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We Are in This Together!

September 13, 2017
By Pastor Jathan

Sermon – We are in this together! – Colossians 4:7-18

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • Why does Paul close his letter by mentioning so many people by name?
  • What do the metaphors for the Church teach us about what our church life should look like?
  • Why do we refer to the outreach and missions of AGC as “Ministry Partners”?

Other passages to consider: Jn. 17; Col. 1:24-2:3; 1 Cor 12:12-27; Eph. 4:1-16; 1 Th. 2:1-8

Digging Deeper:

  • How does the Gospel empower us to love and serve one another? – Phil 1:27-2:11
  • How is God glorified as we do the “one-another’s” of Scripture?
  • Why are we often hesitant to share our lives with each other?
  • How is God calling me to serve the Body? Who could I invite to serve with me?

Reaching the Lost

September 07, 2017
By Pastor Jathan

Sermon – Reaching the Lost – Colossians 4:5-6

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • What is biblical wisdom? How do I grow in wisdom?
  • What interactions have I had with unbelievers this week? Did I make the most of those    opportunities?
  • What makes the Gospel attractive to unbelievers? What turns people off to the Gospel?
  • What role does prayer have in our evangelism?

Other passages to consider – Luke 6:43-45; Proverbs 4:23; Ephesians 5:1-21; Colossians  1:9-12; Philippians 2:12-16; 1 Peter 3:8-18

Digging deeper after the sermon:

  • What does it look like for me to live wisely before unbelievers?
  • How does my personal walk with Christ impact my evangelism?
  • How do “canned” gospel presentations help us in evangelism? How can they hinder us?
  • What steps can I take to guard & purify my heart?
  • How can I be intentional about interacting with unbelievers?

Oh, How We Need to Pray!

August 31, 2017
By Pastor Jathan

Sermon – Oh, How We Need to Pray! - Colossians 4:2-4

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • What activities am I devoted to in my life? How can I tell?
  • Read Colossians 3:5-4:6. How does Paul’s focus begin to shift in chapter 4?
  • What is prayer? What makes prayer possible?
  • Why do believers struggle to have a consistent prayer life?

Other passages to consider – Psalm 86; Matthew 6:1-18; Luke 18:1-8; Hebrews 4:14-16; 10:1-25

Digging deeper after the sermon:

  • Why is prayer vital to our Christian life?
  • What is one change I can make to become more devoted to prayer?
  • How is prayer related to the ministry of the Gospel?
  • How can I disciple my kids to make prayer a priority in their lives?
  • What open doors for the word can our family be praying for?

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