Why Church Sucks - Week 2

Why Church Sucks: Week 2

Review: Last week we discussed how forgetting our “why” can cause church to suck sometimes. This week we will discuss how other people can cause church to suck.

Getting to Know You:

  • Share about your most awkward church moment.

Digging Deeper:

Read aloud Matthew 7: 1-6

  • What is new, surprising, or challenging from this verse or the message this week?

  • In what ways have you caught yourself moving toward judging others or being too passive towards others instead of loving them?

Read aloud Matthew 7:15-20

The Bible also calls us to exert wise discernment.

  • How do we know when we are being judgemental vs. discerning?

Read aloud Matthew 13: 45-46, Proverbs 9: 7-10, Philippians 3:2, and Revelation 22: 12-15

  • How do these verses help us understand Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 7: 1-6?

  • What is Jesus saying about who we should judge?

  • Discuss the balance between loving discernment, correction, and condemnation.

  • On a scale of 1-10, how open are you right now to receiving loving correction from a fellow Christ-follower?

Taking it Home:

  • What kind of life do you want to live?

  • What kind of person do you want to become?

  • How can your group pray for you this week?

Dayna Mitchell