Glencairn MB Church
Downward Mobility [“Refugees: La Sagrada Familia (The Holy Family),” an icon painted by Kelly Latimore.]
Locations & Times
  • Glencairn Church
    725 Erinbrook Dr, Kitchener, ON N2E 2P8, Canada
    Sunday 10:15 AM
Going Deeper is designed for use with your small group, a friend or on you own. Its aim is to create time for you to spend with God and his word. Do as much or as little as you like. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact one of our pastoral staff.
1. Pray for the needs of your Life Group, for our church and our leaders, for personal and corporate renewal, and to allow God’s word to transform us.
Share a recent entry from your Life Journal with the group.
2. This Sunday the message focus was “Downward Mobility”. What thoughts or questions did the message raise for you? What encouraged you, or posed a challenge to you?
3. Read 2 Corinthians 5:16-21. “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us.” What does this mean to you? (Read 1 Peter 2:22; Mark 1:24; Hebrews 2:14; Galatians 3:13). Does this mean that Jesus sinned, or that He became the embodiment of sin, or that Satan was able to corrupt Jesus, or something else?
4. 2 Cor 5:21 continues: “that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” How do we become “the righteousness of God?” What part do we play in this? How can we hope to attain the righteousness of God?
5. Ryan took us through Colossians 1:24: “I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church.” Didn’t Jesus say, “It is finished?” Was it not enough? Read Hebrews 2:10-11, 14-15, 17-18 and Philippians 3:7-14 in discussing what Paul is saying in Col. 1:24.
6. The Mark of a true Christian: “Because of Christ you can face death, and come out alive.” What thoughts (or questions) doesthis statement raise for you?
7. Take a moment of silence to consider how God is speaking to you through these verses. Is He asking you to make changes or to do something new? What concrete steps of response do you want to take? How can your group support you in these steps?