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Together@Home – Weekly Discussion Questions for August

Week 1: AUGUST 1

SEEKING PEACE:

Do Justice

Micah 6:6-8, Luke 4:16-19

Jesus’ ministry is inaugurated and framed by acts doing justice with and for the poor, the captive, the hurting, and the oppressed.

Questions:

  • Can you have kindness and mercy without justice?
  • What does justice look like for your neighbor?
  • Justice is often disruptive. Why do you think Micah counts justice-doing as a part of the “good life?”
  • Who would Jesus be drawn to do justice with today? Why?

Week 2: AUGUST 8

SEEKING PEACE:

Walk Humbly

Micah 6:6-8

Questions:

  • Have you ever wondered what God wanted from you?
  • What were the circumstances?
  • What would happen if you measured your choices by Micah’s admonition?
  • How might it make choosing easier? More difficult?

Week 3: AUGUST 15

SEEKING PEACE:

Love Kindness

Micah 6:8, Luke 11:37-42

Key to Following Jesus is loving and practicing God’s kindness.

Questions:

  • What is so important about kindness?
  • What does it mean to love kindness?
  • What makes it so easy to forget kindness like the Pharisees did?
  • Who do you know who loves kindness?
  • Where do you need to love kindness more?

Week 4: AUGUST 22

SEEKING PEACE:

Seeking Peace is more important than worship

Matthew 5:21-26

Reconciling is a huge value for Jesus, more important than coming to worship

Questions:

  • What is so harmful about anger that Jesus would caution us against it?
  • How does contempt feel different than anger?
  • What surprises you about Jesus valuing reconciliation over worship?
  • What would your life be like if you checked in with everyone who you remember has something against you?
  • Can you imagine living a fully reconciled life? What would it feel like?

Week 5: AUGUST 29

SERVICE SUNDAY

SEEKING PEACE:

Christ’s Humility at Work in us for God’s Peace

Philippians 2:1-13

Imitating the humility of Christ establishes our unity and propels us in acts of service and peace.

Questions:

  • How have you experienced encouragement and belonging in Christ?
  • Describe a time when you felt bonded and unified with other followers of Jesus.
  • What stirs tenderness and compassion in you?
  • How does looking out for others’ interests above your own bring you closer to Christ? How does ignoring your own interests hinder you in your relationship with God and others?
  • How have you experienced “God at work in you” both to motivate and to do God’s good will?

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