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Discussion Questions for Romans 9:6-16

Romans 9 is a text that challenges our understanding of God. There is no getting around the wrestling match that many people have experienced in this chapter of scripture. On Sunday, we remembered that Paul enters this chapter emotionally affected by the response of...

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Discussion Questions for Romans 9:1-6

On Sunday we moved into the second half of Paul’s Letter to the Romans. In the first six verses, Paul lays out the heart of what he wants to address in chapter 9. He recognizes that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of his national Jewish history. He values the vital...

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Discussion Questions for Romans 8:31-39

On Sunday we returned to our study in the book of Romans. Paul opens by asking, “What then shall we say to these things?” He answers this question by offering six more questions to summarize the implications of the Gospel message. Through these questions we find hope...

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Discussion Questions for Week of May 3rd

On Sunday we considered the kind of pride which tempts us to think that we are mainly in control of our lives. James says that planning from this mindset is evil boasting. It’s not the planning itself, but the mindset that is the problem. Eric used the illustration of...

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Discussion Questions for the Week of April 26

On Sunday we looked at the truth of Romans 8, as displayed in the life of Naomi in the Book of Ruth. We saw that when God disrupts, he has not stopped loving us but is always and only working for our good. This is true even when the circumstances God leads us through...

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Discussion Questions for the Week of April 19th

On Sunday we looked at the truth of 1 Thessalonians 5:6-11 in the life of Job. Through Job, we saw that it’s easy to confuse our circumstances with our destiny. However we also saw that God’s good intention toward us does not change whether he causes pleasant...

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Discussion Questions for Easter Sunday

The argument that there is no resurrection has taken many forms, both before Christ and since his death. But Paul argues in 1 Corinthians 15 that the historical fact of the resurrection offers a further promise: all things will be made new in Christ. Even in the face...

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Discussion Questions for Palm Sunday

On Sunday we looked at Jesus’ ride on a donkey as he entered the city on the first day of the last week of his earthly life. In this we see Jesus’ humility and how his life fulfilled Old Testament prophecy. We also see that, like medical workers running toward danger,...

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Church in the House

Many of us have been spending more time than usual within the walls of our houses. We’ve been spending more time with the people we actually live with. I don’t doubt that you’ve experienced both the joys and the challenges of this. If the government models are...

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