Let Sunday’s message have a continuing effect throughout the week."
Takeaway Truth from Sunday’s message – Blessed are the unfeeling (but faithful).
What stuck with you from Sunday’s teaching? Why?
A beatitude is a statement declaring who it is that is ‘blessed’. How are people who have a complicated relationship with feelings still blessed in the kingdom?
Read Galatians 5:22-23. How are these markers of the presence of God different from our feelings?
What would be different in your life if you measured your closeness to God by these instead of your feelings?
Read Amos 5:13-14, 21-24. What is God saying about worship and how we express ourselves?
What do you think of the statement, “Feelings make great teachers but terrible masters.”? What do we need to affirm about feelings? What do we need to be cautious about?
What would a church-community look like (what kinds of practices or postures) that was built around blessing those who have a variety of feelings and abilities to express them? Are these things you can see at Vox? Can you think of ways we could move closer to this?