Going Deeper – 06.27.2021


06.27.2021 | TRANSFORMING | “Daily Dying to Live in Christ”

Join the community and go deeper with this Bible study.


Breaking Ground

What are you most excited about in the coming 6 months? 


The Dig

This week, reflect on the scripture covered by Pastor Scott Martin in his introductory message. 

Read 2 Corinthians 3:7-11. Paul compares & contrasts the Old Testament Law with the teachings of Jesus & ministry of the Spirit. 

Why do you think Paul considers one to be “transitory” while the other “lasts”? 

Next, read 2 Corinthians 3:12-18. 

How does Christ “unveil” the commands of God & what they were intended to do to & for us? 

What does it mean to have a “veil covering our hearts”? 

How does Christ & the Spirit bring freedom in the context of this veil? 

Paul closes by claiming that, drawing near to the Lord & contemplating His glory, we can experience transformation into God’s Image with ever-increasing glory

What do you think Paul means by this? How does it relate to the previous passage?

How do we go about experiencing this daily transformation in our lives? 

Close by reflecting on your life right now. 

Where, in your internal world, are you currently experiencing daily transformation more into the image of Christ? 

Where, in your relational world, are you currently experiencing daily transformation more into the image of Christ?

Where have you experienced apathy or stagnation in being transformed more fully into the image of Christ? 

What do you need to change in the next 6 months to experience growth & transformation again in this area of your life?


Getting Out of the Hole

Reflect on this coming new season of life at E3:

  • Where do you need to heal from this past season as we look forward as a church? How can your Growth Group or the greater E3 community help you experience that healing? 
  • How do you hope to see E3 grow & heal as a community over the next 6 months? 
  • Reflect on your time, talents, & treasures. How can you help that dream of growth/healing happen? Where could you step up to better help E3 in this new season of life? What would it look like to be part of building a new future for E3?  

Journal, reflect, & pray on how God might be speaking to you this week. Share your experience with your growth group next week!


Additional Resources*

Simply Christian by NT Wright

The Letter of James by Scot McKnight

Resident Aliens by Stanley Hauerwas



Coming Up This Week:* 

Sunday, July 4th: Join us for week six of our summer series “Faith That Works” – where we will be exploring how the Book of James challenges us to reflect deeply on how we use our words to heal, rather than destroy others.

* Please see mye3.org for details.