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Sermon Questions for 01/29/12

Posted on January 28th, 2012 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 01/29/12

Morning

Text: Matthew 5:27-30
Possible Title: Out of the Heart Proceeds Evil
Questions About the Text:

Can one be guilty before God though doing nothing?
Is there a difference between looking and seeing?
How are men prone to break this commandment?
How are women prone to break this commandment?
What is the Kingdom standard for righteousness?
What need is demonstrated here?

Evening

Text: 2 Samuel 4
Possible Title: Who Has Redeemed My Soul?
Questions About the Text:

How did Recab and Baanah justify their actions?
What motivated their action?
What was their expectation?
Was their confidence justified?
What aggravations do we find in their actions?
How does David judge?

Sermon Questions 01/22/12

Posted on January 20th, 2012 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions 01/22/12

Morning

Text: Exodus 20:14; Genesis 1:26-31; 2:7-9, 15-25
Possible Title: Created Male and Female
Questions About the Text:

Does male or female reflect the image of God?
Why did God make man male and female?
Why did God create woman?
Why did God ordain marriage?
What additional function does marriage fulfil in a fallen world?

Evening

Text: 2 Samuel 3
Possible Title: Man’s Passions & God’s Plans
Questions About the Text:

What are we to do with David’s polygamy?
What does Abner know about the LORD’s promises concerning David?
Why did David insist on the return of Michal?
What did Abner communicate to the elders of Israel?
What was Abner’s proposal to David?
Why was Joab’s killing of Abner an unwarranted and flagrant violation of God’s law?
What was David’s response to Abner’s death?
In verses 31-38, how does the narrator refer to David?

Sermon Questions for 01/15/12

Posted on January 12th, 2012 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 01/15/12

Morning

Text: Mark 4:30-34
Possible Title: To What Shall We Liken the Kingdom?
Questions About the Text:

How does the Kingdom begin?
How does the Kingdom grow?
Who lodges in the shadow of the plant?
How did Jesus teach about the Kingdom?
Who is able to hear?

Evening

Text: 2 Samuel 2
Possible Title: Who Will Be King?
Questions About the Text:

How does David decide what to do after the death of Saul?
Where does David first exercise rule as a king?
What was David’s message to Gilead?
Who opposed David’s rule and why?
On what basis was Ish-bosheth proclaimed king of Israel?
Why the conflict between brothers?

Sermon Questions for 01/08/12

Posted on January 3rd, 2012 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 01/08/12

Morning

Text: Mark 4:26-20
Title: So Is the Kingdom
Questions:

What is the kingdom of God?
What activity is required of Christians and necessary?
What is beyond our understanding and control?
What causes the seed to sprout and grow?
What are the visible effects of growth?
What is the harvest?

Evening

Text: Psalm 2
Title: Messiah with an Iron Rod
Questions:

Who are the conspirators here (vv. 1-3) and what do they want?
What does God do in response (vv. 4-6)?
What does God’s anointed say God has done and given (vv. 7-9)?
What warning is given; and what must be done about it (vv. 10-12)?
Who is promised blessing?