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November 15, 2018, 10:04 AM

Questions - Giving Is Serving

These questions relate to the sermon from November 11, 2018, Giving is Serving.  The primary scripture is 2 Corinthians 9:6-15.

1.  What is your favorite charity for monetary giving?  Why is it worthy?

2.  Does anyone want to tell about a time when God mysteriously met a need through someone's giving?

3.  The sermon pointed out seven principles of giving from the selected scripture.  Locate each principle in the selected scripture.

  • Be Generous
  • Personally determined
  • Give freely
  • Give hilariously (cheerfully)
  • God provides
  • Giving causes thanksgiving
  • Giving helps build faith

4.  Are there any other principles or helps you see in this passage?

5.  Read Malachi 3:6-12.  How does this scripture apply today?

6.  Do you know of other favorite scripture related to giving?

7.  How do you seek the Holy Spirit's guidance in regard to giving?

November 7, 2018, 1:25 PM

Questions - The Least of These

 These questions relate to the sermon on 4 November 2018, The Least of These, delivered by Clinton Salmon. The primary scripture is Matthew 25:35-40.

Read John 13:1-15 and John 13:34-35

  1. What is the significance of serving in the Bible?
  2. How did Jesus serve God and others by the way he lived his life?

Read Matthew 25:35-40

  1. Who are the ‘Least of These’ that Jesus refers to?
  2. This passage declares that Jesus followers are to serve the ‘Least of These’ by taking care of their needs. Do you think this mindset of serving is at the core of how we treat others today?
  3. What is the connection between serving God and serving others in this passage?
  4. In what ways could we serve the ‘Least of These’ more effectively?
  5. Do you think your daily schedule allows you time to serve the broken and hurting around you? Discuss.
  6. How could you use your gifts and talents to bless and care for the ‘Least of These’?

End by praying for the ‘least of these,’ and for the Lord to continue to break your heart for the broken and lost. 

October 28, 2018, 11:00 AM

Questions - Service As A Spiritual Discipline

The following discussion topics relate to the sermon on 28 October 2018, Service As A Spiritual Discipline; however these are not specifically from the sermon.  These passages are in addition to what was presented and specifically highlight benefits of serving others.

Read the following scriptures one at a time and discuss what you discover about the blessings received by serving others.

1 Corinthians 12

John 2:1-12

1 Peter 4:10-11

Matthew 25:40

Hebrews 10:24-25

Ephesians 3:20

Are there other scriptures you would like to add?




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?

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