The Bride: Members

Zoom Meetings:

Tuesday, 7pm, facilitated by Ralph Childs

If you’re interested in having your discussion group listed here, contact Pastor Steve

Discussion Questions:

What has changed about US culture in the last 20 years? Does the Gallup data revealing a decline in church membership in the United States seem to you to be associated with other developments in U.S. culture? How do you think this decline will affect Christian churches in the next 20 years?

A Bible software search for “one another” reveals many commands about how Christians should relate to each other. Read these three examples: Romans 15:7, 1 Peter 4:9, and 1 Corinthians 1:10. Which of these do you think comes to us the most naturally? Which comes the least naturally?

Why do you think people want to be in the inner ring? What danger does that pose for membership in a church? What characteristics are commended in James 3:13-18, and what will be the result of church members demonstrating those characteristics?

Since church members are charged with the task of continually encouraging each other with the gospel in words (creation, fall, redemption, restoration), what are some ways we can incorporate the gospel into our conversations?