Text Background: 1 Corinthians
Sermon Link: United Teaching Video
Family Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 11:23-34
Summary: We kicked off the new semester with a new series, “United,” and we’ll be in that series for the next four weeks leading up to CityWide. We’ve talked a lot about the diversity in our group, which is to be celebrated but we want to see the tangible things that will draw us closer together. In I Corinthians Paul takes a moment to address how they take the Lord’s Supper, because what he has heard is that some are missing out on this moment to commune with God because of others selfishness and gluttony. This week we talk about how selfishness divides but selflessness unites.
These are questions to ask your teenager that are deeper than, “How was your Wednesday night?!” and them reply, “…good.”
- In what ways can you sometimes be selfish?
- In what ways can I sometimes be selfish?
- How can selfishness keep others from experiencing God?
- Do we think that is sinful, to keep others from experiencing God?
- What is the power of a church that puts others first and helps others experience God?
These are things you can do for the message to stick.
- Take the Lord’s Supper together this week. If possible, even take it with another family, or friends of your teenager, or encourage your teenager to take the Lord’s supper with their friends.
- Join a small group and bring your teenager to Sunday morning small groups. A community to learn in and invest in holds us accountable to be obedient. It’s very difficult to run from God and simultaneously be surrounded by His people.