Discussion Questions for Pentecost 8

  1. This week’s readings are a wake-up call to priorities. What’s one way you want to shift priorities and live differently?

  2. How could Ecclesiastes 2:14 be reframed as a good and joyful pursuit? What “wind” is worth chasing?

  3. If the Luke 12 rich man were grateful and generous, how might his life be different? How might he view his possessions?

  4. Sometimes the song, “You have put on Christ” is sung after baptisms. How does Colossians 3:1-11 remind us of that song? 


This week’s Reflect & Connect questions written by Julie Sevig.

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