You Are What You Eat
“You Are What You Eat” | 1 Peter 1:22-2:3 | Rev. Nicholas Davis
1. Who do you love?
2. What do you eat?
Discussion Questions (Everyday Church Chapter 3)
1) Why is it important that the gospel community be centered on the Gospel and not on community? (see top of page 62)
2) "The context for pastoral care and discipleship is every day life"-
Explain and give examples.
3) Three key pastoral interventions are noted on page 67:
1-teaching or instructing, 2-encouraging or comforting, and 3-admonishing or rebuking.
Have you ever admonished/rebuked someone or been admonished or rebuked by someone?
4) Discuss "gospel intentionality." (top of page 69). And how does that contrast with "spontaneous pastoral care" (versus every day pastoral care)?
5) Pastoring one another in grace (God's grace to you and them)- is key to not leaving people feeling condemned and most importantly not trying make them moral. Have you ever made these mistakes?
6) Pastoring someone with good advice versus good news (Gospel) is a problem, why?
7) Contrast proclaiming the law ( "you should or should not... ") versus proclaiming the Gospel ("you need not because ...")- give some examples by filling in the blanks. What's the difference?
8) Four liberating truths for those we pastor and for those who pastor: see page 76 (also page 82, Table 3.1)
-God is great, glorious, good and gracious.
When reflecting on the sin(s) you struggle with the most, which exchange of truth about God for a
lie is the root of it? Share if comfortable.
9) Not accepting the four liberating truths as we pastor others can lead to "over-pastoring" and "under-pastoring" (bottom page 82 and page 83). Is your answer to question 8 the same issue you have when pastoring others? How do we overcome the problem?
(authors' answer last paragraph page 83).