Sermon Discussion Questions

Thanks to Kade for this week’s questions! What did Brad say the hardest thing to wait for is? What did Brad say the connection between this week’s and last week’s passage is? How did Brad characterize Isaiah’s commission from God? What connections do you see between Isaiah 6 and Jesus temptation in the desert? or…

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Thank you to Matthew H. for this week’s questions! Brad talked about how we tend to be blind to our own materialism/greed but can easily spot it in others. Is there anything we can do to help remove these blinders? When it comes to money, what were the two classes of people Brad mentioned? Are…

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Thank you for this week’s questions, Nathan! 1. If God isn’t against planning, what is James saying he is against? 2. How do we serve as prediction makers for our friends and family? 3. What is it that you wanted 5 years ago? 10 years ago? Did you get what you wanted? 4. What did…

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Thanks, Matt, for this week’s questions! What are some of our culture’s versions of wisdom? (Who does our culture consider to be wise?) What does the Bible say wisdom is? How can we distinguish true vs counterfeit wisdom? Describe a person (from personal life experiences or from the Bible) who exemplifies Biblical wisdom. What are…

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Thanks to Matt Hunter for this week’s questions! 1.     Pastor Brad pointed to three metaphors for the tongue in James 3. What are they? 2.     Why is the tongue “magical”? 3.     Is it a good thing or a bad thing that our tongues have so much power? In other words, did God create the tongue to be so…

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Thank you for this week’s questions, Jesse! 1.  Is James or Paul a “Black and White” writer? 2.  Which Reformation figure called James a “straw epistle?” Why? 3.  What were the Reformation’s figures concerns about James? 4.  What infuriated the apostle Paul above anything else? 5.  Have you come accross legalistic teaching before?  What about…

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1. What is the contrast being outlined through much of this passage? 2. Why is organized religion often taboo in our society? 3. What was Brad’s response to the idea that favoritism is “just how life works”? 4. Here is a list of questions directly from the sermon: – What are we entitled to? –…

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1. What is unique about James (the person)? What is unique about James (the book)? 2. What two questions should we ask ourselves when deciding if our anger is justified? Can you think of any others that would be helpful? 3. What were some of the items on the “Am I listening” checklist that Brad…

Sermon Discussion Questions

Thanks for this week’s questions, Nathan! 1. What did Brad say has been the theme of Hebrews thus far? 2. When you read vs 26, what do you think it is speaking of? What did Brad argue it is speaking of? 3. Brad has repeatedly spoke of the early Christian’s propensity to go back to…

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Thanks for this week’s questions, Jesse! 1. How would you define a spiritual friendship? Brad defined a spiritual friendship as a deep oneness that develops as two people journey together toward the same destination, helping one another through the dangers and challenges along the way. 2. 81% of Christians believe you can be spiritually healthy without going…