Questions for Reflection & Discussion
Read through the Membership Covenant at your next community group meeting. How are you doing at living it out? What’s one way between now and your next community group meeting you can do a better job of living it out?
Talk about the five things that are true when professed Christ followers fail to consistently and intentionally share life with others:
- It limits options available to those giving counsel once a crisis ‘hits’.
- It increases pain that others have to endure with them because of decisions made without counsel and shared wisdom.
- It allows non-believers to scoff when they see you suffering because of isolation and/or lack of applied wisdom.
- It is a lost opportunity for the individual to model and/or lead others down a path of humility and wisdom.
How is your community group doing at being completely transparent with stewardship of finances. What’s one way you can improve? Check out Moneywise—Watermark’s financial stewardship ministry.
What sin in your life are you most tempted to hide from your community and choose isolation? Share this with your community group and ask them to help you wage war instead of hide. Spend some time praying for one another and come up with one thing you will do in the next seven days to proactively fight for each other.