Spiritual Disciplines

Walking the Narrow Path

The Story this Week:
The Discipline of Service, 1 Chronicles 17, 22

Moral of the Story: The only way to have a healthy community is for everyone to serve within that community.

The Foreword
  1. Have you ever experienced a failure that turned out to be beneficial because of how others responded to you?
  2. Tell the group of a time when you felt a specific call from God about an act of service. How did it turn out?
  3. Have you ever been a part of a team or a community in which you felt a deep connection?
Question the Message
  1. What stood out to you from this week's message?
  2. Read 1 Chronicles 17:7-10. What stands out to you about God's promises to David? Why?
  3. Discuss this quotation from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “Christianity means community through Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ. No Christian community is more or less than this. Whether it be a brief, single encounter or the daily fellowship of years, Christian community is only this. We belong to one another only through and in Jesus Christ.”
Going Further
READ Hebrews 8:6-13
  1. What was wrong with the old covenant?
  2. The new covenant has been established by Jesus. How does the new covenant transform service from duty into desire?
READ Ephesians 2:11-22
  1. How do communities stay together?
  2. What is significant about Paul's comment that Jews and Gentiles can be in community? Why is it possible now when it wasn't before Jesus?
  3. What are some practical ways that you can begin to show unity in the church or in your fellowship?
Previous Weeks
  1. The Discipline of Creativity
  2. The Discipline of Walking By Faith
  3. The Discipline of Surrendering
  4. The Discipline of Knowing the Presense of God
  5. The Discipline of a Virtuous Life
  6. The Discipline of Service

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