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Sermon Questions for 01/05/13

Posted on December 30th, 2013 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 01/05/13

Morning:

Text: 1 Corinthians 4;1-5
Title: The Accounting That Counts
Questions:

1. What authority do ministers not have?
2. What authority do they have?
3. What is required of stewards?
4. What judgment doesn’t matter?
5. Is self-evaluation reliable?
6. What accounting really counts?

Evening:

Text: 1 Kings 14:21-31
Title: How Is the Gold Become Dim!
Questions:

1. What facts do we learn here of Rehoboam?
2. What sins prevailed during his reign?
3. What consequences do they experience for their sins?

Sermon Questions for 12/29/13

Posted on December 28th, 2013 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 12/29/13

Morning:

Text: 1 Corinthians 3:18-23
Title: Don’t Deceive Yourself
Questions:

1. What deception does Paul warn against?
2. What is the “wisdom of this world”?
3. How does Paul use Old Testament scripture to make his point?
4. What is the theological basis Paul offers (vv. 21-23) for his argument?

Evening:

Text: 1 Kings 14:1-20
Title: Looking for Answers You Don’t Want to Hear
Questions:

1. How did Jeroboam regard the word of God?
2. What things did the prophet foretell?
3. What are we to make of the early death of the son in whom the LORD found some good?

Sermon Questions for 12/22/13

Posted on December 19th, 2013 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 12/22/13

Morning:

Text: 1 Corinthians 3:16-17
Title: Do You Not Know?
Questions:

1. What does Paul assume should be obvious to the Corinthians?
2. What is the temple of God in Corinth?
3. Why may it be called God’s temple?
4. What serious warning is given?
5. What is the consequence of not heeding this warning?

Evening:

Text: 1 Kings 13
Title: Behold, A Man of God!
Questions:

1. What is God’s message to the king of Israel?
2. How does he respond to this message?
3. What are we to make of the lying old prophet of Bethel?
4. What was the sin of the prophet from Judah?
5. Does this text leave us with unresolved questions?

Sermon Questions for 12/15/13

Posted on December 15th, 2013 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 12/15/13

Morning:

Text: 1 Corinthians 3:10-15

Title: The Church Must Be Built with Care

Questions:

1.      What is the metaphor for the Church here?

2.      Who are those who build?

3.      What is necessary for a sound building?

4.      How is the work tested?

 

Evening:

Text: 1 Kings 12:25-33

Title:  Devices of His Own Heart

Questions:

1.      What were the practical reasons for Jeroboam’s new institutions regarding religion?

2.      What was wrong with these?

3.      What is the fundamental cause of false religion?

 

Sermon Questions for 12/08/13

Posted on December 4th, 2013 with Comments Off on Sermon Questions for 12/08/13

Morning:

Text: 1 Corinthians 3:5-9
Title: Christ’s Servants
Questions:

1. How did the Corinthians regard those who ministered to them too high or too low?
2. How did the gifts and functions of ministers differ?
3. To what and whom must the efficacy of ministry be attributed?
4. In what way are various ministers of the gospel one with each other?
5. How are these ministers one with God?

Evening:

Text: 1 Kings 12:1-24
Title: A Twist from the LORD
Questions:

1. What was the significance of Shechem? What other events had happened there?
2. What were the concerns of Israel and what was the primary request made?
3. What differing advice did Rehoboam receive, and what did he decide?
4. What were the results of this confrontation at Shechem?
5. How is God’s grace seen in the tragic aftermath?