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Check here each week for information to prepare your heart for the upcoming sermon and follow-up questions you can use after the sermon to dig deeper and disciple your family!

Radically Different (Better) Physical Bodies

May 18, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

Radically Different (Better) Physical Bodies

1 Corinthians 15:35-44

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • What were the Corinthians asking?  What were they really doubting?
  • How does a seed growing into a plant/tree relate to bodily resurrection?
  • What do we learn about God’s creative power by observing the different earthly and heavenly bodies?

Other passages to consider: Gen 1; Ps 8; Rom 8:18-30; 1 Cor 1:18 -2:16; 2 Cor 4:16-5:10; Phil 3:21; Rev 21:1-6

Digging Deeper:

  • How do you envision your future resurrection body?  Do you grasp how different and awesome it will be?
  • In what areas are you tempted to doubt God’s power or wisdom?  What shall you do?
  • How does remembering our hope help us follow Christ now?
  • What will it be life to worship Christ with no weakness or sin?

Shepherding the Flock

May 11, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

Shepherding the Flock

Acts 20:28; 1 Pet 5:1-4; Heb 13:17

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • How did the church come to be?  How is the church described in the NT?
  • What does a shepherd do for sheep?  How does that describe how elders are to serve the church?
  • What does it look like for elders to pay careful attention to all the flock and exercise oversight?  What does that entail?

Other passages to consider: Ezek 34:1-10; John 10:7-18, 22-30; Acts 20:17-32; Col 1:28-29; 1 Thess 2:1-12; 1 Tim 3:1-7; Heb 13:7-9, 12-21

Digging Deeper:

  • How does a man become an elder?  Who puts him in that position?
  • How, practically speaking, can elders keep watch over the souls of the church?
  • Given God’s design, what responsibility do Christians have to the church and to elders?
  • What should motivate elders to diligently care for the flock?  What should not motivate them?

Future Hope Should Affect Present Life

May 02, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

Future Hope Should Affect Present Life

1 Corinthians 15:29-34

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • How did Paul's life reflect his belief in the truth of the Gospel?
  • What is a Christian's hope?
  • How should Christians live differently from unbelievers?  Why?

Other passages to consider: Isa 22:13; Matt 5:13-16; Rom 6:3-13; 8:35; 1 Cor 15:1-28; 2 Cor 1:8-10; 4:7-12; 6:4-10; 11:23-29; Phil 1:21

Digging Deeper:

  • How can unbelievers have a negative influence on us?
  • What effect is my future hope having on my life now?
  • In what ways am I being influenced by the world?  What steps do I need to take?
  • How can my actions/commitments point others to faith in Christ?

God's Sovereignty Ensures Our Resurrection

April 26, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

God's Sovereignty Ensures Our Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15:23-28

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • Where is Jesus now? How did He get there?
  • How is Jesus like Adam? How does Jesus succeed where Adam failed?
  • What will happen when Christ returns?

Other passages to consider: Gen 1:26-31; 3:1-19; Ps 8; 110:1; Matt 28; Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:15-23; Col 1:15-20; Rev 19:11-21:5

Digging deeper:

  • How much authority does Jesus have? Where did it come from?
  • What is the final goal of history?
  • How does the truth that Christ reigns encourage you today?
  • Why does it often not look like Christ is reigning?

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