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Thoughtfully Engaged, Part 2

April 24, 2016 Speaker: Scott C. Jones Series: Faithful to the Core

Topic: Topical Scripture: 1 Peter 3:8–3:17

INTRODUCTION

 

     Faithful to the Core

 

     Living the Gospel Story

 

THOUGHTFULLY ENGAGED

 

     Thoughtfully Disengaged / Thoughtlessly Engaged

 

     Our Example: Jesus at Jacob’s Well (John 4)

 

     How to Thoughtfully Engage

 

          Our Identity: Chosen. Royal, Holy (yet) Sojourners and Exiles

 

     Like / Unlike / Engaged

 

     We Engage Together

 

OUR MOTIVATION FOR THOUGHTFUL ENGAGEMENT

 

     Our Own Stories

     

     The Gospel Story

 

COMMUNITY MEDITATION

KNOW

  • Consider Paul’s image of “ambassadors for Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:20). What makes an effective ambassador? List as many things as possible. What types of things would make an ambassador unsuccessful? How is that relevant to our call to be thoughtfully engaged?

FEEL

  • Do you consider Christian faith an issue of highest priority for yourself and others? If not, why not? If so, does your engagement with others (or lack thereof) suggest otherwise? Why might that be?
  • Read 1 Peter 2:9-12 and 3:14-18 again. In what ways does the Gospel provide motivation for our thoughtful engagement according to these passages?

LIVE

  • Evaluate yourself, your MC, your family, your group of Christian friends according to the categories of Like/Unlike/Engaged. Where are you strong? In what ways could you more fully embrace these categories?

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