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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?

Test the Spirits 02/10/19

Pastor Josh preaches on 1 John 2:18-27 & 4:1-6

1. Why does John say that “it is the last hour”, and what does he mean by that?

2. How does John’s definition of “the antichrist” differ from what you may have had in mind?

3. How do we “test the spirits”?

4. Why is it important to remember that there have been ‘false prophets’ in every age?

No Cause for Stumbling 2/3/19

Pastor Josh preaches on 1 John 2:7-17

1. How is the “new” commandment really an “old” commandment?

2. What does it mean to say “the darkness is passing away”?

3. What are the reasons that John gives for writing this letter (verses 12-14), and how do those reasons affect us today?

4. Why does John say “do not love the world or the things in the world”?

We Deceive Ourselves 1/27/19

Past Josh preaches on 1 John 1:5-2:6.

1. In what ways do we deceive ourselves when it comes to our relationship with God?

2. In what ways do we deceive ourselves when it comes to our life in this world?

3. How does the Gospel correct these self-deceptive views?

4. What are some ways that you can “walk in the light” this coming week?

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