The gospel is best communicated where the conviction of those who believe it can be observed by those who don’t. God honors those who honor Him.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What was one thing about this message that you found particularly compelling, encouraging, challenging, or beneficial?
- Read and discuss Genesis 50:1-14. What was the significance of being buried in Canaan as opposed to Egypt? As you think back over their lives, compare and contest Jacob’s character with Joseph’s. What differences or similarities do you note?
- Discuss this statement: Character is the architect of our lives. How does your character direct the destination of your life? How do you see that in the lives of Jacob and Joseph? What other examples can you think of?
- Where does good character come from? What Scripture passages can you think of that relate to character?
- What moments of decision come to mind when you think of times your character was put to the test? What happened?
- Discuss this statement: The gospel is best communicated where the conviction of those who believe it can be observed by those who don’t. How have you observed or been personally impacted by the gospel being lived out in others? How do you live the gospel out to those around you?
- Spend some time in prayer about the things you’ve discussed. Give thanks to God for the goodness of the gospel. Ask Him to help you honor Him as you display the gospel through good character in each facet of your life.