Community Group Questions
1. Read Isaiah 56:1-8 together as a group. How did the Holy Spirit convict you and what did He cause to stand out from Sunday’s sermon?
2. Read v. 1-2.
a. If we are saved by grace alone, why is obedience (“justice and righteousness”) so important in the life of a Christian? See Psalm 119:1-8, Isaiah 48:17-19, Matthew 5:13-16, 1 Timothy 4:16, Romans 12:1-2.
b. What are some areas of your life God is currently trying to sanctify through the Holy Spirit?
c. When do you find it most difficult to obey God and when are you able to better obey God?
3. Read v. 3-5
a. Are there any ways you feel like a “eunuch” – unprepared, unqualified and/or inadequate – to serve God in a specific area that He has placed you right now?
b. Why does God call us to serve Him in ways that don’t come easily? See 2 Corinthians 12:7-10.
c. On a scale of 1-10 how well are you doing at prioritizing your relationship with God? What is preventing you from going deeper in your relationship?
4. Read v.6-8.
a. What are some hindrances, challenges or beliefs that keep you from sharing the good news of Jesus with others? What promises of God can you hold onto to help you overcome these hurdles?
b. In the past, how have you thought about missions and the task of evangelizing individuals who have never heard the gospel before?
c. Currently, how do you feel God is calling you to be a part of His plan to gather in the foreigner?
5. Who are specific people or people groups God has put on your heart to share the gospel with? Spend some time as a small group praying for these individuals.