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God In Us

Questions for Further Reflection and Conversation…

  • When you think about God, do you imagine God above you, with you, or within you?

  • Would you prefer to have Jesus with you, or the Holy Spirit in you?

  • Who is the Holy Spirit?

  • How would you live differently, if you really believed the Holy Spirit lived in you?

On Mission Together

Questions for Further Reflection and Conversation…

  • When have you been served?

  • When/how do you serve?

  • Do you ever serve strangers?

  • Whose feet do you wash?

  • Why is serving the poor and disenfranchised so important to God?

  • What’s next for First Church?

One Word Prayers: Ugh!

Questions for Further Reflection and Conversation…

  • When do you feel weak?

  • When you pray, where do you imagine God is? “Out there,” somewhere? Or, deep within?

  • If God already knows what we need, why do we need to pray?

  • What kind of God would pray for us, when we don’t know how or what to pray? What does this say about God?

  • If you prayed “Ugh!”, right now, what would you be praying about?

One Word Prayers: Wow!

Questions for Further Reflection and Conversation…

  • What are some of your “WOW!” moments?

  • What are some other words for “WOW!”?

  • Where are “WOW!” moments most likely to happen for you?

  • Did you realize your “WOW!” was worship?

  • Are you the kind of person who says “WOW!” a lot, or not so much? Why?

  • How could you increase your “WOW!”s?

One Word Prayers: Why?

Questions for Further Reflection and Conversation…

  • Do you lament? If not, why? If so, for what?

  • Do you ever feel neglected, forgotten, or ignored by God? If so, why?

  • Do you ever question God’s omnipotence, omnipresence, or omniscience? If so, when?

  • What’s the value of complaining to God? Is there any?

  • What’s your “Why?” prayer?

  • Re-read the quotes in the notes. Do you agree, disagree? Why?

One Word Prayers: Please!

Questions for Further Reflection and Conversation…

  • How would you explain prayer to someone who has never prayed?

  • Do you pray “timid” prayers, or “faith-filled” prayers?

  • What is the boldest prayer you have prayed?

  • Have you ever felt like your prayer was unanswered?

  • What do you want more, the giver or the giving?

  • What’s your BIG “Please!” prayer, right now?

One Word Prayers: Sorry!

Questions for Further Reflection and Conversation...

  • What do you need to say “Sorry!” for? Have you?

  • What else do you need to say “Sorry!” for? If you haven’t, why?

  • What keeps you from saying “Sorry!” more?

  • Do you believe in a forgiving God? If not, why?

  • Do you believe forgiveness is as easy as a simple “Sorry!”?