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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!

Participating in the Gospel

June 14, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

Participating in the Gospel – 1 Corinthians 16:1-11

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • -What is the Gospel?  How are we to respond to the Gospel?
  • -How did the Corinthians’ giving to the Jews serve as a picture of the Gospel?
  • -How does the Gospel advance?  In what ways can you help with the progress of the Gospel?

Other passages to consider: Mal 1:11; Acts 4:32-5:11; Rom 15:22-33; 1 Cor 4:17; 2 Cor 8-9; Eph 2:11-22; 4:32-5:2; Col 1:3-13; 4:2-4;

Digging Deeper:

  • -How might God be calling you to provide for Gospel ministry?
  • -How do you respond when someone brings a biblical word of correction?
  • -What principles of financial giving do we learn from this passage?
  • -What opportunities around you do you have to live out the Gospel?

God’s Final Victory Over Death

May 31, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

God’s Final Victory Over Death - 1 Corinthians 15:50-58

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • What is a mystery in the NT?  What is the mystery that Paul is making known to the Corinthians?
  • How does this mystery answer the question the Corinthians were struggling with?
  • What is the connection b/w knowing that our labor in the Lord is not in vain and our resurrection?

Other passages to consider: Isa 25:8; 27:13; Joel 2:1; Hosea 13:14; Matt 24:31; Rom 5:12-21; 7:7-8:30; 1 Cor 3:8-14; 9:17-18; 15; 2 Cor 5:1-4; Phil 3:20-21; 1 Thess 4:13-18; Heb 1:11-12

Digging Deeper:

  • What things can hinder me from being steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord?
  • How was this victory over death secured?  Whose victory is it?  How do we come to share in it?
  • How should the truth of resurrection and eradication of death impact our lives now?

A New Way of Life

May 24, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

A New Way of Life - 1 Corinthians 15:44-49

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • What was Adam’s life marked by?  Now compare/contrast that with the risen Christ.  How do Adam and Christ serve as representatives of large groups of people?
  • How did Adam become alive?  Does Christ receive life or give life?  Explain.
  • What does it mean to be in the image of God?  How has sin affected this?

Other passages to consider: Gen 1:26-31; 2:7; 5:1-3; 9:6; Ezek 37:1-14; Rom 8:9-11,18-30; 1 Cor 2:14-16; 3:18-4:6; 4:16-5:10; Phil 3:20-21; Rev 21:1-6

Digging Deeper:

  • What is this world marked by?  How do our present lives reflect that?
  • What will characterize the new heaven and new earth?  How will our resurrected lives reflect that?
  • What will it be like to bear the image of the risen Christ?  How will that fully restore the image of God in us?
  • How would your life be different if you were fully directed and empowered by the Holy Spirit?

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?

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