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!
Like Father, Like sons – Matthew 5:9
Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."
- What is mankind’s most fundamental need? How does Christ alone meet that need?
- Why is unity in the church so important?
- How does the Gospel enable reconciliation with others?
- What happens as we are conformed to the image of Christ? What result(s) take place?
Other Passages to Consider:
Prov 6:16-19; 15:1; Isa 9:6-7; 52:7; John 17:20-21; Rom 12:17-21; 2 Cor 5:16-21; Eph 2:12-22; Col 1:18-20; Jam 4:1-3
The Marvelous Diversity of Oneness –
1 Corinthians 12:4-11
Preparing my heart for the sermon:
- Why does Paul reference the Trinity in vv4-6?
- What is significant about Paul calling spiritual gifts – gifts of grace?
- What is the purpose of spiritual gifts?
Other passages to consider: Joel 2:28-29; Romans 12:3-8; 1 Cor 12-14; Eph 4:1-16; 1 Pet 4:7-11
- How is God glorified through gifting his people in such a diverse way?
- How does a diversity of gifts help strengthen the Body of Christ?
- What is a spiritual gift? Who gets them?
- How should I discover and use my spiritual gift?
Sermon – United Around Christ – 1 Corinthians 1:10-17a
Preparing your heart for the sermon:
- Where does the believers’ unity come from?
- What are common sources of division within the church?
- What should unity look like in the church?
Other passages to consider: Ps 133; Matt 5:21-24; 7:1-5; 18:15; John 17; Rom 13:8-15:7; 1 Cor 12:12-13:13; Eph 4:1-6; Philippians 2:1-11.
- Why is unity important in the church? What is this unity centered on?
- What within Christendom can divert our focus away from Christ?
- How does the Gospel help us maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace?
- Are there any people within the Body of Christ that I need to be reconciled to?