Jul 6, 2017
I Love My Shepherd 15 – Building Genuine Relationship through Genuine Questions
Opening spiritual conversations through asking questions about things that matter -
Interesting blog on the origin of the Diogenes Laertius proverb/quote
What do you care about?
every cares about something
what do we care about? Family? Success? Learning? Community? Recreation? Spiritual things, not spiritual things...people care or are passionate about all different things!
be careful not to make judgements about what the individual says, just hear what they care about
What is important to you?
in the day to day
what would you miss in your day if you didn't have it?
Who do you get support from?
who gives you support in what you need each day?
What genuine friendships do you have? Family relationships?
Support as part of the work of the Church
What experiences have shaped you?
where do we get our ideas and suggestions from?
Who has been impactful in your life?
For church members:
Who is hurting?
Jesus reaches out to the hurting, constantly looks for the hurting around him
Feeding of the 5000 example, Matthew 14:13-21
Who's hurting in your community locally?
Who's hurting in your family?
Who is hurting in the world? On the news? On the internet?
How can we help you bring Christ with you?
mini-churches being the church in the world
Jesus before Pilate – John 18:28-40
God invites us to ask questions of Him
Challenge: Are we willing to ask questions that we don't have a definite answer for or we may not like the answer to?
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