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For Us, Jesus Died 4/14/19

Pastor Josh preaches on 1 Peter 2:21-25

1. How is the idea of substitution related to the sacrifices of the Old Testament?

2. How did these sacrifices point ahead to the one true and sufficient sacrifice of Jesus Christ?

3. How does the death of Jesus Christ reveal the justice and mercy of God?

4. What do you find most comforting about the concept that Jesus died for us? What do you find most challenging about this?

For Us, Jesus Lived 04/07/19

Pastor Josh began our new sermon series with John 1:1-5.

1. Why must a righteous life be lived in order to receive the blessings of God?

2. Why must someone other than us live that life for us?

3. How can Jesus live this life in a way that no one else could?

4. What changes when we know that Jesus’ active obedience is credited to our account?

Remember (and Do Not Forget) 3/31/19

For University Sunday we had college students preach at each of our services. Zach Fritts preached on Deuteronomy 4:9-20 at our morning services.

We Know 3/24/19

Pastor Josh preaches on 1 John 5:13-21

1. What is John’s main goal in writing to the Church?

2. What does it mean to “ask anything according to his will”?

3. Why is the closing verse such an important and necessary word of warning?

4. How did this study of 1 John impact your understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ?

The Testimony of God

Pastor Josh preaches on 1 John 5:6-12

1. What is the significance of John’s claim that “there are three that testify…and these three agree”?

2. Why are we so willing to receive “the testimony of men”? Why are we hesitant to receive the greater testimony of God?

3. What is “the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son”?

4. What does John mean when he says “whoever has the Son has life”?

“Dust” Ash Wednesday 2019

Pastor Josh preaches on Genesis 3:17-21 for Ash Wednesday

The Victory that has Overcome the World 3/10/19

Pastor Josh preaches on 1 John 5:1-5

1. What does John mean when he says that God’s “commandments are not burdensome”?

2. What does it mean to “overcome the world”?

3. How does our faith enable us to overcome the world?

4. When are the times in your own life that you most need to remember this?

This Is Love 3/3/19

Pastor Josh preaches on 1 John 4:7-21

1. What makes God’s love for us distinctive and demonstrable?

2. Why must God’s love for us be the initiating factor in our relationship with God?

3. What often motivates you to show love to others? What should motivate you?

4. What are some concrete actions that you can take this week to demonstrate a love for God and love for others that is grounded in God’s love for you?

The Voices We Listen To 2/24/19

Guest preacher Dave Moore preaches on 1 John 3:11-24

1. Where do you see John’s compassion for his readers in this passage?

2. What is a “voice” – that needles you or causes you to doubt your security in Christ?

3. What is a tangible moment where you can point to God’s love working through you that can reassure your heart?

Children of God 2/17/19

Pastor Josh preaches on 1 John 2:28-3:10

1. How is the love of God seen in the doctrine of adoption?

2. What does John means when he says, “when [Jesus] appears, we shall be like him”?

3. How is it “evident who are the children of God”? What does this mean for your own life of discipleship?

4. What is the relationship between adoption and obedience?

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