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Working Wisdom 8/5/18

Pastor Josh preached on Proverbs  6:6-11:

1. Does the blunt assessment of work found in Proverbs surprise you? Why or why not?

2. What changes when we see work as a creational good instead of a necessary evil?

3. Why do business ethics receive so much attention in Proverbs?

4. How does a biblical understanding of vocation impact the way you approach the things that you do?

The Folly of Discord 7/29/18

Pastor Josh Preaches on Proverbs 6:16-19.

1. What common result do the attitudes and actions in verses 17-18 produce?

2. Why is “discord among brothers” the thing that “the LORD hates”?

3. Which of the proverbs regarding right relationships caught your attention the most? Why?

4. If we understand the Gospel to be a message of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19), then how does that impact the way we relate to others–especially in times of discord?

The Power of the Tongue 7/22/18

Pastor Josh preaches on Proverbs 18:21

1. Does Scripture overemphasize the power that our words have? Do we always recognize the extent of that power?

2. Why is it so hard to control our words? What steps can we take to do so?

3. How can we impart life through our speech?

4. What kinds of fruit do your own habits in conversations or on social media produce?

 

Give Me Neither Poverty Nor Riches 7/15/18

Pastor Josh preaches on Proverbs 30:7-9

For reflection on your own or with others:

1. What can we learn from the broad range of teaching that Proverbs provides on the topic of wealth?

2. Why is it important to read any given proverb in the full context of Scripture?

3. How do the words of Agur relate to the teachings of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount? What new things does Jesus reveal?

4. How does Biblical wisdom — and especially the Gospel — change the way we think about wealth?

 

Our Need For God’s Wisdom 7/8/18

Pastor Josh preaches on Proverbs 3:1-12

1. Why is the inward search for wisdom ultimately a self-defeating pursuit?

2.  How can we know that we are pursuing God’s wisdom and not something that we have fashioned for ourselves?

3.  What are some of the reasons that it can be hard to “trust in the LORD with all your heart”?

4.  How can we deepen our trust in the LORD? What makes it easier to do so?

Let The Wise Hear 7/01/16

Pastor Josh Brown preaches on Proverbs 1:1-7

For reflection on your own or with others:

1. What is the significance of having a book like Proverbs in the Bible?

2. How is wisdom literature supposed to function in the lives of the people of God?

3. What is the goal of wisdom literature?

4. Why is a right knowledge of the LORD directly related to a right knowledge of ourselves and of this world?

The Rescuer 6/24/18

A sermon on Galatians 1:1-5

Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead and all the brothers who are with me,

To the churches of Galatia:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.”

Galatians 1:1-5 ESV

Seeing Blindly 6/17/18

Guest Preacher, Jeff Nine, preaches on John 9:1-41

For reflection on your own or with others:

1. What does it mean to “See blindly?”

2. How can that phrase relate to your own life and Christian experience?

3. Discuss specific examples where you have missed seeing what God has done or is doing around you.

“Better to be blind and see with your heart, than to have two good eyes and see nothing.”

-Helen Keller

 

The New Life 06/10/18

Guest Preacher Andy Byers preaches on Romans 6:1-11

For reflection on your own or in community:

1. What does it mean to be dead to sin?

2. By what means are we dead to sin?

3. How does baptism work as a sign and seal?

4. How does baptism relate to death to sin?

Andrew Bruns Memorial Service

Pastor Josh’s sermon at the Memorial Service for Andrew Bruns, May 30th 2018

 

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