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Sermon Questions for 07/29/12

Posted on July 25th, 2012 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 07/29/12

Morning

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3
Possible Title: Of Times & Seasons
Questions About the Text:
What is the chief concern addressed here by Paul?
What did nobody know?
What did the Thessalonians know?
What is the “day of the Lord”?
What two illustrations are used for this coming day?
What do these tell us about that day?

Evening

Text: 2 Samuel 14
Possible Title: Fetching Trouble Home
Questions About the Text:
The story of the woman echos what past event?
What arguments are made for Absalom’s return?
What evidence do we find of David’s divided heart?
What is wrong with David’s love for his son?
Isn’t reconciliation with a son, or brother, always good?

Sermon Questions for 07/22/12

Posted on July 25th, 2012 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 07/22/12

Morning

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18
Possible Title: Comforting Words
Questions About the Text:
To what “word of the Lord” is Paul referring?
Does Paul expect to be alive when Jesus returns?
What accompanies Christ’s return?
Who is raised from the dead?
What about the rapture?
Who is together in this event?
In what are the readers to take comfort?

Evening

Text: 2 Samuel 13
Possible Title: Tragic Chain of Sin
Questions About the Text:
How is lust, vengeance, indulgence illustrated here?
How are we to hate sin and sinners?
What should we want most for our children?
What sort of friend was Jonadab?
Can God use sin to judge sin?
In all this mess, where is God’s grace?

Sermon Questions for 07/15/12

Posted on July 25th, 2012 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 07/15/12

Morning

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-15
Possible Title: Them Which Sleep in Jesus
Questions About the Text:
Of what would the apostle not have them ignorant?
What is the state of “those who sleep”?
Who are those who have no hope?
To what “word of the Lord” is Paul referring?
Does Paul expect to be alive when Jesus returns?


Evening

Text: 2 Samuel 12:16-31
Possible Title: Chastised, but Not Forsaken!
Questions About the Text:
How does David respond to God’s judgment?
What is David’s response to the child’s death?
What is the ground of our hope for our children 
who may die in infancy?
What does the birth of Solomon indicate?
What do we see the restored David doing?

Sermon Questions for 07/08/12

Posted on July 4th, 2012 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 07/08/12

Morning

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:3-12
Possible Title: Called to Holiness
Questions About the Text:
Where does holiness begin and end?
Why and how are we to avoid sexual perversion?
How is holiness reflected in our relationships with others?
How are we to be holy in our work?

Evening

Text: 2 Samuel 12
Possible Title: You Are the Man!
Questions About the Text:
How much time has past since chapter 11?
What does Nathan’s story ask of the king?
What blessings had God given David?
How had David responded to God’s blessings?
What sentence is pronounced?
What is David’s response?
How does God promise mercy?
What followed concerning the child born?
How does David respond in faith?

Sermon Questions for 07/01/12

Posted on July 3rd, 2012 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 07/01/12

Morning

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-3a
Possible Title: An Abounding Walk
Questions About the Text:
What does “furthermore” point back to?
How are they to walk?
What does it mean to “abound more and more”?
Can we please God?
Where are the commandments from?
What does God desire for us?

Evening

Text: 2 Samuel 11
Possible Title: Your Sins Will Find You Out
Questions About the Text:
How does sin creep up on David?
Was he growing in grace?
Was repentance delayed?
How do we see God’s grace here?