Message Series Group Discussion
Listening Like Jesus builds trust with others
-Luke 18:35-41 -Philippians 2:3–4 -1 Corinthians 9:19-23
What stood out to you about this sermon? When God came in the flesh, he spent a lot of time listening to people, often through asking questions. What does that tell you about his character?
Who in my life has loved me well by taking time to be interested in me? What part of the BLESS conversation so far is a challenge to me?
Read 1 Corinthians 9:19-23. What about this passage is a challenge to you and your community?
Using the analogy from the sermon about bananas, who do I know that needs to experience a follower of Jesus be trustworthy before they hear about ideas, relevance, or life change? Who can I being to listen to in my life, maybe by using the framework of History, Heart, Habits, and Hurts?
Begin with prayer and start to write down 4-8 names of people that are not following Jesus that God is leading you to be a blessing to. Write down or make a mental note of some good questions you could ask them and make some notes about what you learn. Be on the look-out for how God is already at work in their lives.
Jesus, you are the God of the cross and the God of the resurrections. You are the Word of God and you come with questions for your own creation. Would you teach us to love like you, to be interested in your people, and to help them know you better by being trustworthy. Help us to live as every-day missionaries that you are sending into the world. Amen.