Reflection Questions for Sunday, November 11, 2018 on Acts 11 by Bishop Paul L. Leeland
- Bishop Leeland preached that compassion is the greatest reason we give. Define “compassion” together. How does it differ from pity? How does it differ from, or dovetail with, love?
- The Bishop said that “What does God want me to do with my life?” is a less valuable question than, “How does God want me to live my life?” There’s no clear answer to the first question in Scripture, but there are clear answers to the second question! What are those answers? (E.g., produce the fruits of the Spirit, imitate Jesus, shine God’s light).
- The Bishop concluded his sermon with the provocative statement: It is not by how much we give that we will be judged, but by the depth of our compassion. Consider writing, in a journal or a letter to yourself or to God, a pledge of Compassion Tithe to complement your monetary tithe. Consider pledging to pray for your heart to be broken by the things that break the heart of God.