For Christ and For Our Communities

November 7, 2021 Speaker: Jordan Gowing Series: Vision | Reaching People with Jesus

Topic: Sunday Morning Teaching Passage: 1 Peter 2:9–12

What is God calling us to be known for in our communities? Join us this Sunday at CrossWinds Church in Spencer as we consider Peter's words to the church 1 Peter 2.

Sermon Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think our church is known for in our community to non-Christians?
  2. What is one highlight from the sermon and one question that you had after hearing the sermon?
  3. Read 1 Peter 2:9–10; Exodus 19:1–6. What are the similarities between these two passages? What are the differences? What does it mean to be “holy”? Why is holiness important for proclamation? Can you think of examples of how a lack of holiness hindered proclamation from Israel or the church?
  4. Read Jeremiah 29:4–7; 28:2–4. Compare the message of Hananiah with God’s actual word spoken by Jeremiah. How are they different? In what way is God’s plan for his people surprising?
  5. What does it mean to “seek the welfare” of our communities? What are some ways that we can do this as individuals, as a life group, and as a church?
  6. Read 1 Peter 2:12; cf. 3:1–2; Matthew 5:14–16. In what ways do good works serve as a legitimizing force for the message of the gospel? 
  7. With whom has God sovereignly placed you or your family that you can be praying for? If your life group was to focus on “seeking the welfare” over the coming months, what would it be?
  8. Spend some time praying through the prayer card as a group.
  9. This Time Tomorrow: What rhythm will you create or continue to be regularly in prayer for our church to be “for Christ and for our communities”?

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