The power of influence is greater than the power of position.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What was one thing you found particularly interesting, insightful, helpful or difficult to understand from this Sunday?
- Have you found yourself worried or anxious about this election? Why?
- What do you see as the transcendent issue(s) of this election?
- Read and discuss Proverbs 29:2 and Romans 1:16-32. What do these verses tell us about us? What do they reveal about God?
- Would you say that the current political environment a reflection of our country’s declining morals and ethics? Why or why not?
- “When sin enters a society, society is first shocked, then tolerates, then accepts, then embraces, then promotes that sin.” What examples have you seen of this?
- What is the role of the church in these present days?
- “Love is not to be construed as agreement, disagreement is not to be construed as hate.” How do we as a society confuse these issues? What is the result? How should we as the church be careful not to confuse them?
- “The power of influence is greater than the power of position.” What examples can you think of?
- How does the gospel of Jesus anchor us in hope even in difficult and uncertain times?
- Where in your head, heart or hands do you need to move from fear to love? Where and how do you need to be salt and light in your areas of influence? Pray that God would give you grace and wisdom to be salt and light in the days to come.