These are some questions you may like to discuss in your group or consider individually following the sermon on January 6th.
1. Epiphany was described as being ‘a moment of change’, ‘a realisation’, ‘a revelation’.
What do you consider to be important about Epiphany?
2. What part of the sermon had the most impact on you this week? What do you think God is trying to say to you through this?
3. The wise men may have been astrologers studying the stars. They seem to be described in various ways as philosophers, teachers, seers, priests, physicians, astrologers and sorcerers.
What do you understand astrology to be?
Do you think it has a place in Christian living?
4. Read Ephesians 6:10-18. Think about each part of the armour God gives us. We should put on the armour of God everyday as it is given us for protection. How can we do this?
Consider the following two questions which came at the end of this week’s sermon and are from the Rule of the Northumbrian Community:
5. In your spiritual journey who is that you seek? Consider ways in which you can be successful in your seeking.
6. How then shall we live? New year’s resolutions are often fickle and not well kept but in what ways could you decide to live differently this year in order to be a greater witness to Christ?
7. Pray this week for the leadership team of the church as they meet on Thursday evening to discern more of God’s work and the business of the church.