The Lens of Love
Break the Ice
What’s the best piece of news you received this week?
Key Passage: 1 Corinthians 1:21-24
“For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know Him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demands signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.”
Have 2-3 members share takeaways from their GO last week.
- In your mind, what does it mean to be a fool for Christ?
- Would you describe yourself as a fool for Christ? Do you want to be identified as one?
- Read 1 Corinthians 4:10. How does that verse impact your answer to the previous questions?
- What’s the most “foolish” thing you’ve done for Christ?
- Pastor Mark Zehnder identified three words that fools for Christ need to have: clarity, courage, and commitment. Does one of these words resonate more strongly with you than the others?
- Do you feel clarity in your role and your mission as a member of Christ’s body? Why or why not?
- What does it look like to be a courageous Christian?
- What does it look like for a church body to be committed to one another?
- Think about what looking like a “fool for Christ” means in your life, then look for ways to be “foolish” this week.
Close in Prayer