Commonwealth Week 7

This series is all about how we can better live into spiritual empowerment made accessible to us, through Jesus. 

In our teaching this week in Commonwealth we have guest speaker Josh Bueno from Providence Church with us to discuss Sharing in the Commonwealth of God’s Spirit according to who God says you are. We’re excited for you to listen along with us! If you want to talk through this message with a group of people join a community group- www.societychurch.com/groups. We will be discussing the questions listed below.

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Community Group Discussion Guide:

STEP 1- Ice Breaker:

Help people to loosen up and share. It will be helpful if someone is new to go around and do names and have each person share about a question and share a bit about themselves.

(Group Leader Note: Use the Learning/Living Circle to guide your discussion and application of the content. Try your best to keep the “learning” and “living” focus balanced.)

Step 2- Learning- Observe, Reflect, Discuss

(Group Leader Note: Don’t feel the need to go through every scripture, point or question. Pick and choose what you feel will be most impactful for your group. If you are not sure where to start, just ask your group what stuck out to them about the message most and start with that.)

Point 1 & 2- Living in the Commonwealth of God’s Spirit according to who Jesus says we are.

Read this scriptures together: Matthew 6:33“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.”

  • Anything that jumps out to you as important, helpful or interesting in this scripture?
  • What does it mean to seek first?
  • How would you describe God’s kingdom and righteousness?
  • What are “all these things” Jesus is referring to?

STEP 3- Living- Planning, Accountability, Action

Sharing in the Commonwealth of God’s Spirit through 

Read Matthew 5:11-17

  • Anything that jumps out to you as important, helpful or interesting in this scripture?
  • What are some things Jesus says about who we are in Christ?
  • How are we blessed when people talk badly about us?
  • What does it mean to be “salt of the earth” and “the light of the world”?
  • How is your life blessed? How is your life light? How is your life salt?
  • What might be one way you can live into the blessed life (a life that walks faithfully through hardship) Jesus describes?
  • What might be one way you can be salt (a preservative for good) in your life?
  • What might be one way you can be a brighter light (an illuminating presence)?

STEP 4- Prayer And/Or Meditation:

Try one of these options, don’t be afraid to mix it up.

  • Share requests and pray for one another.
  • Inner, Other & Outer life prayer needs
  • Meditation with silence and stillness- A word or phrase to focus your group. A time of silence and stillness, set a timer for 5 minutes if you want.

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