A Brick In His House [1/2]: From Stones To A House

18 July 2022
Dennis Loh, Pastor

Series: A Brick In His House
Title: From Stones to a House
Text: N.A.

Many structures of wood, brick and steel are built and established by the hands of man. Yet none of them, from shophouse to skyscraper, compares to the Church, the spiritual house of God.

Discover what makes up His House and how we are called to be part of it!

General Questions:

  1. How did you come to Hope Church? Why did you eventually decide to stay and root yourself here?

  2. What do you think are the purposes of the church?

Perspective Questions:

  1. 1 Peter 2 talks of Jesus as the cornerstone of the Church. Read up about the functions of the cornerstone in ancient buildings (foundation, reference point, alignment). How should knowing the role Jesus plays in the church affect the way we view and be involved in church? What does it mean for us as believers today?

  2. Some people think of church as a service, building or organisation. How does the bible define the church? How should I consider my role as a member of the church?

  3. “I love Jesus but not the church!” is a refrain we hear. Is it possible to be a follower of Christ without the church? What are the dangers of not having a community to support your journey? 

Application Questions:

  1. Being part of a community is difficult. Why should we still love the church and be a part of it despite its imperfections? What should I do in a church that is imperfect? What role do we play in the church? 

  2. In our fast-paced society, we have so many other things fighting for our attention. Why should we prioritise the church? What does it look like? How can the life group aid your journey to put Jesus first?