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Serve Christ Where God Has Placed You

June 07, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

Sermon – 1 Corinthians 7:17-24 – Serve Christ Where God Has Placed You

Preparing my heart for the sermon:

  • Why does Paul bring up circumcision and slavery in a chapter on marriage?  How does the point of this passage relate to what Paul has been saying about marriage and singleness?
  • Think about how radical a statement v19 was for Paul, a Jew and former Pharisee, to make. (see also Gal 5:6)
  • How should God’s sovereignty, wisdom, and goodness impact my attitude about my current situation?

Other passages to consider – Acts 17:24-26; Rom 8:28-29; 1 Cor 6:19-20; 9:17-23; 12:1-20; 2 Cor 4:5-6; Gal 3:27-29; Titus 2:11-1; 1 Pet 2:9-10;

Digging Deeper:

  • How can I serve Christ right now where God has placed me?
  • What particular experiences or qualities has God given me that could be used to bring Him glory?
  • Why does God make up the church with diverse people?
  • How do I know when I should seek to change my situation?

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?

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?

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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