Discussion Questions – Week of June 7, 2020

Character in Crisis – Galatians 5:13-26

  1. How have the current health (COVID-19) and social (racism) crisis affected you and your family? What do you think about them?

 

  1. What is one way in which this message caught your attention?

 

  1. Read Galatians 5:13-26
  • Just from a reading of this text, what are some thoughts that come to mind in terms of responding well to a health or social crisis?

 

  1. LOVE is sacrificial, selfless, and Christ-like
  • Read Matthew 5:43-36
  • Read Galatians 5:13-15
  • Discuss how this part of the fruit of the Spirit might look in today’s health and social crisis

 

  1. JOY is the strong, uplifting, positive attitude that can see God’s blessings, from an eternal perspective, regardless of the circumstances.
  • Read Hebrews 12:2
  • Discuss how this part of the fruit of the Spirit might look in today’s health and social crisis

 

  1. PEACE is the overwhelming comfort of heart, that restores relationships and brings calm during life’s storms
  • Read Romans 5:1;12:18; Philippians 4:7
  • Discuss how this part of the fruit of the Spirit might look in today’s health and social crisis

 

  1. FORBEARANCE is the patience to wait as long as needed, for anyone or anything, with confidence that God’s will is being accomplished
  • Read I Timothy 1:16
  • Discuss how this part of the fruit of the Spirit might look in today’s health and social crisis

 

  1. KINDNESS is that tender concern for others, that is demonstrated in our words and actions
  • Read Ephesians 2:7
  • Discuss how this part of the fruit of the Spirit might look in today’s health and social crisis

 

  1. GOODNESS is doing the right thing that is in the best interest of others
  • Read Galatians 6:10
  • Discuss how this part of the fruit of the Spirit might look in today’s health and social crisis

 

  1. FAITHFULNESS is the unwavering commitment to living for God and living out His truth
  • Read Deuteronomy 32:4
  • Discuss how this part of the fruit of the Spirit might look in today’s health and social crisis

 

  1. GENTLENESS is the humble response to others, not demanding my own rights
  • Read Galatians 5:26; 6:1
  • Discuss how this part of the fruit of the Spirit might look in today’s health and social crisis

 

  1. SELF-CONTROL is the discipline to do what is needed to honor God
  • Read I Corinthians 9:25
  • Discuss how this part of the fruit of the Spirit might look in today’s health and social crisis

 

  1. Read I Corinthians 13:4-8; Colossians 3:12
  • How does the fruit of the Spirit intertwine together in these verses?

 

  1. What is the one thing you can take from this message and apply to your life?

 

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