Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Romans 13 "Navigating New Relationships" Rev. Greg Meyer




                                 Sermon Discussion Questions


  1) Being a Jesus follower changes us but also changes all of our relationships. Which relationships in particular does Paul address in this chapter?


 2) What are our responsibilities in regards to our state?


 3) What does Paul say about our neighbor and how we are to treat them?


 4) How does a believer respond to the culture?


 5) Bulletin quote: "Law and love need each other. Love needs law for its direction, while law needs love for its inspiration." (John Stott) How does this help us understand our reaction to live out Romans 13? 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Romans 12:9-21 "What's Love got to do with it?" Rev. Chris Smith


                                       Sermon Discussion Questions

 1) What does Paul say about love throughout this passage?

 2) Why is it difficult for our love to be sincere and genuine sometimes?

 3) What type of "competition" is Paul describing in Romans 12?

 4) What does John 4 say about love? Who is our source of love?

 5) How has the love of God changed the way you live and love others?


Monday, April 25, 2022

Genesis 18:9-15 "The Gospel and our Shame" Rev. Ed Dunnington



                                                          Sermon Discussion 


 1) What does the Lord say to Sarah in this passage?


 2) How does Sarah respond? Why do you think Sarah responds this way?


 3) What had God told Abraham in the previous chapter (17)?


 4) What is the significance of the Lord addressing Sarah by her name?


 5) How do we respond to God when we have felt our shame in the past? How can the hope of the gospel inform our response to shame when it pops up in our daily lives?  

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Acts 10:34-43 "Resurrection Hope" Rev. Dr. Tom Gibbs



                                                     Sermon Discussion 


 1) Why should we believe the resurrection is true? What are the 3 reasons given?


 2) Why is the resurrection so important? 


 3) The world's message is "The better you are, the better your life will go." Why do Christians reject that philosophy? What does this passage have to say about that mentality?


 4) How does the truth of the resurrection change our lives now? 

Monday, April 4, 2022

Romans 12:1-8 "Changed Lives" Rev. Dr. Tom Gibbs




                                                        Sermon Discussion 


1) What does Paul write about the sanctification process in this passage? How do we grow/change as believers?


2)  What is the posture of a Christian in the process of sanctification? 


3) Do we wait on others to do the "right" thing or another act of mercy before we act? 


4) What are ways that we give our lives to Jesus currently? What does trusting Him look like in your daily life at work, school, relationship etc?


5) Sermon quote: "To become a self, I need the community of believers." How can this be challenging? How can this be encouraging?


Monday, March 28, 2022

Romans 11 "Make No Room for Spiritual Pride" Rev. Dr. Tom Gibbs




                                           Sermon Discussion Questions


  1) What was Paul reminding the readers of in this passage?


  2) What does spiritual pride look like in practice? How can it be damaging?


  3) Was God rejecting the Jews in His plan of salvation?


 4) How do we see these dynamics at work between Christians of various traditions now? What are ways we can meet these dynamics with the truth of the gospel message?


 5)   Do we think of our salvation as a gift? What is challenging about that? What are areas of growth in our lives in this regard?

Friday, March 25, 2022

Romans 10:1-21 Preach the Gospel Rev. Dr. Tom Gibbs




                                                                 Sermon Discussion


 1) What does Paul remind us about the gospel in this passage? 


 2) What is our message to others when we preach the gospel?


 3) What is our role as believers in sharing the gospel?


 4) Who is the message of the gospel for? Why is it challenging to share the gospel?