message discussion questions

Each week, we'll share some reflection questions to help you dive deeper into this week's message. Use these as discussion with your family, roommates, small group, or use them as journal prompts!

We've also put together a simple guide for life groups who want to discuss the message as their group study time each week. Click below to download the guide!


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Message Discussion Questions

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  • Scripture: Matthew 16:13-18

    1. How does the term ‘ekklesia’ inform our understanding of the church as a community of people? How can we strengthen our sense of community and shared purpose within our church to better fulfill God’s wishes and values?

    2. What does it mean for the church to have an offensive role against the forces of evil and death? What actions can we take in our own lives to combat evil and spread the kingdom of God? 

    3 . Why is it essential for us to realize that the church belongs to Jesus and not to any individual or institution? 

    4. How can we, as a church, represent the values of heaven instead of conforming to the culture and values of the world? In what areas of our own lives do we need to focus more on representing heaven’s values instead of the world’s? 

    5. How does the story of Peter’s declaration of Jesus as the Christ relate to the concept of the church? What are some ways that we can ensure our church is built on the truth that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God?

  • Scripture: Colossians 1:15-20

    1. How does the Bible describe the relationship between Jesus and the church? What responsibilities and privileges come with being part of the body of Christ?

    2. Why is it important to understand and remember that Jesus loves the church and its members?

    3. Why is it important not to give up on the church, despite its imperfections and failures? What practical steps can you take to stay engaged and committed to your church community despite its imperfections?

    4. What relationships or responsibilities in your life can be used as an opportunity to live out your calling as part of the church?