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Sermon Questions for 11/03/13

Posted on October 30th, 2013 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 11/03/13

Morning:

Text: 1 Corinthians 2:10-16
Title: The Mind of Christ
Questions:

1. If the wisdom of this age, the wisdom of man, cannot save, and God’s wisdom, revealed in crucified Christ can save, but is above man’s ability to understand, how is man to be saved?
2. By whom does this saving wisdom come?
3. In what manner is this wisdom taught or communicated?
4. How is this wisdom received?

Evening:

Text: Psalm 42
Title: Hope for the Downcast Soul
Questions:

1. What does this Psalm demonstrate about a Christian’s emotional state? Is a Christian always positive and upbeat?
2. Think of this Psalm as a dialogue between our faith (what we believe about God and His goodness) and our senses (what we see and experience in our circumstances). Divide the Psalm into the corresponding speeches between faith and sense, with faith having the first and last words. [Hint: faith speaks four times; sense three.]
3. What is the Psalmist’s condition?
4. What does he desire; and how does he desire it?

Sermon Questions for 10/27/13

Posted on October 24th, 2013 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 10/27/13

Morning:

Text: 1 Corinthians 2:6-9
Title: God’s Hidden Wisdom
Questions:

1. What is the difference between wisdom and information?
2. What is “the wisdom of this age”?
3. What is the “wisdom of God”?
4. How is God’s wisdom obtained?
5. Who obtains this wisdom?

Evening:

Text: Psalm 41
Title: The Merciful Shall Obtain Mercy
Questions:

1. How does the LORD bless those who consider the poor? (vv. 1-3)
2. Are they blessed because they show mercy to the poor?
3. Why does the Psalmist need God’s mercy? (vv. 4-10)
4. What does the Psalmist know about God; and how does he know it? (vv. 11-12)
5. How does this Psalm, and Book I of the Psalms, end? (v. 13)

Sermon Questions for 10/20/13

Posted on October 19th, 2013 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 10/20/13

Morning:

Text: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Title: Jesus Christ and Him Crucified
Questions:

1. What was the subject matter of Paul’s preaching?
2. What was the manner in which he did not preach?
3. What was the manner in which he did preach?
4. What was the goal of his preaching?

Evening:

Text: Jeremiah 4:1-4
Title: Breaking Fallow Grond
Questions:

1. How is Israel to return to God?
2. What is the effect of such a return?
3. What illustrations are used of turning to God?
4. What is the danger of not turning to God?

Sermon Questions for 10/13/13

Posted on October 8th, 2013 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 10/13/13

Morning:

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Title: God’s Wisdom & Power
Questions:

1. On what basis are people called by God?
2. What sort does he call?
3. Does God’s call exclude the wise, powerful or important?
4. What does this teach us about God?
5. In what should we glory?
6. What does this say about how we should evangelize?
7. What does this say about inclusion by the church?

Evening:

Text: Jeremiah 3:21-25
Title: The Salvation of Israel
Questions:

1. How is false religion described in this text?
2. Where is salvation found?
3. What may be required in repentance and seeking the LORD?

Sermon Questions for 10/06/13

Posted on October 1st, 2013 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 10/06/13

Morning:

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Title: God’s Wisdom & Power
Questions:

1. What does Paul contrast with power?
2. What is the result of God’s power?
3. What is God’s opinion of the world’s pretensions?
4. For whom is the preaching of the cross effective?
5. What does the cross teach us?

Evening:

Text: Jeremiah 3:14-20
Title: I Will Bring You to Zion
Questions:

1. Are those addressed children or spouse?
2. Are God’s purposes for his people to be frustrated?
3. What promises does God make?
4. What will God give them?