United on the Cornerstone of Christ

February 4, 2024   /   Pastor Obie Obien   /   City Church

THE TEXT: Ephesians 2:11-22.

  • Christ the Cornerstone to on .

| Ephesians 2:11-13 |

  • Christ the Cornerstone by .

| Ephesians 2:14 |

  • Christ the Cornerstone gives us a at becoming a .

| Ephesians 2:15-18 |

  • Christ the Cornerstone is the our should to.

| Ephesians 2:19-22 | Isaiah 28:16 |

 


 

SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS

Getting to know you (For the groups starting this week).

  1. Have everyone share their name, how they came to City Church, something about themselves, why they joined a small group and one thing they are looking forward to in this upcoming session of small groups.

  2. Take time to go over the Small Group guidelines.

What do you think?

  1. Who are you hoping to win the Super Bowl?
    1. Chiefs
    2. 49ers
    3. Taylor Swift
    4. The Commercials.
    5. The snacks.
    6. The Super what?
  2. From Sunday’s message, what particular point stood out to you, challenged you, or raised a question for you?

The story of your life.

  1. On Sunday, Pastor Obie talked about aligning our lives to the “cornerstone” of Christ. Share a specific example of how aligning an aspect of your life to the cornerstone of Christ has positively impacted your decisions, actions or priorities?

  2. In what ways have you experienced or witnessed barriers being broken down within your community or church?

Digging Deeper.

  1. Jesus told a parable about the Wise and Foolish Builders which illustrates the importance of building on a firm foundation. Read the following passage from Matthew 7:24-27 and answer the following questions. 
    1. In the parable, both houses face storms, symbolizing life’s challenges. What are some common challenges people face, and how does a firm foundation in Christ help navigate these challenges? Share a personal example if you feel comfortable.

    2. What does this story tell you about God, people, and You?

  1. A powerful illustration of Christ breaking down a “dividing wall of hostility” was Paul’s conversion story. Read Acts 9:1-20 and answer the following prompts. 
    1. Have a few people recap the main tenets of the story.

    2. Can you think of a personal moment where Christ broke down a “dividing wall” in your life?

    3. What does this story tell you about God, people, and You?

  1. In Sunday’s message, we explored the theme of how Gentiles (most believers today), were once separated from God’s people. They were considered strangers and excluded from many practical aspects of spiritual life. However, Christ dismantled this barrier, allowing us to be citizens of God’s household. Reflect on the following verses and share what they teach you about drawing nearer to God.
    1. Philippians 3:20-21.
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    2. James 4:8.
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    3. 1 Peter 2:9.
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    4. Psalm 145:18.
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    5. Hebrews 4:16.
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    6. Hebrews 7:25.
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    7. Romans 8:38-39.
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Personal reflection and application.

  1. Have everyone share one thing that another person in the group shared that struck a chord with them.

  2. Break up into smaller groups and pray for one another (preferably men with men and women with women).

 

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