You are an Ambassador

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DIGGING DEEPER

August 5, 2019

Who Are You? – An Ambassador

 Scripture(s): 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; John 15:16-17; John 6:38

 

Reflection Questions

1.   How would you describe yourself? As the series title asks: Who are you?

2.   Read 2 Corinthians 5:16-17. What does “being in Christ” actually mean to you?

3.   Read 2 Corinthians 5:18-19. What does reconciliation with God mean to you? How did you personally need to be reconciled with God?

4.   Read 2 Corinthians 5:20-21. How would you describe the job of an ambassador? How do you see yourself as an ambassador of Christ? How does Paul describe our message as ambassadors of Christ, and how does that fit into your particular calling and personality?

5.   Read John 15:16-17. What do you find exciting about representing heaven as an ambassador in this world? What, if anything, do you possibly find frightening? And what can help all of us overcome that fear? 

Going Further

Read John 6:38. How can we guard ourselves from putting our agenda before God’s agenda? What practical steps can we take to make sure we are properly doing our jobs as ambassadors of Christ? 

The Little Things

The Little Things

Connections is a church that meets in the community to spread the seeds of God’s Kingdom through all the gifts He has given to us. But even though we are already doing this, God still has a word for us as he seeks to perfect our work. Listen as we discuss this through the true meaning of the parable of the Mustard Seed.

Overcoming Complaining

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Scripture(s)

Philippians 2:14-16a; Philippians 2:17-18; Exodus 16:1-8; Psalm 106:24-25; Colossians 4:2; Luke 6:45

 Reflection Questions

1.   What do you complain about the most? Why? 

2.   What is the most minor thing that you complain about? What is the most significant thing you complain about? 

3.   Read Philippians 2:14-16a. How has complaining influenced your life? How is complaining different than holding “firmly to the Word of Life”, as Paul describes?

4.   Read Exodus 16:1-8 and Psalm 106:24-25. How is constantly complaining actually grumbling against the Lord? Does this perspective change how you understand complaining? 

5.   Read Luke 6:45 and Colossians 4:2. What are some blessings that you haven’t been grateful for lately? How can you regularly turn these blessings into gratitude toward God?

Going Further

Read Philippians 2:17-18. The Challenge: From today until next Sunday, try to go through each day without complaining. If a week seems too difficult, then try a day at a time. Whenever your feel the need to complain, praise God. Life up God and thank God for your blessings. As you go through the week—have you noticed any differences in your attitude? 

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