[Q] What was the worst date you’ve ever experienced?
[Q] If you’re comfortable, share with the group your first kiss. Was that a good experience or a slightly awkward one.
[Q] What struck you about this Sunday’s message?
[Q] List some examples where you’ve experienced sex as a god, as gross or as a gift?
Apply the Bible
[Q] In the city of Corinth there was a prevailing belief that what you did with your body was just with your body, but what you did with your spirit was separate. Paul, writing from a Jewish perspective, is teaching that there is no such division. Body and soul are connected. Which is why in verse 14 he writes that Jesus was resurrected from the dead and we too will be resurrected. Because of the Resurrection, how does God view our bodies?
[Q] According to verse 16, how is the spirituality linked to sex?
[Q] Why in verse 18, does sexual sin mean sinning against your own body?
[Q] In the Scriptures, the Temple has believed it was where God dwelled. The Temple was where heaven and earth intersected. But now, because of Jesus, it says that Christians are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. What does it mean that your body is a Temple? How does sexual sin pollute the Temple?
[Q] What is Paul’s recommendation when it comes with sexual temptation?
[Q] Because sexuality is such an incredible gift from God, Satan wants to do whatever it takes to corrupt it. Jesus reminds us that we were bought with a price, not just our souls but our actual bodies. Therefore, we can honor God with our bodies. How can you honor God with your body?
God is a God of redemption. This discussion can be very difficult for some in your group. Take time to pray for one another. Have your group share honestly their struggles for sexual purity if you feel comfortable. Have the group pray over those that need a fresh touch from God to experience and feel His forgiveness and grace.
Chance to Serve
Consider serving during Parents Night Out. This event is hosted once a month at our Mountainside and Parsippany campuses. During this event parents can drop their kids off for three hours of child care. Take the time to help bless our special needs parents. Serve on your own or serve with your group. For other opportunities check out the Liquid serve site.
Read Matthew 5: 27-30
[Q] Is there a difference between lust and attraction? What do you think it is?
[Q] Jesus starts off by saying, “You’ve heard it said,” where have people heard this? How did Jesus expand this teaching?
[Q] What do you think Jesus means in verses 29-30?
[Q] What could vs. 29 to 30 look like? How can it be visible for others?
[Q] A woman from our church wrote these words on her computer “As for me and my mouse, we will serve the Lord.” This was there as a reminder to her kids and the family that the choices we make online will honor God. What are some ways that you can protect your hearts from sexual sin?
[Q] Read 1 Corinthians 10: 13. Why is this good news when we face temptation?