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The Marvelous Diversity of Oneness

September 14, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

The Marvelous Diversity of Oneness –

1 Corinthians 12:4-11

Preparing my heart for the sermon:

  • Why does Paul reference the Trinity in vv4-6?
  • What is significant about Paul calling spiritual gifts – gifts of grace?
  • What is the purpose of spiritual gifts? 

Other passages to consider: Joel 2:28-29; Romans 12:3-8; 1 Cor 12-14; Eph 4:1-16; 1 Pet 4:7-11

Digging Deeper:

  • How is God glorified through gifting his people in such a diverse way?
  • How does a diversity of gifts help strengthen the Body of Christ?
  • What is a spiritual gift?  Who gets them?
  • How should I discover and use my spiritual gift?
 
 
 
 

 

What is a spiritual person?

September 07, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

Sermon – What is a spiritual person? –

1 Corinthians 12:1-3

Preparing my heart for the sermon:

  • What is true spirituality?  How does the world miss the mark on this?
  • In what ways is Christianity confused about true spirituality?
  • How is the ministry of the Holy Spirit related to Christ?

Other passages to consider:     Deut 11:13-21; Ps 115:1-11; Isa 41:22-42:9; Matt 7:21-27; John 15:26-16:15; Acts 2:36-41; 9:1-5; Rom 1:1-4; 1 Cor 8:4-6; 12:1-14:40; Eph 2:1-5; Titus 3:1-7; 1 John 4

Digging Deeper:

  • Why does the Bible say that no one can confess that Jesus is Lord without the Holy Spirit?
  • Apart from Christ, we were all ignorant about spiritual things.  In what ways was your ignorance manifested?
  • How do vv1-3 prepare us for a discussion about spiritual gifts?
  • What does it look like to follow Jesus as Lord?  Can Jesus be your Savior without being your Lord?

Communion Calamity

September 01, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

Communion Calamity - 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • How was the Corinthian church sinning in their celebration of the Lord’s Table?
  • What does Paul mean in v20 that the Corinthians are not eating the Lord’s Table?
  • Why did Christ institute the Lord’s Table?

Other passages to consider – Ex 12:1-28; 24:7-8; Ps 133; Isa 53; Jer 31:31-34; Mark 10:32-45; Luke 22:7-30; 1 Cor 10:14-22; Phil 2:1-11; Rev 19:6-10

Digging Deeper:

  • Why is the Lord’s Table meant to be a corporate celebration?
  • How did the Corinthians’ behavior strike at the very heart of the intended purpose for the Lord’s Supper?
  • We are told to examine ourselves before we take the Lord’s Supper.  What should we be looking for?
  • What steps can we take to ensure that God is glorified and the Body strengthened through our celebration of the Lord’s Table?

Embrace God's Design for Gender Distinctions & Roles

August 23, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

Embrace God's Design for Gender Distinctions & Roles

1 Corinthians 11:2-16

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • What does the Trinity teach us about roles?
  • How does Creation point to God's design for authority in the church and home?
  • What happens when churches and homes do not follow God's design for gender roles?

Other passages to consider - Gen 1:26-27; 2:18-23; Gen 3:16; Ps 8; Rom 1:24-27; 1 Cor 15:28,49; 2 Cor 3:18; Eph 1:22-23; 4:15-16; 5:23; Col 1:18; 2:19; 1 Tim 2:11-14

Digging Deeper:

  • How does Creation point to men and women's interdependence?
  • In what ways might a church fail to maintain gender distinctions & roles?
  • How does embracing God's design for gender bring glory to his name?
  • What unique gifts and strengths do women bring to a church and home? 

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