Reflection Questions for 6/17/2018
Contemporary: 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 by Rev. Sharon Lee
Traditional: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, “At Home” by Rev. Dr. Jeff Patterson
- Rev. Sharon Lee preached that our faith in Jesus is like treasure stored in something finite, breakable, and ordinary. She also said that the treasure gains nothing from these ordinary vessels, but the vessels gain much from the treasure within. How does the body benefit from a strong spiritual life within? What does it mean to you to know that your treasure of faith will remain, even as your breakable body fails?
- In the Apostles’ Creed, which we repeat most weeks at our Traditional Services, we say that we “believe in the resurrection of the body.” Many people don’t realize that we’re not talking about Jesus’s body there… we’re talking about ours! We believe that ultimately, our bodies will be resurrected, and perfected– totally healed, totally restored, totally new. Did you know this? How will this make you read the Creed differently from now on? Talk about the hope or anxiety this gives you.
- Pastor Jeff quoted C.S. Lewis as saying that
“The doors to hell are all locked from the inside.” We saw an illustration of this in our 2017 summer book, Good Goats. What does this say about our free will? What might cause someone to remain locked in their own personal hell like this? How can we get out, or help others out?