What is God saying?

  1. What stood out to you from the past message?
  2. Are you comfortable sharing your story and telling people about the impact Jesus has on your life?
  3. When did you last share your story with someone?
  4. What stops you from inviting your friends to church?
  5. Who do you think God wants you to be in light of the teaching today?

Bible Study

  1. Read Matthew 5. Who is this passage written to?  What is the purpose of it?
  2. What is the significance of verses 1-12? How is this teaching historically controversial?
  3. Do a google search on the historical significance of “Salt” and “light” in the 1st Century A.D. What is the significance of the teaching in Matthew 5:13-16 in light of your google search?
  4. Why would Jesus use salt as an analogy for Christian behavior?
  5. What is the significance of salt being “thrown out” and trampled? What is the significance of a city on a hill?

What will you do?

  1. What does it mean for Christians to be relevant?
  2. What are good deeds?
  3. How can you be loving and bold in how we share our faith?
  4. What do you think God wants you to do in light of this passage?
  5. What will you do this week?


Life Group Questions are designed to be a guide for discussion and spiritual growth. The questions are derived as a response to the teaching at Orchard Community Church in Escondido Ca.

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