Sermon Guide

May 19, 2024

The message "Different" looks at what it means to live uniquely as Christ followers by sharing faith through actions. Focused on Jeremiah's complaint of wicked prospering, the sermon warns against envy and judgment, emphasizing mercy. God challenges Jeremiah to endure, paralleling the call to faithful endurance for believers in their journey. Ultimately, the sermon encourages living distinctly as Christians, sharing faith through deeds and words, avoiding comparison and judgment, and persevering with Jesus' example.
1. How can we live differently as followers of Christ and make a positive impact in the world?
The message emphasized the importance of sharing our faith through both words and actions.
What is one specific way you can apply this concept to your own life and daily interactions with others?

2. In Jeremiah's complaint to God, he questioned why the wicked seem to prosper. Have you ever faced a similar situation? How did you react?
Jeremiah 12:1-5 describes the prophet's frustration about the prosperity of the wicked.
In what ways can you rely on God instead of focusing on comparisons when faced with these feelings?

3. Why is it important to avoid comparing ourselves to others and to be compassionate towards those around us?
Can you recall a time when you judged someone unfairly? How can you work on showing more compassion in such situations?