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The Cursed Redeemer 10/7/18

Pastor Josh preaches on Galatians

1. Why does the Law leave us under a curse?

2. How did Jesus Christ removed this curse from us?

3. What does it mean to “live by faith”?

4. How does the cross reveal the justice and mercy of God?

Faith 9/30/18

Dr. Jeff Nine preaches on Galatians 3:1-9

  1. Why do sometimes find concepts like faith so hard to define?
  2. How does Abraham’s story help in forming our understanding of faith?
  3. What is one (specific) way that you can live into faith this week?

Did Christ Die For No Reason 9/23/18

Pastor Josh preaches on Galatians 2:11-21

1. Why did Paul confront Peter’s hypocrisy? Are we to do this with others?

2. What does it mean to be “crucified with Christ”?

3. Why is the doctrine of “faith alone” so important?

4. What does Christ’s death reveal about our capacity for righteousness?




No Other Gospel 9/9/18

Pastor Josh preaches on Galatians 1:6-24

1. What are the non-negotiable elements of the Gospel?

2. Why is the Gospel capable of transforming lives so drastically?

3. How do we compromise or alter the Gospel? Why?

4. How can we be sure that we are hearing, heeding, and heralding the Gospel as we are supposed to?

Explicit 9/2/18

Pastor Josh begins his sermon series on Galations, preaching on Galatians 1:1-5

1. Is “the present age” really evil? Why or why not?

2. How is the Gospel summarized in the words “grace and peace”?

3. How did Jesus Christ “give himself for our sins”, and what is the result of that?

4. Why do we need to be explicit in our assessment of the problem we face and in our announcement of the solution in Christ?


Reconcilliation 8/26/18

Pastor Josh preaches on 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

1. Where do you sense the greatest need for reconciliation?

2. How does our reconciliation to God change the way we relate to others?

3. What does it mean to be an “ambassador of reconciliation”?

4. How does Gospel-grounded reconciliation differ from other attempts to heal relationships?


Tomorrow 8/19/18

Pastor Josh preaches on Proverbs 16:9

1. Why is it wise to seek godly advice and make intentional plans for the future?

2. Why must we be willing to hold those plans loosely?

3. What is the biggest difficulty for you when it comes to doing both of these things?

4. What wisdom have you gleaned from the book of Proverbs that can change the way you act and interact in this world?

Giving Our Good for the Common Good of the City 8/12/18

Rev. Dr. Rodger Woodworth preaches on Proverbs 11:10-11

1. What is meant by the “common good”?

2. In today’s culture why is it such a challenge to “disadvantage yourself for the advantage of others”.

3. Read Isaiah 65:25. What might the prophet’s foretaste of God’s coming Kingdom, the metaphor of the wolf and the lamb feeding together, look like today?

4. “We should not underestimate the significance of a small group of people who have a new vision of a just and gentle world. The quality of a culture may be changed when 2% of its people have a new vision.” (Robert Bella). Why are Christians not having more of an effect and influence on non Christians?


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?

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