Why We Do What We Do (13 of 21) by Chris Brown

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Why We Do What We Do (13 of 21)
Series: Corinth
Pastor Chris Brown
1 Corinthians 11:1-34

WHEN THE BIBLE DOESN'T MAKE SENSE:

TWO MORE PROBLEMS WITH THE CHURCH:

People weren't dressed the right way.

The services did more harm than good.

TWO FAMILIAR SOLUTIONS:

- Always put others first.

- Love trumps freedom.

ONE SUPPER THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING:

It's for believers only.

Its focus should be on forgiveness.

It's a time to remember the price that was paid.

It should change the way we live.

TAKING IT HOME
Because of the topic of this week's sermon, we are encouraging Growth Groups to celebrate Communion this week. The Taking It Home question is designed to prepare you to celebrate Communion with your Growth Group.

1. Chris talked about what it means to examine yourself in preparation for taking Communion. He said it doesn't mean we're perfect, but it does mean we look to see if we're striving to live a life pleasing to the Lord. Take some time to examine your life in the following areas:

Any attitude or action you need to confess?

Any person you need to forgive or love?

Any blessing you need to thank God for?

Growth Group Homework


QUICK REVIEW
Looking back at your notes from this week's teaching on Why We Do What We Do, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?



MY STORY
1. This weekend we talked about the significance of Communion. Depending on your religious background, there may be other religious ceremonies you were exposed to growing up. What importance did confirmation classes, first Communion, baby dedication, baptism or some other ceremony have in your family when you were a child?


How did your experience with these as a child influence your opinion of Christ or the church once you grew up?


2. What do you tend to do when you're reading the Bible and come to a passage that ...


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