Holy Spirit Renewal – Part 5: Being A Christian in a Secular World

By on 03/07/2017

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WARM UP QUESTION

  1. Describe a time when you faced ridicule, humiliation, or persecution for your faith? How did you respond?

 

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:13

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. Are there any similarities between the way early Christians were treated by Rome and what is happening the world today? In what ways, if any, is Christianity under attack in the world?

 

  1. How hard is it to suffer for doing the right thing? Is this something that you have ever experienced in your life?

 

  1. What are specific obstacles that keep you from being the light of Christ to those around you?

 

  1. Pray and reflect and journal on the following this week:

EXAMINE MYSELF

  1. Will I be truly Christian? (Question posed from the Message)
  2. Did I read Scripture and did it live in me today?
  3. Do I give Scripture time to speak to me every day?
  4. Am I praying and am I enjoying prayer?
  5. When did I last speak to someone about my faith?
  6. Am I defeated in any part of my life?
  7. Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I going to do about it?
  8. Do I grumble and complain constantly?
  9. What have I held back from God that I need to surrender?
  10. Have I been a testimony this week to the greatness of Jesus Christ with both my words and actions?
  11. Have I been honouring, understanding and generous in my important relationships this past week?
  12. Did I complete my spiritual reading and prayer this week and hear from the Lord? What am I going to do about it?
  13. Is Christ real to me?