The Gift of Others in the Word

Scripture: [Ephesians 4:1-16] Small Group Discussion What stood out to you in this week’s message? What was good, helpful, convicting, troubling, or led to more questions for you? Why is it so important for each believer to know the Word? Why do you think it is hard for many professing believers to be faithfully involved in a church or place themselves in a position to hear the Word taught? From the message what was the difference between Apostles and Prophets and Evangelists, Shepherds and Teachers?...

July 14, 2024

Serve the Lord: Equipped with the Word

Called through the Word to the Word Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-16 Questions What stood out to you in this week’s message? What was good, helpful, convicting, troubling, or led to more questions for you? Why is the Word of God so important? Why do you think it can be so difficult for believers to be unified? What is the attitude Paul says the church is to have towards one another? Paul says we are to speak the truth in love....

July 7, 2024

The Unavoidable Court Date

Big Idea Every person deserves to be judged by God. Read: Romans 2:1-4 Discussion Questions How does Romans 2:1-4 address the issue of self-righteous judgment? What role does God’s kindness play in His judgment according to Romans 2:4? How does Paul address moralists in Romans 2:1-3, and what broader message does he convey about sin and judgment through this approach? What warning does the sermon give about presuming upon God’s mercy, and what should be our correct response to God’s patience and kindness?...

May 26, 2024

When God gives up

Big Idea Those who oppose God invite destruction. Read: Romans 1:19-32 Discussion Questions Romans 1:24-25 explains that God turns people over to their selfish desires due to their rejection of Him. How do these selfish desires manifest in today’s society, and what are some examples of how they lead to personal and societal destruction? In Romans 1:26-27, Paul describes God turning people over to unnatural activities due to their opposition to Him....

May 19, 2024

The Wrath of God pt. 2

Big Idea God’s wrath cannot be ignored. Read: Romans 1:18 Discussion Questions Reflecting on the concept of God’s holiness, why do you think it’s challenging for humans to fully grasp the idea that God is both transcendent and morally pure? How does this understanding impact our view of sin and our relationship with God? Ungodliness leads to unrighteousness. How do you see this progression playing out in your own life or in the world around you?...

May 12, 2024

The Wrath of God

Big Idea God’s wrath cannot be ignored. Read: Romans 1:18 Discussion Questions In what ways do we see God’s wrath being revealed in the world today, and how does this align with the depiction of God’s wrath in Romans 1:18? Romans 1:18 states that God’s wrath comes from heaven against all godlessness and wickedness of people who suppress the truth. How can we understand and explain the justification of God’s wrath in a contemporary context where the idea of divine wrath might be challenging or misunderstood?...

May 10, 2024

Not Ashamed

Big Idea Everyone needs to hear the gospel. Read Romans 1:16-17 Discussion Questions How does Paul describe the power of the gospel in Romans 1:16, and what implications does this have for how we view and share the gospel with others? Paul emphasizes that the gospel is for “everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16). How does this universal call to belief challenge or reinforce our understanding of who needs salvation and who can receive it?...

April 28, 2024

Compelled by Care

Big Idea Genuine care leads to action. Read Romans 1:8-15 Discussion Questions What stood out to you? In verse 8, Paul expresses gratitude for the faith of the Roman Christians. How does expressing gratitude for the faith of others contribute to building a strong Christian community? In verse 10, Paul mentions his desire to visit the Roman Christians. What do you think motivated Paul’s desire to do so? How does face-to-face interaction impact our relationships with fellow believers and our ability to support and encourage one another?...

April 14, 2024

Getting the Gospel Right

Big Idea The gospel is the good news that must be heard and understood. Read: Romans 1:1-7 Discussion Questions What insight, principle, or observation from this week’s sermon was helpful, eye-opening, or troubling? Explain. In verses 3-4, Paul describes God’s Son in two ways. How do those two ways relate to the Old Testament, and why is this important? The purpose of bringing about “the obedience of faith” is for “the sake of His name among all nations” (1:5)....

April 14, 2024

Romans #1: The Gospel of God

Big Idea God’s purpose and plan are inevitable. Read: Romans 1:1 Discussion Questions What insight, principle, or observation from this week’s sermon was helpful, eye-opening, or troubling? Explain. Paul called himself a slave, an apostle, and one who was set apart for the gospel of God. Which of these descriptions resonates most with you? Explain your answer. Why don’t genuine apostles still exist? Read 1:1-7 and 16:25-27. What similarities exist in those two passages?...

April 7, 2024