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December 16, 2018, 12:00 AM

Questions - Like A Boy Scout


The following questions are meant to relate to the sermon on 16 December 2018, Like A Boy Scout.  The primary scripture is 1 Peter 3:13-18.

1.  How excited have you been over the last week to share the gospel with someone?

2.  What fears or concerns disuade you from talking to people about their faith?

3.  You can see the original recipients of Peter's letter in 1 Peter 1:1.  Those people lived in a time and place in which persecution for being a Christian was very real.  How does that reality change your understanding of 3:13-14?

4.  What did Peter say to do with the questions or accusations of people?

5.  What steps do you need to take to be more prepared to share your faith?

6.  If your group is interested in training for personal evangelism, please let the church staff know.

A good book on the topic is Organic Outreach For Ordinary People, by Kevin G. Harney.




December 12, 2018, 5:37 PM

Questions - Multiply By Telling


The following questions relate to the sermon on December 9, 2018, Multiply By Telling.  The primary scripture is Ephesians 2:1-10.

1.  Why should every follower of Jesus speak the gospel message to the best of their ability?  (Romans 10:13-15)

2.  What are some prerequisites to being able to talk to someone about faith?

3.  What did Paul mean in this Ephesians passage by saying, "You were dead?"  How can he be talking to someone who was previously dead?  Who is included?

4.  If we were dead, what changed?

5.  What or who makes life available according to this scripture?

6.  Define these three terms:  justice, mercy, grace.

7.  Discuss what Paul means "by grace, throug faith."

8.  Re-read Ephesians 2:8-10.  Do you feel like God's handiwork?  Are you seeing what has been laid out to do?  Need any prayer along these lines?

 

 

 




November 18, 2018, 3:59 PM

Questions - Deacon Service


The following questions relate to the sermon on 18 November 2018, Deacon Service.  The primary scriptures are Acts 6:1-7 and 1 Timothy 3:8-13.  The sermon is available on this website.

1.  Review the circumstances of Acts 6; the newness of the church, rapid growth, etc.

2.  Note that there was a bit of ethnic conflict among the new believers.  Those of Greek origin said their people were being neglected in food distribution.  Hellenistic and Hebraic Jews refers to their geographic and potentially ethnic differences.

3.  Note that all seven of the men chosen had Greek names rather than Hebrew names.

4.  What were the two qualifications specified by the Apostles?  Who made the selection?

5.  What can be learned from Acts 6:7 in regard to the success of the original deacon plan?

6.  Read the remainder of Acts 6.  Compare Stephen's character to the deacon qualifications set out by the Apostles.

7.  Read 1 Timothy 3:8-13.  Without relying on any other source, what qualifications do you discern from this passage?

Church by-laws which describe LBC requirements for and the process for deacon selection are available from the church office.

Please pray as you consider who should be selected as deacons in the coming year.

 




November 15, 2018, 10:04 AM

Questions - Giving Is Serving


These questions relate to the sermon from November 11, 2018, Giving is Serving.  The primary scripture is 2 Corinthians 9:6-15.

1.  What is your favorite charity for monetary giving?  Why is it worthy?

2.  Does anyone want to tell about a time when God mysteriously met a need through someone's giving?

3.  The sermon pointed out seven principles of giving from the selected scripture.  Locate each principle in the selected scripture.

  • Be Generous
  • Personally determined
  • Give freely
  • Give hilariously (cheerfully)
  • God provides
  • Giving causes thanksgiving
  • Giving helps build faith

4.  Are there any other principles or helps you see in this passage?

5.  Read Malachi 3:6-12.  How does this scripture apply today?

6.  Do you know of other favorite scripture related to giving?

7.  How do you seek the Holy Spirit's guidance in regard to giving?




November 7, 2018, 1:25 PM

Questions - The Least of These


 These questions relate to the sermon on 4 November 2018, The Least of These, delivered by Clinton Salmon. The primary scripture is Matthew 25:35-40.

Read John 13:1-15 and John 13:34-35

  1. What is the significance of serving in the Bible?
  2. How did Jesus serve God and others by the way he lived his life?

Read Matthew 25:35-40

  1. Who are the ‘Least of These’ that Jesus refers to?
  2. This passage declares that Jesus followers are to serve the ‘Least of These’ by taking care of their needs. Do you think this mindset of serving is at the core of how we treat others today?
  3. What is the connection between serving God and serving others in this passage?
  4. In what ways could we serve the ‘Least of These’ more effectively?
  5. Do you think your daily schedule allows you time to serve the broken and hurting around you? Discuss.
  6. How could you use your gifts and talents to bless and care for the ‘Least of These’?

End by praying for the ‘least of these,’ and for the Lord to continue to break your heart for the broken and lost. 


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