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Run to Win

July 06, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

Sermon – Run to Win - 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Preparing my heart for the sermon:

  • Why did Paul use the picture of a runner and boxer with the Corinthians?
  • What can we learn from athletes to help us in our Christian life?
  • What contributed to the failure of the Israelites that Paul discusses in the next chapter?

Other passages to consider – Gen 39:1-12; Dan 1:8-20; 1 Cor 10:1-13; Phil 3:8-21; 1 Tim 4:7-9; 6:6-12; 2 Tim 4:6-8; Heb 12:1-16

Digging Deeper:

  • Are you living with a singular focus in life?  What is it?  What should it be?  How could you be more intentional in how you live?
  • What areas of self-denial and self-restraint will help you the most in your Christian life?
  • How can you glorify God in your body?  How could discipline would help you do that?
  • How do our actions and pattern of life relate to our salvation?

Time to Grow Up

February 23, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

Sermon – Time to Grow Up – 1 Corinthians 3:1-4

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • Why do we not feed babies steak?  Why is it inappropriate for adults to live on baby formula?
  • Does Christian growth happen automatically over the passage of time?  Why or why not?
  • What does Christian growth look like?  What things get mistaken for growth?

Other passages to consider – Ps 51; Rom 8:1-9; Gal 5:16-26; Eph 4:11-16; Col 1:28; 2:6-7; Titus 2:11-13; 3:3-9; Heb 5:11-6:1a; Jam 1:19-22; 1 Pet 1:23-2:3

Digging Deeper:

  • Am I growing in spiritual maturity?  How can I tell?
  • What is the Holy Spirit’s role in our Christian growth?  What is our role?
  • What in my life is hindering my Christian growth?
  • How is God glorified when His people grow?

Remember God's Blessing to Us in Christ

January 13, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

Sermon – Remember God’s Blessings to Us in Christ – 1 Corinthians 1:1-9

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • Compare 1:1-9 with the introductions to Paul’s other letters. What is similar and different about this one to the Corinthians?
  • Three times in this passage, Paul speaks about “called by God”. What is significant about this verb?
  • What do you learn about the church from this text?

Other passages to consider: John 10:1-10; Acts 9:1-19; 18:1-17; Rom 8:29-30; Eph 1:1-14; 3:10, 21; 5:25-27; Phil 1:6

Digging Deeper:

  • How does remembering God’s blessings help us not sin?
  • To whom does the church belong? Why does the church exist?
  • What does this passage teach us about what the Christian life entails?
  • How do God’s blessings come to us? Explain.

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