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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


Churchless -


What do you care about?

  • combating apathy

  • 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

  • Psalm 5:1-3


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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