July 05, 2020: Speaking of Spectators
The message that sparked the conversation ... Unhelmed.
Do you act differently when you know you have an audience? Whether it intimidates you or improves your performance, having spectators can make a difference. Join us as we discuss the fine line between letting your light shine and being in the spotlight.
- Share an experience you've had of being watched by spectators (i.e., in some activity or performance, whether it was intentional or unintentional, formal or informal).
- How does knowing that you have spectators affect you (in the situation you mentioned, or in general)?
- When do spectators enhance an activity? When do they taint it or detract from it?
- In the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew chapter 6:1-18, Jesus says a lot about having spectators—about being "noticeable" to other people and about being seen by God when no one else sees. Listen to it and see what words or phrases interest, puzzle, challenge or otherwise get your attention. What got you this time? Why?
- What do you get to know more deeply about Jesus through hearing this?
- How is this good news for you?
- Reflecting on this, what do you want to say to people in your household, church, or neighborhood?