Take about 45 minutes during your missional community gathering to discuss what God is teaching you and how he is leading you in light of the weekend sermon.
General Sharing: Take several minutes for everyone to share a high and low from this week. Did any of those highs or lows involve someone who you have been trying to share the gospel with? Is there anything from this week’s sermon that you would want to share with them?
Application [God is not looking for perfect faith, he is looking for persevering faith] Was there ever a time in your Christian journey where you had your hopes set on being perfect for God? What did this look like? What did it take for you to give up? When you look at Hebrews 11 and the hall of faith, was there anyone who accomplished this perfect faith? How is this encouraging?
Application [Surrendering is done through faith] You have probably heard songs and sermons with the expression of surrendering to God? What does this expression mean and what exactly are we surrendering? How does Abraham surrender to God in his sacrifice of Isaac and what role does his faith play in doing so? What was Abraham's trust in? Can a person surrender to God if they don’t trust him? As Christians how does surrendering in trust enable us to experience freedom?