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Come and See 12/09/18

Pastor Josh continues our Advent sermon series, preaching out of John 1.

1. John calls Jesus “the Lamb of God”, Andrew calls him “the Messiah”, and Nathanael calls him “the Son of God” and “the King of Israel”. What do all these reveal to us about Jesus?

2. What do the responses represented (John, Andrew, Philip, and Nathanael) show us about the results of encountering Jesus?

3. Why is the way in which Jesus describes himself v. 51 so significant?

4. How can these responses to the Redeemer shape your Advent season?

Behold, the Lamb of God – Christmas Eve Ahead of Time 12/8/18

Pastor Josh preaches on advent scriptures for our Christmas Eve Ahead of Time Service.

 

 

My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation 12/2/18

Pastor Josh preaches on Luke 2:21-38 for the first week of Advent.

1. What are the things that often prevent us from seeing Jesus for who he really is?

2. What does Simeon’s response to the Redeemer teach us?

3. What does Anna’s response to the Redeemer teach us?

4. How does this portrait of Jesus change the way you approach this Advent season?

The Only Thing That Counts 11/25/18

Pastor Josh finished our series on Galatians this Sunday. Next week we will begin our Advent Series.

1. What are some of the outward appearances that we assume indicate spiritual maturity?

2. What does it mean to boast in “the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ”?

3. What does Paul mean by “the new creation”, and why is that the thing that counts more than anything else?

4. How has the Letter to the Galatians helped you gain a more explicit understanding of the content and consequences of the gospel?

Let Us Not Grow Weary Of Doing Good 11/18/18

Pastor Josh continues our series in Galatians.

1. What the most common errors we make when we see someone “caught in any transgression”? How can we avoid those?

2. What are some ways that you can help to bear the burdens of others this week? (And how can others help you?)

3. Why do we often “grow weary of doing good”? How can we persevere in this?

4. Why is the balance of verse 10 an important thing to maintain?

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?

 

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