Reflection Questions for Sunday, August 12, 2018 on Galatians 5:2-6 by Rev. Jared Stine at Contemporary, Rev. Erin Beall at Traditional
- Pastor Jared referenced that less than 10% of millennials are connected to God through church, because “the church has forgotten that the mission of God is to bless the world,” and is instead focused on internal and surface-level issues. Do you know any millennials (or others) disconnected from Church? Why do they express disinterest in church/Christianity/religion?
- Pastor Erin preached about adherence to the old Law (see Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy)– that it was black and white, something we could use, obey or not, wield to shame others, but since “the Word became flesh” (see John 1:1), the Word of God has a mind of its own! It’s now no longer ours to use, but it is free to move through us and accomplish God’s will through us. What does it mean to you that Jesus is “the Word of God in human form”? What is the difference between a written document that commands obedience, and a living Savior who invites friendship?
- In Galatians 5:6, Paul says that the only thing that “counts” is “faith working through love.” What do you think he means? Share a time when you felt God’s love working through you because of your faith.