Sunday, October 16, 2016

Woe to You Pharisees

Text: Luke 11:37-44
Speaker: Jason Ching
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Jesus confronts the influential Pharisees for their hypocrisy and other departures from God.

  1. In 11:39-41, Jesus summarizes the problem with the Pharisees. In your own words, what was the problem he described? 
  2. What was a “woe”? How might someone misunderstand what a “woe” is? 
  3. How do you struggle with hypocrisy? What is one area in your life in which you want to fight hypocrisy? 
  4. Do you influence others in a godly or an ungodly way? How can you grow or repent in this area?

Faithful to Fearful and Faithless

Text: Genesis 20:1-18
Speaker: Brian Borgman
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  1. What is so surprising about Abraham jeopardizing the promise once again? 
  2. Abraham’s sin seems to be somewhat of a pattern. What drives him to this sin? 
  3. What is so surprising about God’s response to Abimelech regarding Abraham? 
  4. Do we see any actions/deeds in our life that spring from fear and faithlessness? What are they? How do you think God is growing you through these?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

What You Lose When You Linger

Text: Gen. 19:30-38; 2 Pet. 2:4-7 1.
Speaker: Brian Borgman
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  1. What reasons were given for Peter claiming that Lot was a righteous man? 
  2. How did Lot get to the gates of Sodom? Explain the progression. 
  3. Describe Lot’s influence on his family. 
  4. Describe Lot’s witness.
  5. Truthfully examine yourself and see if there are areas where you are either lingering or drifting.