Jan 7, 2024
The Way of Love – I Corinthians 13:4-13
Application & Discussion Questions  
  1. Do you have any questions about the meaning of today’s passage?
  2. How is the Biblical view of love different from our culture’s view?
  3. What do all the descriptions of love have in common with one another?
  4. Which description of love is most convicting to you? Why?
  5. Why is love a necessary virtue of the Christian? (See I John 4:7-10).
  6. What loving act of kindness can you do this week?   
  7. How does this passage challenge you personally?
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  • Jan 7, 2024The Way of Love – I Corinthians 13:4-13
    Jan 7, 2024
    The Way of Love – I Corinthians 13:4-13
    Application & Discussion Questions  
    1. Do you have any questions about the meaning of today’s passage?
    2. How is the Biblical view of love different from our culture’s view?
    3. What do all the descriptions of love have in common with one another?
    4. Which description of love is most convicting to you? Why?
    5. Why is love a necessary virtue of the Christian? (See I John 4:7-10).
    6. What loving act of kindness can you do this week?   
    7. How does this passage challenge you personally?
  • Dec 31, 2023Gifts Received are to be Poured Out in Love – I Corinthians 12:27-13:3
    Dec 31, 2023
    Gifts Received are to be Poured Out in Love – I Corinthians 12:27-13:3
    Application & Discussion Questions  
    1. Do you have any questions about the meaning of today’s passage?
    2. Since all Christians are gifted and needed members of Christ’s body, what does this imply about how we should relate to one another?
    3. What are the different broad categories of gifts that we see God has given to the Church?
    4. What is the difference between a natural talent and a Spirit-given gift?
    5. How has God gifted you for serving others? How are you using your gifts to serve others?
    6. What is love? Why is it absolutely essential that love motivate the use of our gifts?  
    7. How does this passage challenge you personally?
  • Dec 24, 2023The Incarnation – Philippians 2:5-11
    Dec 24, 2023
    The Incarnation – Philippians 2:5-11
    Series: Philippians
    Application & Discussion Questions  
    1. Do you have any questions about the meaning of today’s passage?
    2. What part of Jesus’ incarnation is most mysterious or amazing to you?
    3. What question does Mary ask in Luke 1:26-35 that reveals how miraculous Jesus’ birth would be?
    4. Why did Jesus’ humble life defy the expectations of so many about the Messiah? (See Daniel 7:13-14). 
    5. What does the incarnation teach us about what God values that is so different from what the world values? Does what you value look more like God or the world?
    6. What is the outcome of Jesus’ humble incarnation? (See Revelation 5:9-14).       
    7. How does this passage challenge you personally?
  • Dec 17, 2023The Body of Christ – I Corinthians 12:12-31
    Dec 17, 2023
    The Body of Christ – I Corinthians 12:12-31
    Application & Discussion Questions  
    1. Do you have any questions about the meaning of today’s passage?
    2. Why is it so important that we recognize our spiritual connection with other believers?
    3. What are some overlooked or underappreciated gifts in the church that we actually need a whole lot?
    4. Are you ever wrongly tempted to think that the church does not need you or your gifts?
    5. Why is every member of Christ’s church important and needed?
    6. What does it look like to have the “same care for one another” (vs. 25)?
    7. How does this passage challenge you personally?
  • Dec 10, 2023One Spirit – I Corinthians 12:1-11
    Dec 10, 2023
    One Spirit – I Corinthians 12:1-11
    Application & Discussion Questions  
    1. Do you have any questions about the meaning of today’s passage?
    2. What does it mean to say that Jesus is Lord?
    3. What gifts has the Holy Spirit given to you? How are you using your gifts for the common good? 
    4. Have you ever used a God-given gift from selfish motives or selfishly wished you had another’s gift?
    5. What gifts are we possibly tempted to over-focus on?
    6. How does this passage challenge you personally?
  • Dec 3, 2023The Lord’s Supper – I Corinthians 11:17-34
    Dec 3, 2023
    The Lord’s Supper – I Corinthians 11:17-34
    Application & Discussion Questions  
    1. Do you have any questions about the meaning of today’s passage?
    2. Why is the Lord’s Supper so important and valuable to us as Christians?
    3. As we celebrate the Lord’s Supper together, what is usually on your mind? What emotions do you usually feel?  Why?
    4. How might we be tempted to take the Lord’s Supper in a way that dishonors the Lord and the intended purposes of the meal?
    5. How do the corrections of the Apostle Paul in today’s passage fit well with the consistent theme in I Corinthians that we embody the self-giving love of our Lord towards one another.
    6. How does this passage challenge you personally?
  • Nov 26, 2023Head Coverings? – I Corinthians 11:2-16
    Nov 26, 2023
    Head Coverings? – I Corinthians 11:2-16
    Application & Discussion Questions  
    1. Do you have any questions about the meaning of today’s passage?
    2. What does it mean to say that the husband is the head of his wife? Why is this not merely a social convention?
    3. Why is it important for men to be masculine and for women to be feminine? What gender distinctions are often blurred in our culture?
    4. Husbands, how can you sacrificially love and lead your wife?
    5. Wives, how can you respect and help your husband?
    6. How does this passage challenge you personally?
     
  • Nov 19, 2023Following Paul’s Example – I Corinthians 10:23-11:1
    Nov 19, 2023
    Following Paul’s Example – I Corinthians 10:23-11:1
    1. Do you have any questions about the meaning of today’s passage?
    2. What should you consider to be more important; your rights and freedoms or what will profit and build others up? (See I Corinthians 13:5, Romans 15:2, and Philippians 2:4.) 
    3. Where do you need to consider what is best for others instead of simply considering what you have the right or freedom to do?
    4. What questions could you ask yourself if you are not sure if you should do something or not?
    5. Why is living for the glory of God necessarily linked together with living for the good of others? (See Matthew 22:36-40.) 
    6. Paul encourages the Corinthians believers to imitate him as he imitates Christ. This teaches us the importance of Christian role models.  Do you have a Christian role model?  If yes, who?  Are you a Christian role model for anyone else?   
    7. How does this passage challenge you personally?
  • Nov 12, 2023Learning from the Past – I Corinthians 10:1-22
    Nov 12, 2023
    Learning from the Past – I Corinthians 10:1-22
    Application & Discussion Questions  
    1. Do you have any questions about the meaning of today’s passage?
    2. Why is it so important that we see the poor example of Israel and learn from it?
    3. What parts of Israel’s poor example are most convicting to you?
    4. Paul makes clear that idolatrous false religion is demonic. How have you seen this to be true?
    5. What does it look like to “flee from idolatry” in our own context?    
    6. How do the warnings and assurances of scripture work together without contradiction?
    7. How does this passage challenge you personally?
  • Nov 5, 2023RUN TO WIN! – I Corinthians 9:24-27
    Nov 5, 2023
    RUN TO WIN! – I Corinthians 9:24-27
    Application & Discussion Questions  
    1. Do you have any questions about the meaning of today’s passage?
    2. Why does the Christian life require discipline and self-control?
    3. What does it look like to live aimlessly and without self-control as a Christian?
    4. In what area of your life do you need more discipline and self-control?
    5. What is the imperishable prize that we run for?
    6. How does the hope of this prize motivate you to be disciplined?
    7. How does this passage challenge you personally?