Q5

Questions about the Sermon

Ecclesiastes - All is Vanity

September 18, 2022

Ecclesiastes 1-2

  1. Did you find the first two chapters of Ecclesiates encouraging, discouraging, or both? Why?

  2. Take a look at Ecc 2:1-8. What types of pleasure does the writer refer to? How many would you categorize as good? Or bad?  Does it make you uncomfortable that he says they are meaningless? Why or why not?

  3. What does the phrase “Under the Sun” mean? Why is it so important for understanding the book?(Hint: John 10:10)

  4. Take a look at Ecc 2:24-25. The key phrase is “apart from God”. How are we tempted to approach life “apart” from God? Why is this such an easy temptation for us to fall into? 

  5.  “When good things become ultimate things they become destructive things”. How do we keep good things from becoming ultimate things?

Saved...How do I live saved?

September 11, 2022

Phillipians

  1. What was the most encouraging part of the sermon for you?

  2. When you hear the word “Sanctification” what do you think of and why? Does Wayne Grudem’s definition agree with your thoughts?Sanctification is the progressive work of God to make us more and more free from sin and like Christ in our actual lives. – Grudem

  3. Take a moment to read Philippians 2:12-14. How does our cooperation with God’s work of sanctification happen? Reflect back on your life… How has this process worked in your life?

  4. What are some instruments that God has used in your sanctification? (Churches, Christians, Non-Christians, Experiences) Why is the Bible the primary instrument in our sanctification? What role does the Holy Spirit play? (Phil 4:8-9,Hebrews 4:12)

Saved...How Do I Stay Saved?

September 4, 2022

1 Peter 1:3-5

  1. What stood out to you from the sermon? What was helpful? Interesting? 

  2. The two traditional ideas of eternal security are: “I Can Lose My Salvation” or “Once Saved Always Saved”. Which of the two have you most closely followed? Why? What are the dangers of both?

  3. Take a moment to read 1 Peter 1:3-5. Take a moment to read 2 Peter 1:5-9. How are these passages similar and different? (Hint: Assurance and Warning)

  4. What gives you the most assurance that you are saved? God’s love(Rom 8:38-39),God’s Spirit(Eph 1:13-14), God’s work(Phil 1:6) 

  5. JD Greear says, “Until you know that you are His and He is yours, your obedience will be limited, your love will be stifled, your confidence will be shaky, and your courage minimal.” How does God’s faithfulness to you inspire you?

Saved...How do I know I'm Saved?

August 28, 2022

1 John 5:13
  1. How do you know you are saved? 

  2. Of these three questions discussed in the sermon which resonated most with you and why?

Do I have a present trust in Christ for salvation?

Is there evidence of internal change? 

Do I see a pattern of growth?

  1. Take a moment to read 2 Peter 1:5-9.

  2. What does Peter mean by the word “nearsighted” in verse 9? Have you ever grown “nearsighted” in your faith? How does he suggest we fight against “spiritual nearsightedness”(5-7)? How do you add those things? 

  3. Take a moment to read Philippians 1:6. How does this encourage and assure you in the faith? (It is finished and is finishing in you!)

Saved...How do I get Saved?

August 21, 2022

Tell us about when you got saved (use these questions as a guide).

  1. What were the circumstances that led to you realizing you needed to be saved? What did you feel? What did you know about you? About God? 

  1. How did you make the decision? Did you walk down the aisle? Did you pray, a prayer? What did you say? Did someone help you, talk with you, or pray with you?

  1. How were you changed after you were saved? Did your desires change? Was a burden lifted? Was the change immediate? Did it take a while? How has it changed you since you were saved?