Aug 25, 2021
Baptiist Faith and Message Session Two
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  • Aug 25, 2021Baptiist Faith and Message Session Two
    Aug 25, 2021
    Baptiist Faith and Message Session Two
  • Aug 22, 2021Empty Religion – Isaiah 1:10-20
    Aug 22, 2021
    Empty Religion – Isaiah 1:10-20
    Series: Isaiah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. How have you been tempted to focus on the external activity of religion without a sincere focus upon and trust in the Lord?
    3. What might be some examples of false motivations for religious activity besides the worship of God and love for others?
    4. As those who have received God’s love, who are the weak and vulnerable around us that we are called to love? How is God using you to care for such persons?
    5. Is there any area where you need to heed the call to repent of empty religion and be washed clean? What gives us certainty that we can be made clean when we turn to the Lord?
  • Aug 18, 2021Baptist Faith & Message Session One
    Aug 18, 2021
    Baptist Faith & Message Session One
  • Aug 8, 2021Thinking about Deacons & the Congregation – Acts 6:1-7
    Aug 8, 2021
    Thinking about Deacons & the Congregation – Acts 6:1-7
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. What is the difference between the primary focus of pastors and of deacons?
    3. How has your life been blessed by the ministry of a deacon?
    4. Do you know who our deacons are? How can you pray for them?
    5. What ministries has God called you to do in the church?
  • Aug 1, 2021Thinking about Pastors, part 2 – 2 Timothy 4:1-4
    Aug 1, 2021
    Thinking about Pastors, part 2 – 2 Timothy 4:1-4
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. What about a pastor’s job description is surprising to you? Why?
    3. Most of the qualifications for pastors that are described in I Timothy 3:1-7 are also things that all Christians should aspire to. Which of these qualities do you feel needs the most strengthening in your own life?
    4. What are some of the benefits of having a plurality of pastors in a local church?
    5. Why is it so important that we NOT put pastors up on a pedestal and instead view them as men whose example we want to follow as it conforms to God’s Word?
    6. Do you have a plan to pray for your pastors? If not, what might be a good plan to pray for them?   
  • Jul 25, 2021Thinking about Pastors – I Timothy 3:1-7
    Jul 25, 2021
    Thinking about Pastors – I Timothy 3:1-7
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. What are some of the most important things that pastors should be focused on? What could hinder this focus in a pastor’s life?
    3. Do you pray for your pastors? What important requests can you make on behalf of your pastors?
    4. What are some of the things that could wrongly become the motivation of a pastor or any of us for ministry rather than faithfulness to God? How can we protect against these false motives?
    5. How can you grow in following the leadership of your pastors?
  • 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?