- What did you know or think about cancel culture prior to listening to this message?
- When was a time you wanted to “cancel” something or someone in your life?
Before you cancel culture, look within.
- When you’ve “cancelled” or unfriended someone in the past, was there anything you should’ve looked at in your own life first?
- Do you have people in your life that can hold you accountable for hypocrisy in your life?
Before you cancel culture, listen and engage.
- What are some ways that you can engage in conversation with other people before automatically cancelling them?
Before you cancel culture, remember the goal.
- The goal is to restore people, not cancel them. How does this goal help change your view on Cancel Culture?
Read through Matthew 7:3-5
“And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye."
Jesus uses this humorous example to show that we are far more tolerant of our own sin than we are of the sins of others. It’s not wrong to help someone else with the speck in their eye, but not before dealing with the plank in our own.
- Take a moment to look within. Are there any areas in your life where you are quick to look at and blame other people when you need to first look at yourself?
- It isn’t wrong to help other people. After taking care of the plank in your own eye, what are some ways that you can help someone else with the speck in their eye?
Make The Change
- What is something or someone you wish you could “cancel” in your life right now? What can you do to restore that person, that thing, or that relationship instead of cancel them?