Sermon Discussion Questions

Thank you, Jesse Baggenstos, for this week’s questions! What is the significance of the two movie references?  Is sound of music better than Ben Hur? What is meant in the passage when it says that Christ descended into hell? What were the two images Brad used to describe Christ’s hurch? What are some other images…

Sermon Discussion Questions

Thanks for these questions, Nathan! 1. Early in the sermon Brad talked a lot about how we feel in regards to our spiritual lives. Why are guilt/shame and pride such powerful emotions and what do you say to someone who struggles with these feelings? 2. What do you look for when you corporately evaluate a…

All Services Cancelled 1/8/2017

We are cancelling all services tomorrow due to the National Weather Service advisories, the City of Boise’s declaration of a state of emergency, and the obvious weather conditions. Please stay safe! If you have needs during the next few days, our deacons have some resources ready to help. Contact Pastor Brian for more info: click…

Are you retired?

Consider the PCA’s “SecondCareer” Ministry, as described in a recent email from our denomination: On Site Volunteers Needed to Serve PCA Church Plants Mission to North America’s SecondCareer Ministry is seeking adult volunteers of all ages to serve on site at PCA church plants throughout the country.  The variety of skills needed may include mentoring, leading…

Sermon Discussion Questions

Thanks to Jordan Douglas for this week’s questions! 1. What characterizes Paul’s prayer in this passage? How should we model our prayers after this one? 2. Verse 15 describes a change in family status. What difference does this make to you? 3. Tell of a time you have understood God’s power, wisdom, or love at…

Sermon Discussion Questions

Thanks to Nathan & Andrea for this week’s questions: 1. We heard several reasons why genealogies in scripture are important for us to consider. Which one(s) did you find surprising? Why? 2. Since looking at a family tree raises the “do you remember the time” questions about different characters in Scripture: What could be the “do you remember…

New Community Group Coming Soon

Dirk and Pam Carlson will host a new community group the first and third Wednesday evenings of each month, 7:00-8:30, beginning January 4.  We will pray together, discuss sermon applications, look for ways to serve the church and our community, share meals together occasionally, and maybe have a once-a-semester book club. Anyone interested in learning more about…

Sermon Discussion Questions

Thanks, Scott & Gabrielle, for these questions! 1.       Why was Zacchaeus so interested in Jesus? 2.       Brad mentioned that the disciples had failed to “see” Jesus, but that Zacchaeus gets it. Are there ways in our lives that we fail to see Jesus or fail to get the big picture? How can we be more…

Sermon Discussion Questions

Thanks for these questions, Nathan! 1. Brad talked about recovering the shock value of this passage, arguing that we don’t react as readers of Jesus’ day would have. Can you think of any other passages in Scripture that we probably fail to grasp fully because we already know the punch line, so to speak? 2.…

Sermon Discussion Questions

  Thank you, Matt & Andrea, for this week’s questions: 1) To what extent have you struggled with unanswered prayer in your life? How do you tend to respond? 2) Brad talked about the importance of vocalizing our struggles to God (similar to the Psalmist) instead of clamming up. Is this something that comes naturally to you? How…