Reflection Questions Regarding Community
I recently preached a sermon from Ecclesiastes 4:7-16 on "The Essentiality of Community." As I prepped that message, I had the opportunity to flesh out and whittle down some fundamental convictions regarding community. Namely,
- Community isn’t optional for the Christian and it’s not "just" important. It’s essential.
- The gospel isn’t optional for true Christian community and it’s not "just" important. It’s essential.
- We were made by a Triune Community (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) for community in order to grow in community as a community thereby glorifying our Maker, the Triune Community.
As a part of that sermon, I provided several reflection questions regarding community that the text in Ecclesiastes 4 surfaces. Below is a list of those questions. I include them here in hopes they may be helpful to some:
- Do you have spiritual friends close enough to know how and when to hold you accountable to your most vulnerable areas of temptation?
- Do you have spiritual friends close enough to know how and when to encourage you?
- Do you have spiritual friends who love you enough to come after you with the gospel when you fall?
- What pursuits in your life stand in the way of deep, authentic, gospel-centered Christian community?
- What is it about your "self" that isolates you from community?