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Jul 18, 2021
Thinking about Baptism – Acts 2:36-41
Questions for Discussion & Application
  1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
 
  1. When were you baptized? What stands out to you about your own baptism?
 
  1. What would you say to someone who professes to be a Christian but doesn’t see the importance of being baptized?
 
  1. What are some of the things being symbolized in baptism?
 
  1. What would you say to someone who believes that baptism itself will give them salvation?
 
  1. Why is baptism linked together with church membership?
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  • Jul 18, 2021Thinking about Baptism – Acts 2:36-41
    Jul 18, 2021
    Thinking about Baptism – Acts 2:36-41
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
     
    1. When were you baptized? What stands out to you about your own baptism?
     
    1. What would you say to someone who professes to be a Christian but doesn’t see the importance of being baptized?
     
    1. What are some of the things being symbolized in baptism?
     
    1. What would you say to someone who believes that baptism itself will give them salvation?
     
    1. Why is baptism linked together with church membership?
  • Jul 11, 2021The Lord’s Supper – I Corinthians 11:20-34
    Jul 11, 2021
    The Lord’s Supper – I Corinthians 11:20-34
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
     
    1. What are some examples of unbiblical ways of celebrating the Lord’s Supper?
     
    1. How has the Lord’s Supper been an encouragement to you personally?
     
    1. How will this study of the Lord’s Supper change the way you participate in it in the future?
     
    1. Why is the Lord’s Supper so important to us as a church and as individual Christians?
  • Jul 4, 2021Learning from Daniel’s Prayer – Daniel 9:1-19
    Jul 4, 2021
    Learning from Daniel’s Prayer – Daniel 9:1-19
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
     
    1. What are you most thankful for about the nation in which we live? Do you thank God for these blessings regularly?
     
    1. Have you ever confessed the sins of our nation to the Lord?
     
    1. What requests should we make for our nation that are motivated by a desire for God’s kingdom and glory?
    2. What have you learned from Daniel’s prayer that you will apply to your own prayer life?
  • Jun 27, 2021Reflections Upon Life – Psalm 90
    Jun 27, 2021
    Reflections Upon Life – Psalm 90
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this passage?
    2. What attributes of God can we see in this passage? Which attribute stands out to you? Why?  
    3. Why is it good for us to often remember how short our lives are?
    4. How has such reflection changed the way you live your own life?
    5. Why is God able to have compassion and show unfailing love to sinners?
  • Jun 20, 2021Should you be angry? – Jonah 4:1-11
    Jun 20, 2021
    Should you be angry? – Jonah 4:1-11
    Series: Jonah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this passage?
    2. Did Jonah have any legitimate reason to be angry? How have you struggled with inappropriate anger?
    3. What does Jonah’s anger reveal about him? Consider what your own anger may reveal about yourself.
    4. God provided an object lesson with the withered plant to help Jonah see how he was wrong. What object lessons has God provided for you to learn from? 
    5. What do we learn about the character of God in this chapter? How have you experienced God’s grace, mercy, and love?   
    6. How can we reflect God’s grace, mercy, and love to other undeserving sinners like ourselves?
  • Jun 13, 2021God’s Undeserved Grace for a Wicked City Jonah 3:1-10
    Jun 13, 2021
    God’s Undeserved Grace for a Wicked City Jonah 3:1-10
    Series: Jonah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this passage?
    2. Has God ever given you a second chance to do something that you failed to do the first time? What did this teach you about God? 
    3. Are you like God in being willing to give others a second (or third or fourth) chance?
    4. Does God HAVE to be compassionate and offer a second chance? (See Acts 5:1-11.)  Can you think of some other examples from Scripture of God giving someone a second chance?  (See John 21:15-19.)
    5. How do we see repentance expressed outwardly by the people of Nineveh? Based on this example of repentance, what evidence should we look for in ourselves and others that our repentance is true?
    6. Is there an area in your life now that requires true repentance? What will you do?           
  • Jun 6, 2021God’s Undeserved Grace for a Disobedient Prophet – Jonah 1:17-2:10
    Jun 6, 2021
    God’s Undeserved Grace for a Disobedient Prophet – Jonah 1:17-2:10
    Series: Jonah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this passage?
    2. Have your choices of disobedience ever led you to a dark and desperate place like Jonah?
    3. What stands out to you the most about Jonah’s prayer? Why? 
    4. When Jonah was totally desperate and his situation seemed hopeless, where did he turn (see verse 7)? Is there any situation in your own life where you need to remember the Lord and call out to Him?  
    5. Did Jonah deserve to be rescued from death? How can we relate to being rescued from death undeservedly? (See Ephesians 2:1-10.)
    6. How has God shown His supernatural power to rescue in your own life?
  • May 30, 2021A Disobedient Prophet & a Sovereign God – Jonah 1:1-17
    May 30, 2021
    A Disobedient Prophet & a Sovereign God – Jonah 1:1-17
    Series: Jonah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this passage?
    2. Who is like the Ninevites to you?
    3. How has God called you to go outside the status quo in ministering to those who are like the Ninevites to you?
    4. How did God show His sovereignty over Jonah’s life? How has God shown His sovereignty over your own life even in times of disobedience? 
    5. How is the heart of Jonah unlike the heart of God?
    6. Like Jonah, what is God calling you to do that is difficult? Will you obey?       
  • May 16, 2021The Third Concern in a Conflict – Galatians 6:1
    May 16, 2021
    The Third Concern in a Conflict – Galatians 6:1
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. How can you discern the difference between when it is okay to overlook an offense and when it is not?
    2. Is it difficult for you to talk to the person who has hurt or offended you? Is it easy?  Why?   
    3. “To gently restore is NOT throwing stones to condemn but throwing a life preserver to rescue.” What are your thoughts about this statement? 
    4. In Matthew 18:15-17 we learn an important principle for confronting sin: we should keep things as private as possible for as long as possible. Why is this principle so important? 
    5. What promises are we making when we forgive someone? Which of these promises is most difficult for you to live out?
    6. Why is it important to understand how God has forgiven us in order to truly forgive others?
    7. Do I need to gently engage someone? Do I need to forgive someone?    
  • May 9, 2021The Second Concern in a Conflict – Matthew 7:3-5
    May 9, 2021
    The Second Concern in a Conflict – Matthew 7:3-5
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was surprising, confusing, or helpful from this study of God’s Word?
    2. Is it ever difficult for you to see your own sinful contribution to a conflict? If so, what makes this difficult for you?
    3. What can you do if you sense that someone has an offense against you but you aren’t sure that you have done something wrong?
    4. Why are we often tempted to make bad apologies? How have you done this? 
    5. Which of the seven A’s is most difficult for you? Why?
    6. Think back to a past conflict and your contribution to it. Consider using the seven A’s to help you write out an apology.
    7. What should you do if you have apologized and the other person is unwilling to forgive you?

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