Sermon Discussion Questions
[FYI: The sermon & discussion questions are always posted online each week. These can be used individually, in a small group setting, or with your cat on snow days like this.]
Our scripture readings from this Sunday both focused on marriage. The prophet Isaiah speaks of our relationship with God as the love between a bride and groom. In our Gospel reading, Jesus’ first miracle was when he turned water into wine at a wedding. The Bible frequently uses the image of marriage as a way to describe the unconditional love that God has for us.
What helps you to remember that God loves and delights in you? Why do you think we so often forget this basic truth and good news of our faith?
A study indicates that most people are not told and shown on a regular basis that they are loved unconditionally. It suggests that each person hear the words, “I love you” at least three times a day and receive at the minimum 5 hugs a day. The heartbreaking part of this study is that teenagers and senior citizens receive the least amount of “I love yous” and personal touch than any other age group.
In what ways can we share the good news of God’s love with the people around us?
Our church is known for encouraging us to share “thin place moments” with others. Thin place moments are those times when we experience God’s love in a very real way.
Share a recent thin place moment when you experienced God’s love in your everyday life. How did it have a positive impact on your day?