Discussion Questions for Pentecost 22

  1. What were the most helpful words that someone spoke to you at a time when you were grieving, suffering or struggling with something? (Job 19:23)

  2. In what ways does your congregation provide welcome refuge for those who are afraid, seeking strength or are in need of guidance and direction? (Psa 17:1)

  3. How does the promised return of Christ and the gift of salvation influence or inspire your daily life and interactions with people? (2 Thess 2:1)

  4. What’s your first reaction or response when someone is looking for simple answers in the face of life’s complexities and the diversity of human circumstances? (Luke 20:27)


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

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