Small Group Bible Study

Beautiful Gift
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Be Where You Are

1st Corinthians 7:17-24
Discussion Guide
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Please take advantage of our 1st Corinthians 5-7 Tool Kit containing a deep dive study on marriage, sexuality and gender, and additional resources for further learning, including a powerful feature film gifted to Reach just for this series.

Discussion Questions

Before discussing in Groups, DNAs, mentorship and other gospel conversations around First Corinthians, consider the three different sources of engaging questions described at the bottom of this page. This will help lead to inspiring conversation and discussion instead of simple ‘yes’ and ‘no’ answers.

  • What does this beautiful passage offer to the current and ongoing conversation regarding class, race and socio-economic distinctions in our culture and especially within the church? 
  • Paul repeatedly uses the word “called” and “calling” in this text. What does this idea mean for you? How are they used biblically? See Romans 8:28-30, 1 Cor 1:26-31 and Ephesians 4:1.
  • Contextualizing and applying this to yourself, what is the state in which God called you? What is unique about where you were when God rescued you? How might/has He used that in the lives of others? 
  • What is common among the “states” and “conditions” Paul lists in this text? Why does he say to remain? 
  • Discuss the phrase “you were bought with a price.” How does this truth affect your heart? 

Discussion Format Suggestions

First, consider some simple, regular, thought-provoking opening questions to get the group discussions started. Try these on for fit: 

  • So, as we begin, where and How did you sense God’s Presence this week?
  • What is the state of the key relationships in your life right now? 
  • What were your biggest challenges? Biggest blessings? 
  • What are you most grateful for right now? 

Second, you can continue the discussion by honing in on the specific passage of First Corinthians that we’ve just studied on Sunday, or that you just read and studied together. You can engage some or all of the questions organized above for each of the passages. It’s always a good idea to read the particular passage again in the group discussion. 

Thirdly, please feel free to add your own questions as a result of your study and prayer through First Corinthians. You are the leader. Lead. Shepherd your people closer to Jesus.