Discussion Questions for Pentecost 12

  1. When your grief is deep, as David’s was, are you able to lament as David did? (2 Sam 18:5-9, 15, 31-33)

  2. Seeing or hearing are ways to experience spiritually but how do we taste God’s goodness? (Psa 34:1-8)

  3. What is the distinction Jesus makes between the miracle of manna and the bread of life? (John 6:35, 41-51)

This week's Reflect & Connect questions written by Melissa Tidwell.


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