We’ve all encountered people that we look at and say to ourselves, “I want to be like them.” On the flip side, we’ve all met people and quickly came to the realization that we don’t want to be like them.
The same is true of churches. There are good churches and bad churches. The question is: what kind of church do we want to be?
How we answer that is important because knowing the church we want to be and don’t want to be helps us to be the church the time requires us to be and God desires us to be.
- Different churches emphasize different things. What are some things the churches you have been a part of have emphasized? How did that impact the way they did church? How did that impact you?
- In your opinion, is there a right or a wrong way to “do church?” If so what are some of the wrong ways? What are some of the right ways?
- “Following Jesus means you spend your life helping others become like and follow Jesus themselves.” If that statement is true, are you following Jesus? Why or why not?
- In Acts 10 the Church is wrestling with how to read the Scriptures in light of Jesus and culture. What are some ways we still struggle with that today?
- Jesus launched the Church as a movement of people that He would work through to change history. The Church is the hope of the world. Do those outside of the Church share that view of the Church? Why or why not? If no, how could we change that.