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June 23, 2019, 11:00 AM

Questions - A Sovereign God Involved

The following questions relate to the message on 23 June 2019, A Sovereign God Involved.  The primary passage is Daniel 1:8-21.

1.  Have you ever protested cafeteria food in school, college, or elsewhere?

2.  Why did Daniel and his friends not want to eat from the king's table?

3.  What caused Daniel to know that eating the king's food was wrong?

4.  Describe the character or style of Daniel's protest?

5.  Who was responsible for the favor shown to these young men?

6.  What was the result of their faithfulness?

7.  Who was affected by their decision and action?

8.  What would have changed if they had eaten the king's food along with all of the other captives?

9.  How is God involved in our circumstances and situations today?

10.  What have you learned from Daniel 1 that you can apply to your life today?  Eat your vegetables?

June 17, 2019, 9:33 AM

Questions - Which God Is Sovereign?

The following questions relate to the sermon on 16 June 2019, Which God Is Sovereign?  The primary scripture is Daniel 1:1-7, focusing on verses 6-7.

1.  In what circumstances have you found yourself in which you believed you were treated unjustly or were in a bad situation over which you had no control?  Maybe someone in the group would like to tell about this kind of situation.

2.  What did you do?  How did you respond?

3.  When Nebuchadnezzar took the best young men from a country he conquered, why did he have them enrolled in training of Babylonian literature and language?

4.  The four young men from Judah were given new names in Babylon.  Why were their names changed?

5.  How do you control what names people call you?

6.  Even though the young men submitted to education and a name change, what evidence do we find in chapter 1 about their perception of faith and identity?

7.  How are language, terminology, or names changed today in the U.S. to try to redirect our thinking?  In what kind of circumstances might it be right to change terminology?

8.  Even in circumstances outside our control, who controls our response?  Who controls our identity?

9.  How do we get out from under the circumstances?


June 10, 2019, 10:10 AM

Questions - God Is Sovereign

These questions relate to the message on 9 June 2019, God Is Sovereign.  This message is an introduction to a series on the Book of Daniel, based on Daniel 1:1-7.

1.  Without looking at scripture, how many stories can you name from Daniel?  Who are his three Hebrew friends?

2.  Which is your favorite Daniel story and why?

3.  What major, 70 year event in the history of Israel did Daniel experience?

4.  What brought about this event?  Or, in other words, why did it happen?

5.  Who was Nebuchadnezzar and what does his name mean?

6.  What items did Nebuchadnezzar's army carry away from Jerusalem in 605 B.C.?  What is the significance of these items?

7.  According to Daniel, who put Nebuchadnezzar in power?

8.  What is primary theme of the Book of Daniel?

9.  What do you expect to learn from the Book of Daniel, and how will it apply to life now?


May 31, 2019, 10:40 AM

The Greatest Story Ever Told

These questions relate to the sermon on 26 May 2019, The Greatest Story Ever Told. The sermon can be heard from this website under the sermon tab.

1. Have you ever shared your testimony or the Gospel with someone? Explain

2. Why are we supposed to share the story of Jesus with others?

3. Do you feel like you have a story to share with other? Why or why not?

4.  Read Matthew 28:16-20

5. Since we are all called to share the good news of Jesus, how do you feel called to share?

6. Read Acts 8:26-40

7.  How does sharing the gospel in this passage connect with obedience?

8. Do you feel like you have been obedient in sharing the Gospel? Why or why not?

9. Close by spending some time in prayer, asking God to give you courage to share the gospel and to give you a deeper love for the lost.

May 25, 2019, 8:01 AM

There's A Story To Be Told

These questions relate to Kirt Harles' message on May 19, 2019.  His motivating talk was based on his family's experience with an exchange student and God's moving in that relationship.  Hear Kirt's talk on this website under the sermons tab.

1.  What is your story, or a story with God?

2.  Do you believe the stories of the Bible such as Jonah and the whale are factual?

3.  How can you blend exciting Bible stories with your own story, or use parts of stories in conversation?

4.  Kirt spoke about the Holy Spirit speaking to people in dreams.  Please tell about any such dream you have had.

5.  Kirt mentioned prayer, obedience, and faith as important components of his story.  These three elements enable us to hear from God.  If we want to hear his voice, we need to know his language.  (No question here, but I want you to believe this!) MM

6.  Read and discuss Psalm 37:4.

7.  Read and discuss 1 Corinthians 3:6-8.

8.  How will you tell your story to other people?


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