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“The Power of Authentic Community” – audio sermon and study guide

06 Nov

Wordserve Logo_COLORWordServe Church Study Guide for Nov 9, 2014

  • Sermon Title: “The Power of Authentic Community” (Jim Herrington)
  • Audio Link (check HERE on Sunday afternoon for the latest sermon)
  • Sermon Scripture: Luke 10:25-27
  • Additional Study Texts: Matthew 23:1-39Acts 2:29-47

Getting Started

–  As you reflect on Sunday’s message, what one principle or insight stands out as being particularly helpful, insightful, or difficult to grasp?

– What does “authenticity” mean to you when it comes to being together in a community?

Digging Deeper

Read Matthew 23:1-39

– Why do you think Jesus speaks so harshly to the Pharisees?

– What practices do you see that are NOT authentic? What might these practices look like in modern terms?

– What motivates the Pharisees in these practices?

– What is the result of the Pharisees’ style of community?

Read Acts 2:29-47

– What marks of authenticity do you see in the early church?

– What practices contribute to their authenticity? What might these practices look like in modern terms?

– What is the result of the early church’s style of community?

Taking It Home

– Does authenticity matter in a community? Why or why not?

– What would it take for your community to be more authentic?

– What would it take for you to be more authentic?

– What might be the results of living in an authentic community where you are today?

– What step will you take in the next week to lead a more authentic life in community?

Extras

A Faithwalking story:

 

Want to hear more about Faithwalking from the co-founder, Jim Herrington?

 

 

 

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