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The Wisdom of God

February 16, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

Sermon – The Wisdom of God – 1 Corinthians 2:6-16

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • What has Paul been teaching the wisdom of God is?
  • How is God’s wisdom secret?
  • Who are the spiritual in this passage?

Other passages to consider – Dan 2:19-23; John 3:1-8; 15:18-27; Rom 8:1-9; 11:33-36; 16:25-27; 1 Cor 1:18-25; 2 Cor 4:3-6; Eph 1:8-10; Phil 3:17-21; 1 John 2:15-17

Digging Deeper:

  • How does the gospel display the wisdom of God?
  • In what ways are we blessed to live on this side of the cross? (in the New Covenant)
  • Why must we have the Spirit of God if we are to understand the gospel?
  • How does this passage impact your proclamation of the gospel?

Amazed and Humbled by God's Grace

February 16, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

Sermon – Amazed and Humbled by God’s Grace - 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • What qualities does the world value?  How might these run counter to the Gospel and what God deems important?
  • What does unconditional election mean?  How does this truth humble us and highlight God’s grace?
  • In what other things/people am I tempted to boast rather than the Lord?

Other passages to consider: Deut 7:6-11; 10:12-22; 1 Sam 2:1-11; Jer 9:23-24; Matt 11:25-30; Eph 1:3-10; 4:1-7; James 3:13-4:10; 1 Pet 2:9-12 

Digging Deeper:

  • Why does God often save and work through the “nobodies” of this world?
  • How did you come to be saved?  Who should get all the credit for that?
  • What does v30 teach you about your salvation?
  • How can we boast in the Lord this coming week?

Christ: The Power & Wisdom of God

January 26, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

Sermon – Christ: The Power & Wisdom of God – 1 Corinthians 1:17-25

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • Why is pride incongruent with the Gospel?
  • How does the method of preaching bring glory to God?
  • What two camps does this passage divide all of humanity into?

Other passages to consider: Isa 29:13-21; 2 Cor 4:1-7; James 3:13-17; 1 John 2:15-17.

Digging Deeper:

  • How did the Corinthians exaltation of human leaders contradict the Gospel?
  • Why is the Gospel foolish to unbelievers?
  • How has God through the Gospel made foolish the wisdom of the world?
  • What values of the world might I be adopting that are contrary to the Gospel?

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?

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