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The Ministry of Reconciliation 2/9/20

University Minister, Andy Moore, preaches on 2 Corinthians 5:11-21

 

1. In what sense did Jesus “become sin” on our behalf? In what sense do we “become righteousness”?

2. How should people behave after they have received reconciliation with God?

3. If you are called to be an ambassador of reconciliation, how is this likely to affect your daily life? How will it affect how people perceive you? How will it affect how God perceives you?

We Do Not Lose Heart 2/2/20

Pastor Josh continues our series in 2 Corinthians.

 

1. What is the treasure that carry about in ‘jars of clay’?

2. Why does Paul call the difficulties of life “light momentary affliction”? How can we see them this way without seeming dismissive or insensitive?

3. What is the great hope that God has set before us, and how do we know that God will make good on that hope?

4. How does v. 10 impact the way that you go through all the highs and lows of life?

Unveiled 1/26/19

Pastor Josh continues preaching from 2 Corinthians

1. Why is the Gospel “veiled” to people?

2. How does God unveil the Gospel to us?

3. What does Paul mean when he says that Jesus Christ is “the image of God”?

4. How can we ‘renounce disgraceful ways’ and “commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God”?

Fragrance 1/19/2020

Pastor Josh continues to preach in 2 Corinthians

1. What does it mean to say that “Christ always leads us in triumphal procession”?

2. How do we spread “the fragrance of the knowledge” of Jesus everywhere?

3. Why is the “aroma” of Christ both a fragrance of life and a fragrance of death?

4. In what ways can you be “the aroma of Christ” among others this week?

We Rely Not On Ourselves 1/12/2020

Pastor Josh begins our new sermon series on 2 Corinthians.

1. How does God comforts us in our affliction? How we can know this when we do not feel it?

2. Why can affliction and despair be the pathway to hope?

3. How does the resurrection of Jesus Christ change the way that we experience affliction and suffering?

4. In what areas of life are you relying on yourself when you should be relying on the “God who raises the dead”?

Christmas Eve

Pastor Josh preaches at our Christmas Eve Service

The Appearing of Our Great God and Savior 01/05/2020

Pastor Josh preaches on Titus 2:11-14.

1. Why is the claim that God himself has appeared so radical?

2. How does Jesus reveal God to us? What does he reveal?

3. What is the relationship between God’s grace and our renunciation of “ungodliness and worldly passions”?

4. What would it look like if we were a people who are “zealous for good works”? How can we live into that identity together here at Bellefield?

Technical Difficulties

We have had some technical difficulties with our recordings, we apologize for not having sermon podcasts for December, we are hoping to resolve this soon.

And of Peace There Will Be No End 12/8/19

Pastor Josh preaches on “Peace” using Isaiah 9:2-7.

 

1. Why do we experience strife in our relationships with God and with one another?

2. Why are our attempts to bring peace going to inevitably fall short?

3. How is it that Jesus Christ brings us peace with God? With one another?

4. What would it look like for you to live in the peace that Jesus Christ provides while looking ahead to the permanent peace he will establish?

The Love of God Was Made Manifest Among Us 12/1/19

Pastor Josh preaches on “Love” using 1 John 4:7-12

1. What is unique and distinct about God’s love for us? How is God’s love “made manifest among us”?

2. How do we know that God loves us? Where should we look to be reminded of this whenever we might doubt it?

3. How can the way we love one another bear witness to the Gospel?

4. What would it look like this Advent season for you to love others in ways that reflect the love that God has “made manifest among us”?

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