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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?


September 16, 2018, 5:36 PM

Questions - Worship Prep

These questions relate to the sermon on 16 September 2018, Worship Prep: Approaching The Throne.  The primary passage is Psalm 100.  While these questions are designed for group discussion, they may be helpful for personal reflection as well.  Group attenders are encouraged to consider the questions prior to meeting.

1.  Would anyone like to present your daily worship discipline or a plan that you wish you followed?

2.  As a matter of review, what is worship?

3.  When Israel originally had a mobile temple (tabernacle), what did it mean to "serve the Lord?" (Ps. 100:2)

4.  How does that element change in the new covenant?  (consider Romans 12:1-2 or other scriptures)

5.  What is the central point of Psalm 100?

6.  How do we know God?

7.  Consider the suggestions given as tools to help us prepare for worship and discuss application:

  • quiet
  • scripture
  • prayer
  • hymns/music
  • reading/podcasts
  • people
  • simplifying your life

8.  When and where should Christians worship the Lord?


September 4, 2018, 3:07 PM

Questions - What Is Worship?

These questions relate to the sermon on 2 September 2018, What Is Worship?  

1.  How would you explain Christian worship?

2.  What is the created purpose of every person?  

3.  The following definition of worship was provided: "Worship is to feel in the heart and express in some appropriate manner a humbling but delightful sense of admiring awe."  (A. W. Tozer, The Purpose of Man, p. 108)  How does this compare to your own definition or another you have used?

4.  In the story of Jesus and the Samaritan women at Jacob's well from John 4, what did Jesus intend by offering "living water?"  How did the woman's expectations differ?

5.  Some time later Jesus used similar terminology when speaking to people in Jersusalem.  Read John 7:37-39.  How does this help you understand and apply what Jesus said to the Samaritan woman?

6.  What is the connection between the Holy Spirit and worship?

7.  What did Jesus mean that worship should be in spirit and truth?  Do you know any other scripture that helps?

8.  How do we know from the story in John 4 that God desires for people to engage in worship?

9.  What can we learn from the story about the proper location of worship?

10.  How did the Samaritan woman express her joy?

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