Connection Points 1-28-18 (Matthew 28:16-20 and 1 Corinthians 1:18-25)
As we wrap up Lutheran Schools week, I can’t help but give thanks that the message of a crucified and risen Jesus can be proclaimed to children and their families every day. Lutheran Schools fulfill the Great Commission given by Jesus. As great as Lutheran Schools are, they are not the only place that the message of a crucified and risen Jesus can and is proclaimed.
When we open God’s Word in our homes with our children – we get to share Jesus. When we confess our sins, and forgive others – we are given the chance to speak of Jesus. When we faithfully do our job in the work place – it gives us a chance to be a witness for Jesus. When we share the hope and peace we have even in times of trial – we have opportunity to point to Jesus. There are many misconceptions of who Jesus is in the world. Let’s make sure we connect people to Jesus we know: The Crucified and Risen One!
Connection Point Discussion Questions 1-28-18
- Read Matthew 28:16-20 & 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
- What impacted you from the readings, the sermon, or the devotion this week?
- What are ways that the everyday person can fulfill the Great Commission od Jesus?
- What are some different ideas that people in society and even in the church have about Jesus?
- Why does Paul make such a big deal about a “crucified” Jesus?
- How is the Christian Message sometimes confused as it is delivered by Christians and heard by people in the world?
- What is it about a crucified and risen Jesus that turns some people off from the Church?
- What does a crucified and risen Jesus imply about all people and the entire world?