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All to Jesus, I Surrender

September 20, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

All to Jesus, I Surrender - Luke 14:33

 

Digging Deeper:

  • What does renounce mean?  How does this relate to being a disciple?
  • Why can Jesus lay claim to all that I am and have?
  • How can relationships and possessions get in the way of following Christ?
  • What is a steward?
  • How does being a steward affect my use of possessions?
  • How can you be using what God has entrusted to you for His glory?
  • Does Christ have first place in your life?  If not, what is getting in the way?

Other passages to consider: Job 1:20-22; Matt 6:19-34; 13:44; Mark 4:18-19; Luke 12:13-21; 14:25-34; Acts 4:32-37; 2 Cor 9:6-11; Phil 3:7-11; Col 1:15-20; 1 Tim 6:6-10,17-19

Following Christ

September 06, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

Following Christ - Mark 8:34-9:1

 

Preparing for the sermon:

  • What does Jesus say is required to follow him?
  • What things hinder a person from following Jesus?
  • Why is it wrong to water down or omit completely the requirements for following Christ?

Other passages to consider: Daniel 7:9-14; John 6:60-69; Rom 6:1-6; Gal 2:20; 2 Thess 1:5-10

 

Digging deeper:

  • How does the call to follow Christ still go out?  Who could you call to follow Christ?
  • Are the requirements to follow Christ a one-time decision or ongoing or both?
  • In what areas do you need God’s help to deny yourself and come under Christ’s authority?

 

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?

The Life-giving Word

December 06, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

The Life-giving Word- John 1:1-5

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • What passage of Scripture does vv1-5 remind you of?  Why would John write this way?
  • What do these verses tell you about the attributes of Jesus?
  • Why does John call Jesus the Word?  What does this title tell us about Jesus?

Other passages to consider: Gen 1; Ps 33:6; 107:20; Prov 8:22-31; Isa 55:10-11; Jer 1:4; Mic 5:2; Jn 1:1-18; 5:26; 8:12; 9:5; 11:25; 14:6; 17:3-5,20-24; 20:28-31; Col 1:15-20; Heb 1:1-4; 1 Jn 1-10

Digging Deeper:

  • How is Jesus uniquely qualified to make God known?
  • How can Jesus be both God and with God?
  • What is the relationship between creation and salvation?
  • Throughout his Gospel, what does John use the terms life and light to describe?
 

 

Love Exercises Patience and Kindness

November 01, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

Love Exercises Patience and Kindness – 1 Corinthians 13:4

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • What is love?  How does the world’s definition of love differ from the Bible’s?
  • How does Paul portray love in vv4-7?  What do you observe about his description?
  • Has/is God patient and kind with you?  In what ways?

Other passages to consider: Ex 34:5-8; Ps 103; Matt 18:21-35; Luke 10:25-27; Rom 2:4; 8:31-39; Eph 4:31-5:2; Titus 3:3-7; 1 Pet 2:20-25; 2 Pet 3:8-10

Digging Deeper:

  • How do we see Jesus model patience and kindness?
  • What opportunities have you had today to exercise patience and kindness?
  • How are we able to show patience and kindness?  What can I do to help me grow in this area?
  • Think of people around you who exercise patience and kindness.  How does their behavior bring glory to God?

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