Spiritual vs Religious

October 29, 2023

Series: Christianity

Service: Sunday

Book: Proverbs

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  1. What religious practice is especially meaningful to you? Explain.
  2. Tell about a time you felt peer pressure, or a desire to “fit in”. What did you do?
  3. What is your understanding of the words religious and spiritual? Has anyone ever said to you that they are “spiritual and not religious”? What do you think is meant by that?
  4. Proverbs 20:27 states, “A person’s spirit is the lamp of the Lord that God uses to search out all their innermost thoughts, motives, and feelings” (Jeremey’s translation). How has God used your own spirit to search out your innermost self?
  5. Read Romans 12:1–2. Some translators use “spiritual act of worship” and others “true and proper worship” (verse 1). What is our spiritual, or true and proper, act of worship? What elements of the human being are involved?
  6. What does it mean to “offer your bodies as living sacrifices?” How do you live this out?
  7. In James 1:26–27, James gives us a working definition of good “religion” that can be culturally translated as “being a voice for the voiceless” of society and not “taking on the non-kingdom values of the world.” How do you experience being religious in light of this definition? How could you grow in this area?

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