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Thanks for these, Nathan Branahl! 1. Shelton talked about the sorrow of unmet expectations, yet also the joy of surpassed expectations. What can we learn from times when we feel God hasn’t met our expectations? What about when he’s surpassed them? 2. What are/were your plans for Holy Week? What did you make of Brad’s…

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What is it about mysterious characters that draws us in? Why do we feel compelled to know more about them? Why is it significant that the author had to summarize, translate, and explain the story of Melchizedek for his readers? How is that like our experience with Hebrews? How does it change the way you…

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Thanks to Jesse for these questions! 1.  How is “anchors a********” spelled?  What significance did this have in the sermon? 2.  What were some of the “anchors” Brad listed, and what items would you add to that list? 3.  Have you struggled with witnessing/talking to people who only accept science as universal truth?  What are…

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Thank you for this week’s questions, Matt Henderson! Brad talked about Christians trampling the fumie in the movie Silence, thereby rejecting Christ. What are ways that we are tempted to deny/reject Christ in our lives today? What were the three interpretations of the passage Brad gave as it related to what was meant by re-crucifying Christ?…

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Thank you, Nathan Branahl, for this week’s questions! 1. If the wages of sin is death, why does Satan’s bait and hook look so appealing? What did Brad say always disguises Satan’s hooks? 2. What are your instincts towards God after you are on the hook? 3. What is the difference between sympathy and empathy?…

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Thanks to Rachelle & Nathan for this week’s questions! Brad talked about drugs of choice when it comes to coping with our restlessness. Other than Christ, what/who do you turn to when searching for rest in times of restlessness and stress? What were four different “rests” that Brad talked about? How can we strive to…

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Thanks to Rachelle for this week’s questions! What were the consequences when people of the Old Testament neglected the Torah? What are the consequences of neglecting the Gospel? In talking about verses 5 – 8 as well as Psalm 8, Brad asked us “When you look at another human being, do you see a cathedral?” Do you? How can…

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Thank you for these questions, Nathan Branahl! 1. If a non-Christian asks you,”how can you see Jesus?”, what would be your response? 2. Are there benefits in not being able to see Jesus in the flesh? 3. Brad talked about the challenges of persecution faced by Jewish and Muslim converts to Christianity. Have you ever…

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Thanks for this week’s questions, Matt Henderson! 1)      Do you tend to consider anger a good or bad emotion? Why? 2)      What were some examples of incidents that made Jesus angry (either Brad’s examples or others you can think of)? 3)      Can you think of other examples of either righteous or unrighteous anger from other…

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From this past Sunday’s sermon on Ephesians 4.17-24: What makes “follow your heart” seem like good advice? How does it fall short? How does the Apostle Paul describe the old self? The new self? Where do you see yourself on that spectrum? What makes us so prone to thinking others need to change? Prone to…