1. Why are you part of a small group? How has being part of this group blessed you? Who comes to mind as someone who could benefit if you invited them into your small group?
2. Is it difficult to talk about sexual matters in the church today? Why or why not? If so, what, if anything, can be done to make such discussions feel more natural?
3. Read 1 Corinthians 5:1-13.
4. What is the problem Paul is addressing in this church? In your experience, how does the North American church handle immorality? In your experience, what sins does the North American church tolerate?
5. How does Paul want the church to respond? What does this mean? Why does Paul want this to happen? Is this the proper way to deal with sin in the church today? Why or why not? Read Matthew 18:15-20 as you reflect on this.
6. What is the danger of not responding to sin in the church? How have you seen unaddressed sin influence society? Your school? Workplace? The church?
7. How can we foster an atmosphere of loving accountability in the church?
8. In light of Matthew 7:1-5, how should we judge people in the church?
9. What is our goal when we associate with immoral non-believers? How can we develop life-giving relationships with non-believers?
10. End your time together by having each person share:
i. What you must do in response to Sunday’s sermon.
ii. Encouraging words for another member of your group – how they have blessed you or others over the past couple of weeks.
iii. One area of struggle in their Christian walk.
iv. One person that they would like to see come to faith/return to God.
Pray for one another in light of these three items and any other concerns your group members might have.