Sermon Study: Session 9 (Fall 2021)

Session 9 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF Word: How this truth should be understood What is the significance of Peter fishing in John 21:3-4 (cf. John 16:32)? Compare and contrast Peter’s declaration of love for Jesus in Mark 14:26-31 to John 21:15-17. What changed? What is the significance of Jesus’ last words to Peter, “Follow me” (John 21:19)? Worship: How this truth affects your heart Out of the 2 marks of pride listed in the sermon – (1) Self over Christ (including prayerlessness) and (2) Self instead Christ......

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The Blessing of Brokenness (John 18:15-18, 25-26; 21 15:19)

Pride: Self over Christ Cross Reference: Mark 14:26-38 Key Idea: Because of the perils of pride, we must embrace the blessing of brokenness. 1. The Perils of Pride Pride (Self over Christ) can be seen in two ways: A. Self without Christ Pride = Prayerlessness B. Self instead of Christ Warnings: Proverbs 11:2, 15:25, 16:8; Psalm 10:4; Isaiah 2:11; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5 2. The Blessing of Brokenness Three ways to embrace our brokenness: A right identity: recognize your desperation for grace A right direction: move towards Christ A right love: have......

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Sermon Study: Session 8 (Fall 2021)

Session 8 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF Discussion Questions Read Romans 1:21-25. According to verse 25, how does Paul define idolatry? One of the things that Pastor Kim reminded us from his devotional from Romans 1:21-25 is that we all pursue happiness, peace and contentment somehow somewhere. Where are you tempted to find your satisfaction elsewhere other than Jesus? What does that look like practically in your own life? What in the baptismal service stuck out to you? What about it was a grace to you? Baptism service......

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Sermon Study: Session 7 (Fall 2021)

Session 7 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF | Listen to the Sermon Word: How this truth should be understood Meditate on verses 17-20. What does Paul want us to understand about the nature of being an ambassador? Take your time and make as many observations as you can. How does this passage connect our union to Christ with our ministry as ambassadors? Worship: How this truth affects your heart In his message on Sunday, Pastor Kim asked the question, “What are the things in my life that can......

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Sermon Study: Session 6 (Fall 2021)

Session 6 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF | Listen to the Sermon Word: How this truth should be understood This passage begins in verse 11 with the word, “Therefore.” How is this passage tied to the previous verses and why is this important? Read v. 13. What Paul is saying is that he doesn’t mind if people think he is crazy (“besides ourselves”) for living for and expending his life for Christ the way that he has been. Why was Paul okay with this? In verse 14, Paul......

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Sermon Study: Session 5 (Fall 2021)

Session 5 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF Word: How this truth should be understood Paul says twice that “we are of good courage” (vv. 6, 8), which allows us to boldly carry out our mission as ambassadors of the Christ. What reason does he give for us being of good courage? What does Paul mean when he says that “we walk by faith, not by sight” (v. 7)? Paul says that “we make it our aim to please him” (v. 9). How do we know what pleases God?......

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Sermon Study: Session 4 (Fall 2021)

Session 4 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF Word: How this truth should be understood Please read 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 for context. What contrasting images does Paul give us? Why do you think this is significant as we come to 5:1? Although this passage speaks of something that is largely in the future, notice in verse 1, it says that we “have a building from God.” Why does Paul emphasize “have” in the present tense, and not “will have” in the future tense? How does Paul describe the building......

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Sermon Study: Session 3 (Fall 2021)

Session 3 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF Word: How this truth should be understood Paul tells us in Philippians 1:27 to “only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ.” Looking at the rest of the verse, how does Paul describe what this looks like? There are many issues that the church can place their efforts and resources towards. How does Philippians 1:27 help us understand what the church should be united for and focused on (cf. 1 Cor 15:3-4)?  Worship: How this truth......

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Sermon Study: Session 2 (Fall 2021)

Session 2 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF Word: How this truth should be understood Pastor Eric pointed out how this passage is a largely ordinary and unremarkable scene on the surface. What are some of the details in this text that would make it seem an unlikely time and place for Jesus to reveal himself? At the time, conventional fishing wisdom held that night time was the best time to fish since less fish would come out as the sun shines on the lake. Along with that, commentators......

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