Discussion Questions for Pentecost 9

  1. What does Luke 12:32-40 teach us about connecting with God in our daily lives?

  2. What might the future be like if, like Abraham, we could trust that God is faithful to God’s promises? (Gen 15:1-6)

  3. How might our ministry be different if we heeded Psalm 33’s message of a sovereign creator over all nations, all humans?

  4. How is Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 a pep talk for those who have grown weary in the faith; and a message for the marginalized?


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

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