to say to those you love and care about? To someone you don’t know well? (2 Tim 4:6)

  4. When have you witnessed someone receive a second or third chance, forgiveness, a new start or, in your opinion, an undeserved opportunity? Did you feel it was unfair? (Luke 18:9)


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

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