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August 18, 2019, 11:00 AM

Questions - How Mighty His Works

These questions relate to the sermon from 18 August 2019, How Mighty His Works.  The primary passage is Daniel 4:1-3, and this is from a series of messages on Daniel.  The series was interrupted by an illness in the family, but by God's mercy that family member is restored.  Praise him for his kingdom is eternal!

1. Review the setting of the Book of Daniel: judgment of Israel, rise of Babylonian kingdom and Nebuchadnezzar, capture of four Hebrew young men, God's blessing on those young men, the incredible power of Nebuchadnezzar at the time (for 70+ years).  When did all this occur?  Who is credited as the author of this book?

2.  How much time separates chapter 3 and chapter 4?

3.  What happened to Nebuchadnezzar before the record of chapter 4? (Notice that much of the chapter is written from the perspective of Nebuchadnezzar, indicating that he is the author of at least a portion of it.)

4.  Are the first three verses of chapter 4 the first time Nebuchadnezzar had given praise to God?

5.  What issue kept Nebuchadnezzar from submitting to God for most of his life?

6.  What keeps most people from submitting to God today?

7.  Who was affected by Nebuchadnezzar's decisions, both the bad decisions and the good ones?

8.  Who is affected by your decisions and actions?

9.  For what or whom will you use your influence?

10.  What will you say to neighbor and nation?

August 5, 2019, 12:11 PM

Questions - Find Rest

The following questions relate to the sermon on 4 August 2019, Find Rest. The primary passage is Mark 4:35-40. Two other scriptures used were Mark 2:23-28 and Matthew 14.

  1. Read Exodus 20:8-1 What is the sabbath according to scripture?
  2. In Mark 2:27, Jesus said, “Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” What does this mean to you?
  3. Do you feel like you have time to rest, like the Bible requires us to? Why or why not?
  4. Read Mark 4:35-40. (note this passage is in between Jesus teaching and casting out a demon)  Amid the busyness and chaos of life, do you have faith that God will take care of you and allow you rest? Why or why not?
  5. How do you rest in God throughout the week? How could rest in God more?
  6. Why is it important to spend time resting and connecting with family and friends? Can you think of anywhere in scripture where Jesus did this?
  7. Do you take time for yourself? Read Matthew 14. (Jesus took time for himself, and it is okay for us to do the same thing)
  8. End spending some time praying that the lord would give you rest, and God would become resting place.

July 29, 2019, 10:25 AM

Questions - Wholly Holy

The following questions relate to the sermon on 28 July 2019, Wholly Holy. The primary passage is Isaiah 6:1-8.

  1. In Isaiah 6:1, King Uzziah is mentioned. (Read 2 Chronicles 26.) Who was King Uzziah according to this passage? Why do you think it is significant that Isaiah had this vision of God once Uzziah died?
  2. Spend some time looking at Isaiah 6:1–4. Discuss how it must have felt for Isaiah to be in this setting.
  3. What does the word “Holy” mean regarding God’s character?
  4. Why did Isaiah have a “woe is me” response to being in God’s presence?
  5. In Isaiah 6:6-7, a live coal from the altar was used to remove Isaiah’s guilt and sin. As Christians, we believe that Jesus removed our guilt and sin with his atoning life, crucifixion, death, and resurrection. Discuss how this live coal and Jesus are connected.
  6. Do you believe that God has and is making you holy through Jesus? Why or why not?
  7. Read 1 Peter 1:13-16. This passage says that we are called to be holy as God is holy. Do you see your life as reflecting God’s holiness to others? Why or why not?
  8. At the end of the day, God is the one who makes us holy (set apart by His goodness.) End this lesson spending some time reflecting on this truth and praying for one another to reflect God’s holiness to the world.

July 25, 2019, 11:55 AM

Questions - The One

The following questions relate to the sermon on 21 July 2019, The One. The primary passage is Luke 15.

(Read Luke 15: 1-7)

  1. Who was Jesus telling these three stories to? Why?
  2. What is the significance of this first parable?
  3. How do you think the sinners who heard Jesus telling this story felt?

(Read Luke 15:8-10)

  1. Why do you think the text describes the measures this woman went through to find her lost coin?
  2. How do these stories connect with God’s heart for repentance?
  3. Why is celebration when lost things are found such a central part of these parables?

(Read Luke 15:11-31)

  1. Spend some time discussing things that stood out to from this passage and why?
  2. Do you relate more the lost brother who needs to come home, the brother who struggles with celebrating the lost brother’s return, or the Father who embraces and throws a party of the lost being found? Why?
  3. Who is your One? Who are you going to love, pursue, restore, and celebrate? Has God laid anyone on your heart and mind? Seek them out this week and begin to seek after them like God has sought after us.

July 8, 2019, 12:29 PM

Questions - A Dream Revealed

The following questions relate to the sermon on 7 July 2019, A Dream Revealed.  The primary passage is Daniel 2.

1.  Nebuchadnezzar was troubled by a dream but would not tell his magicians, enchanters, or astrologers the content of the dream.  What was their response?

2.  If he had told them the dream, how would they have been able to interpret it?

3.  Read verses 10-11 and 26-28.  Compare the Chaldeans' confession regarding "the gods" to what Daniel says about the "God of heaven."

4.  How did Daniel become involved in the king's dilemma?

5.  What was Daniel's response and plan of action?  

6.  What can we learn from Daniel's plan of action to help us in a time of crisis?

7.  Read the description of the statue in the dream, vv. 31-38.  Discuss the identity of each kingdom represented in the statue.

8.  Who or what does the "stone uncut by human hands' represent?  What New Testament references help with this identification?

9.  When will the prophecy revealed to Nebuchadnezzar be complete?

10.  What would you describe as the theme of the chapter?

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