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Joy in the Midst of Pain

March 27, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Joy in the Midst of Pain – 1 Peter 1:6-9

 

Reason #1 – The grounds for our joy is our ______________________.

 

Reason #2 – God has a __________________ for our temporary pain.

                Purpose #1 – Assuring us of our ______________ of our salvation/inheritance

                                                (proving the genuineness of our faith)

                Purpose #2 – Increasing our ________________ of our salvation.

                                                (purifying the quality of our faith)

Digging Deeper:

  • What is the danger of tying our joy to our circumstances?
  • Why is the joy of the Christian unshakable – even in the midst of pain?
  • How does God use trials in our lives?
  • Do you tend to grow closer to God in times of difficulty?  Why?
  • What (or better, who) is our ultimate inheritance?  (see Rom 8:17, Matt 5:8)

Other Passages to Consider:

Matt 5:10-12; John 16:33; 20:29; Rom 8:16-18; Phil 3:10-11; Jam 1:2-4; 1 Pet 4:12-13)

Guaranteed Future Salvation

March 22, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Guaranteed Future Salvation – 1 Peter 1:3-5

 

Digging Deeper:

  • How did we come to have this salvation?
  • Why can we be certain that our salvation is secure?
  • When will we receive our final salvation (our inheritance)?
  • How does having hope give us an opportunity to point others to Jesus? (see Eph 2:14; 1 Thess 4:12; 1 Pet 3:15)
  • How should we respond to this text?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ex 34:6; Matt 5:5; 6:19-21; Jn 3:1-6; Rom 8:12-25; 1 Cor 15:50-58; Eph 1:16-18; 2:1-7; Col 3:4; Titus 2:13; 1 Pet 1:3-9,13,23; Rev 21:1-5

Blessings Secured For Us By Christ

March 14, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Blessings Secured For Us By Christ – Romans 4:24-5:2

 

Digging Deeper:

  • What is justification?  How does Jesus secure it?  How do we receive it?
  • By nature, why do we need peace with God?  Describe the blessing of knowing you are at peace with God.
  • What does it look like to have access to God? 
  • What is biblical hope?  What will the believer’s future be like?
  • What from the text assures you these blessings are secure?

Other Passages to Consider:

Rom 4:24-5:11; 8:18-30; Phil 3:20-21; Heb 4:14-16; 10:19-25; 1 Pet 1:3-9

Psalm 86 – Desperate, but Confident

March 06, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Psalm 86 – Desperate, but Confident

 

Digging Deeper:

  • Why is David so desperate in this psalm?
  • What gives David confidence that God hears him and will help him?
  • Why should we have a desperate dependence on God?  What does that look like on a daily basis?
  • What about God and the Gospel gives you confidence to draw near to Him again and again?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ex 34:6-7; Matt 7:7-11; Luke 18:9-14; Eph 3:14-19; 6:10-20; Heb 4:14-16; 1 Jn 4:9-10  

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