Before the Session
- Have the Bible Background Video ready to view.
- Review today’s scripture text and the session activities to help better facilitate the discussion.
- Encourage your group to listen to the Faithelement podcast ahead of the next session (Share the link via email or social media).
Context (From the Mind Session Page)
Begin by asking:
- If you could change any one aspect of your body, what would it be and why?
- If you could change an aspect of someone else’s body, what would you choose and why?
- What do you think the answers to those questions might be if asked outside of this group and why?
- Why do you think people place such value on certain physical attributes as opposed to others?
- In what ways does our attitude toward the physical self reflect our faith?
Content (From the Current Session Page)
Read 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, and watch the Bible Background Video for this session. Ask:
- What do you think Paul was talking about in the first two verses?
- In what ways do the things Paul was quoting reflect the way people live in our times?
- What does it mean to be a “member of Christ” in the way Paul is writing here?
- In what ways are we truly “not our own,” as indicated in verse 19?
- Nikki states that, “Since the beginning, the church has had a tumultuous relationship with the body,” but what are some other examples that she could have used in explaining this?
- How do you feel about the struggle to reconcile the body and its demands with our faith and why?
Closure (From the Media Session Page)
Play Follow the Leader movie clip and ask:
- How do we find the path to do what is beneficial and not just “lawful” or “permitted” and how do we know the difference?
- What, if anything can we do that might be beneficial, while being legally or morally dubious, and what does this tell us?
- At what point does the way we treat our bodies become a statement of our faith?
- If we can assume that God can be found in all the bodies we encounter in daily life, in what ways can our encounters with others best honor God?
Close in prayer.