Sunday, October 11, 2020

Questions: Civility

We provide questions each week based on the topic of our service for our Verve Groups to use. If you're not in a Verve Group, feel free to use them on your own.

This week we continued our series called The Separation Of Church And Hate by talking about Civility.
  • When you hear “loving … good listener … patient,” who do you think of?
  • What is attractive about that person? What kind of influence do they have on people?
  • Read James 1:19-20
  • We are to be “quick to listen.” Where do you struggle to listen? How could you partner with God to become a better listener?
  • We are to be “slow to speak.” Can you think of a time when you spoke too soon or too much? How did it hurt you?
  • In what area of your life do you need to be slower to speak?
  • We are to be “slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires” (James 1:20). Why do you think our anger is such a big deal to God? What’s so bad about anger?
  • How could you give your anger to God this week? What do you think you could do differently that would help you to be slower to anger?
  • Jesus told us, “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44).
    • Why do you think God wants us to love our enemies?
    • How could you picture God helping you so you could be able to do that?
  • This week, in our crazy amped up political climate, how could you be a voice of civility?