What Is At Stake

What Is At Stake
Sunday, July 5

*Note to leaders: This guide is designed to assist you and your group while growing in your relationship with Jesus together. As you prepare each week, feel free to prioritize questions or sections in this study guide, based on your group dynamic and needs.

MAIN POINT

“Jesus didn’t die to simply get us into heaven, but to heal the world” -Josh Crain.

OPEN UP

As a group identify some areas in the world that could benefit from the healing of Jesus. How can Christians help bring healing to those areas?

THE EARLY CHURCH EXAMPLE

Have someone read Acts 2:44-47.

What aspects of the church today resemble that of the early church? What areas are dissimilar?

How can the unique culture and value system of the church be a catalyst for change and hope in our society?

What motivator would promote people to respond in such unity and fellowship? What would be required of you to share the same heart as those in the early church?

IN THE WORLD

Josh mentioned that, “It’s not enough to go to heaven when we die. We must choose to get heaven into us while we still live.” 

Have someone read John 12:44:50

How do we balance the idea of living to make a difference in a fallen world while not being a part of the world?

What areas of your life do you find it most difficult to live out your faith? Easiest?

Jesus’s words can lead toward life or toward judgment. How have you seen Jesus bring light into dark places? 

This season has been a clear reminder that the world needs Jesus. How can Christians better become the church the world needs?

APPLY

What can you do this week to be a better representative of the light Jesus offers to bring into the world? How can you specifically encourage those around you to experience the light of Jesus?

PRAYER

Thank you God for the example of the early church. Please help us to share the same heart that prompted such unity and fellowship. Thank you for the way that Jesus seeks to transform the world. Please help us to be the Church the world needs. Amen!