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October 21, 2018, 11:00 AM

Discussion for Works of Christian Fellowship


This entry relates to the sermon on 21 October 2018, Works of Christian Fellowship.  Many scriptures were referenced and are listed with the following topics.  

Talk about examples of these works that you have experienced.  In church lingo, give a testimony...  You are welcome to mention additional scripture.

Love one another.  John 13:34-35

Exercise humility.  Philippians 2:3-8

Confront sin.  Galatians 6:1

Carry each other's burdens.  Galatians 6:2

Share.  2 Corinthians 9:6-9

Comfort those who are suffering.  1 Corinthians 12:26

Celebrate with each other.  1 Corinthians 12:26

Pray for each other.  Ephesians 6:18-19

Pray with each other.  Matthew 18:20

Any other works of fellowship you want to mention?

 




October 14, 2018, 4:10 PM

Questions - First Church Fellowship


These questions relate to the sermon on 14 October 2018, First Church Fellowship.  The primary passage is Acts 2:42-47, but sections of Acts 4 are also noted.  From the beginning of the Christian church as recorded in Acts, fellowship has been fundamental.  

1.  Read Acts 2 if you are not familiar.

2.  From 2:42 and following, to what were the new believers devoted?  Identify four foundamental components of discipleship.

3.  In verse 42 to what does fellowship refer?  You might want to look at various English translations and notice punctuation.

4. Have you ever lived in community other than immediate family?  Discuss the dynamics involved.

5.  Considering the last part of Acts 2 as well as chapters 3 and 4, what were some of the results of this new community?  Another way to ask the question is, how was God working in the new church?

6.  What were the results of persecuting the apostles?

7.  For how long was the community in Jerusalem sustained?

8.  How closely should we try to emulate the community described in these chapters of Acts?

9.  How can we apply 2:42 to our programing and ministries at LBC?




October 9, 2018, 4:08 PM

Christian Fellowship


These questions relate to the sermon on 7 October 2018, Christian Fellowship.  The primary scripture is 1 John 1:1-7.  The brief message is based on the theme that fellowship (koinonia) is compulsory for disciples of Jesus.  

1. Consider the definition provided from Tyndale Bible Dictionary. "Christian fellowship is communion with God, which results in common participation with other believers in the Spirit of God and God's blessings."

2.  Read 1 John 1:1-7.  Identify similarities to chapter 1 of the Gospel of John.

3.  "...which we have seen...looked at...touched..."  Who saw, and who was seen and touched?

4.  What is John's reason for stating these things?  (v. 3)

5.  Where does Christian fellowship begin?

6.  According to John, how is fellowship among believers affected by fellowship with God?

7.  How does this principle of fellowship cause us to approach broken relationships among believers? (mending fences)

8.  What fences (relationships) do you need to mend?

9.  Discuss how the act of the Lord's Supper portrays the vertical and horizontal relationships of which John wrote.

10.  How many churches are there in South Taylor County?

 




October 1, 2018, 3:58 PM

Questions - Everyday Worship


These questions relate to the sermon on 30 September 2018, Everyday Worship, delivered by Clinton Salmon.  The primary scripture is Deuteronomy 6:4-9.

1.  Review the meaning of worship or definitions of worship.

2.  From Deuteronomy 6:4-9, remembered in Judaism as The Shema, we find instruction to love God with our heart, soul, and strength.  Discuss how the Hebrew meanings of these words relate to our worship of God in all that we do, not just Sunday church meetings.

  • heart (lev) - heart muscle, center of thought, center of emotion, center of choices/discernment
  • soul (ne'phesh) - neck/throat, where everything enters the body; source of expression
  • strength (me'od) - muchness (very, much); enhanced self, beyond our capabilities

3.  How does Romans 12:1-2 relate to the Deuteronomy passage?

4.  Discuss practical applications.  In everyday life how are heart, soul, and strength involved in worship?  How do you do this or teach your children to do this? (verses 6-9)

5.  Please take time during this week to examine your everyday worship.

6.  How does everyday worship relate to corporate worship?

7.  How does worship relate to the four characteristics of disciples on which we have focused: walking in faith, abiding in Christ, loving one-another, bearing much fruit?

 

 




September 24, 2018, 10:19 AM

Questions - Corporate Worship


These questions relate to the sermon on September 23, 2018, Corporate Worship?  The primary scripture is Hebrews 12:18-29.

1.  On a typical Sunday morning, which aspects of the worship time do you find most meaningful?

2.  Which aspects are least meaningful?

3.  Try to describe what is happening when you feel a strong sense of God's presence during a worship service?  What factors are contributing to this sense?

4.  How can we prepare for worshipping together (corporate worship)?

5.  What can we do to try to ensure that we have genuine worship every time we come together?

6.  In the primary passage there are some difficult phrases which might bear discussion.  Read verses 22-24.  Identify and discuss the following:

  • Mount Zion
  • "thousands upon thousands of angels"
  • "the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven"
  • "spirits of the righteous"
  • "the sprinkled blood that speaks a better wod than the blood of Abel"

7.  Compare this language to Revelation passages such as Revelation 4.  Are these thingss really going on in heaven?  Can we really be joining in the heavenly worship?

8.  How do these truths apply to private worship times?

9.  If we can get a grasp of what it means to be always in the Kingdom of God, how will that affect daily worship and daily work?  In turn, how will it affect corporate worship?

10.  How will effective worship affect our evangelistic conversations? piety?  joy?  prayer?

 


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