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II Corinthians 3:16-18

Small Group Sermon Discussion Resources

May 22, 2022

Invitation to Wholeness: Invitation to Formation

II Corinthians 3:16-18 & Philippians 3:12-14

Richard Dahlstrom, Senior Teaching Pastor,

Three verbs define the “what” and “how” of spiritual formation: 

I. Behold (the glory of the Lord) - II Corinthians 3 

II. Release (your past) - Philippians 3

III. Offer (your body to God) - Romans 12


Discussion Questions 

Before questions, attempt to give the group a bit of a summary of the main points of the sermon and then choose a few questions that fit your group’s needs and style. We don’t intend for you to use all of these. Three to five questions may be a good number.

Begin by reading II Corinthians 3:16-18 and Philippians 3:12-14 aloud, taking turns reading the passages. 

Pray over the group before beginning discussion.

  1. Pastor Richard shared how the world is experiencing a crisis of formation, a lack of value of working to become better people.
    1. Do you see a culture of formation anywhere in your life?
    2. What do you think a culture of formation looks like? 
  2. Consider what it means to behold the glory of the Lord. Read 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 together.
    1. What does beholding the glory of the Lord mean to you?
    2. What’s a moment in your life you can look back on and see the glory of God? This could be anything from big moments to a small recognition of beauty or grace.
    3. What’s a way you can behold the glory of God this week?
  3. Pastor Richard taught on how triviality is what distracts us from beholding glory. What is an area of your life where triviality distracts you from engaging in beholding?
  4. What does it mean to you to release your past?
  5. If we believe in the possibility of transformation for ourselves, we are also called to believe in the possibility of transformation for others. Is there a person or area of culture in which you do not have hope of transformation for?
  6. What could it look like for you this week to offer your body as a living sacrifice?