Sermon Guide

June 2, 2024

The message "Different" explores living as Christ-like individuals in a worldly society. Using Jesus' response to the religious leaders about paying taxes, the sermon emphasizes being different through grace, truth, and building up others. Christians are called to navigate difficult situations with patience, compassion, and continual relationship-building. The sermon concludes with a reminder of Jesus' constant presence and encouragement to live in a way that reflects His love and teachings.
1. What does it mean to give to God what is God's?
The sermon discussed Jesus' response to the religious leaders, emphasizing that our loyalty and worship should be directed to God. Giving to God what is His entails recognizing His authority and importance in our lives.
How can you prioritize God in your daily life and ensure that you are giving Him what He deserves?

2. Why is it essential for Christians to live differently in the world?
The sermon stated that living differently means using our gifts, resources, talents, and lifestyles in a way that points people to Jesus, showing them a better way to live.
What aspect of your life can you focus on to live differently and be an example for others?

3. What are some practical ways to build up others instead of tearing them down?
The sermon discussed passages like 1 Thessalonians 5:12-15 and Ephesians 4:29, urging believers to encourage and build one another up instead of resorting to gossip or negative behaviors.
How can you actively practice building up others in your relationships and interactions this week?