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The Christian Orchard 11/11/18

Campus Minister and staff member Andy Moore continues our series on Galatians.

1. Why do you think Paul uses fruit as a metaphor for the qualities produced in our lives by the Holy Spirit? How does the metaphor help us understand the spiritual life?

2. Do all Christians always display the fruit of the Spirit? Why or why not?

3. What would you say about a person who claims to be a Christian, but whose life doesn’t seem to demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit?

Free to Love 11/04/18

Pastor Josh continues our series in Galatians, speaking to how to gain footing during and after times of tragedy.

1. What are the dangers of love that is grounded in legalism?

2. What are the dangers of love that is grounded in lawlessness?

3. How does the Gospel free us to love God as we were intended? How does the Gospel free us to love others as we were intended?

4. What things can you do this week that will express your love for God and neighbor?

O My God, I Cry By Day 10/28/18

Pastor Josh preaches on Psalm 22 as a word to our community after the mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday, October 27th.

If you would like to speak with pastor Josh or one of our elders this week, please contact office@bellefield.org.

 

I May Have Labored Over You In Vain 10/21/18

Pastor Josh continues to preach from Galatians:

1. Why is it so easy to “turn back to the weak and worthless” things after having come to know the good news of the Gospel?

2. What things sap our zeal and stifle our compassion?

3. Why is Paul in such anguish over the attitudes he sees in the Galatian Christians?

4. What steps can you take to maintain your focus on the truth of the Gospel and the actions that it should lead us to do in this world?

 

The Promise 10/14/18

Pastor Josh continues his series on Galatians

1.Why is it important to know the substance of God’s promise?

2. How does the priority of the promise affect the way we
understand God’s Law?

3. How does Jesus Christ fulfill the promise, and what does that mean for us?

4. What are some of the results of the fulfilled promise, and how do those things change the way that you relate to God and to others?

 

The Cursed Redeemer 10/7/18

Pastor Josh preaches on Galatians

1. Why does the Law leave us under a curse?

2. How did Jesus Christ removed this curse from us?

3. What does it mean to “live by faith”?

4. How does the cross reveal the justice and mercy of God?

Faith 9/30/18

Dr. Jeff Nine preaches on Galatians 3:1-9

  1. Why do sometimes find concepts like faith so hard to define?
  2. How does Abraham’s story help in forming our understanding of faith?
  3. What is one (specific) way that you can live into faith this week?

Did Christ Die For No Reason 9/23/18

Pastor Josh preaches on Galatians 2:11-21

1. Why did Paul confront Peter’s hypocrisy? Are we to do this with others?

2. What does it mean to be “crucified with Christ”?

3. Why is the doctrine of “faith alone” so important?

4. What does Christ’s death reveal about our capacity for righteousness?

 

 

 

No Other Gospel 9/9/18

Pastor Josh preaches on Galatians 1:6-24

1. What are the non-negotiable elements of the Gospel?

2. Why is the Gospel capable of transforming lives so drastically?

3. How do we compromise or alter the Gospel? Why?

4. How can we be sure that we are hearing, heeding, and heralding the Gospel as we are supposed to?

Explicit 9/2/18

Pastor Josh begins his sermon series on Galations, preaching on Galatians 1:1-5

1. Is “the present age” really evil? Why or why not?

2. How is the Gospel summarized in the words “grace and peace”?

3. How did Jesus Christ “give himself for our sins”, and what is the result of that?

4. Why do we need to be explicit in our assessment of the problem we face and in our announcement of the solution in Christ?

 

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