Sermon Discussion Questions

Thanks for these questions, Nathan! 1. What is the content of the Gospel? Do you ever find it frustratingly and/or strangely difficult to convey the joy of the Gospel? 2. Why was spreading the news of Jesus Christ especially dangerous for Roman Christians? Has evangelism ever directly cost you anything? 3. What’s the best advice…

Sermon Discussion Questions

Thank you to Damon for this week’s questions! 1.      Brad began the sermon saying that stories shape our understanding of the world. What is the story that you tell yourself? i.e.  If you had to summarize your life story in 1-3 sentences, how would that sound? 2.      There is a description of the culture and practices of Cain’s…

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Thanks for these questions, Matt! 1) What was the culturally universal nightmare that Brad described at the beginning of the sermon? How does it related to the sermon text? 2) Did Brad say that snakes lost the ability to walk because of the fall? Why or why not? 3) What was the method God used to confront Adam…

Sermon Discussion Questions

Thank you for this week’s questions, Nathan! 1. Why must we “understand marriage to understand the Bible”? 2. “God made us to need someone besides himself” — This sounds like a bold statement. What was Brad’s rationale behind it? 3. If that ^ is true, why is it okay to stay single? In other words,…

Sermon Discussion Questions

Thanks for these questions, Nathan! 1. What does it mean to be a human being? What is the secular view of humanity? 2. Subduing the earth sounds like a bad thing. Why is this actually a super cool commission and how do you do this in your own life? 3. What would the original readers…

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1. How can we recapture a simple, childlike love for scripture? 2. Have you ever considered the creation story in Genesis to be a song? Could this possibly help provide at least one solution question 1? 3. What were the 3 interesting features Brad noticed in the passage? 4. Brad called for charitable disagreement between…

Sermon Discussion Questions

Thanks for this week’s questions, Nathan! 1. Science vs the Bible. Is this an argument worth having? 2. Does scripture answer both How and Why questions in regards to creation?  3. How is the Trinity present in the first 4 verses of Genesis? 4. What were the 2 implications mentioned of believing in a Triune God? How does this…

Sermon Discussion Questions

Thanks for this week’s questions, Nathan! 1. Brad talked about the social pyramid of Israel during the time of Ruth. How does that compare to the social pyramid of 2017 America? 2. What role should the church take in combating sexual violence? 3. How much is an ephah estimated to be worth? Why does God…

Sermon Discussion Questions

Thanks to Jesse for this week’s questions! 1A.   This California university was mentioned in the opening sermon illustration. 1B.   Is healing (or lack of healing) a byproduct of faith (or doubt)? Have you had a experience similar to the youth group from the opening illustration? 2A.   This demonination-type accounts for 25% of the world’s Christians.…

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1. Why is “drifting” so dangerous? What does it have to do with the Reformation and what are its implications for us today? 2. Brian stated that the passage highlights two different types of people. What was the surprising, main feature of the second type of person? 3. How might this inform and/or challenge our…