Sermons on Discipleship

The Character of Christ

What are some ways you have experienced encouragement from God? Would people say you’re generally encouraging, or discouraging? What is one step that you can take to grow into the character of Jesus?

Generosity

Where do you see God’s abundance at work in your life?  When it comes to generosity, what comes easily to you? What is more difficult? What is one thing you or your family can do this month to be a generous giver that’s a step beyond your status quo?

Community

Is Harbor Covenant a place you feel committed to?  How can we embody the identity of being chosen, a royal priesthood, and a holy nation?  What is one way your small group could serve Gig Harbor together? 

Investing In People

Who could be your three’s, people that you intentionally care about? Who could be your two’s, people that you are helping to grow in their relationship with Jesus? Why would it be hard for you to have a one, someone who speaks into your life?

Becoming an Apprentice, Pt.2

What is something in your life that you could be more thankful for?What gift do you bring with you to work?What is the current mission that Jesus has for you where you work?

Connecting Deeply

How does seeing Jesus’ resurrection as the beginning of God’s restoration plan give you hope for today?  What “earthly things” do your mind and heart tend to gravitate toward?  What spiritual practices help you to set your affections back on Jesus? 

Becoming an Apprentice, Pt. 1

If you could pick a different career, would you? Why? What would it be?  What has helped you find rest for your soul? Why? What are some lessons you’d like to or still need to learn?

Transformation

What would you say your batting average is right now?  Steadily improving?  Declining?  It’s been a long time since you’ve picked up a bat..What is one way of thinking that you need to have transformed?What’s an area of God’s will for you that you need to have more clarity about?

FOCUS

Are you moving forward in discipleship, stagnating, or walking away?What is one thing you can do this week to focus on God’s calling in your life?What do you believe is the main thing for the church as we move forward?