Salt of the Earth

Aug 17, 2021
This 15-minute Bible study explores the parable where Jesus calls us the "salt of the earth" (Matthew 6:13).

Discussion Guide:
Ice Breaker: Introduce yourself and share this week's highs and lows (the best part of your week and the lowest part of your week).
Q1: What's one thing that stood out to you in tonight's message?
Q2: Think of someone you know who personifies this message of being the "salt of the earth." What are they like?
Q3: What aspect of being the salt of the earth is most challenging for you: Bringing out the best in others, glorifying God, or pointing people towards Jesus?
Q4: What would it look like for all of us to be the salt of the earth in our community?
Application: What's one thing you can commit to doing this week to be the salt of the earth?

This 15-minute Bible study will explore the radical love of Jesus by looking at the story of Judas' betrayal.

Discussion Guide:
Ice Breaker: Introduce yourself and share this week's highs and lows (the best part of your week and the lowest part of your week).
Q1: What's one thing that stuck out to you from tonight's message?
Q2: How did Jesus treat Judas during his ultimate betrayal? What does this reveal about God's love for us?
Q3: How does the story of Jesus' relationship with Judas challenge our tendency to run away from God when we feel unworthy?
Q4: How do most people treat those who have wronged them?
Q5: Has guilt or regret ever caused you to distance yourself from God? Why did you do that?
Q6: Has anyone ever been good to you even after you wronged them? How did that make you feel?
Q7: What advice can we offer our circle when it comes to loving people who have wronged us?
Application: Who do you need to love with more forgiveness this week? What can you do to show them the same kind of grace that God has shown you?

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