Archive for November 2009

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Oasis strives to be a source of help and information for anyone who is interested. We have a variety of resources divided into four main categories--theology, reviews, history, and sermons. The Theology folder contains theological studies. The Reviews folder has synopses and evaluations of books and music albums. The History folder contains articles related to Church History. The Sermons folder consists of sermons that are preached in services at Oasis. New articles should arrive periodically.

Discussion Questions 11/29/2009

The following questions, taken from the sermons on Sunday, are intended for discussion at our Tuesday night Small Group meetings and for discussion in individual families throughout the week.

Sunday Morning: 1 Corinthians 10:14-24

What are the implications of Deuteronomy 14:22-26 for modern life/worship?

Sunday Afternoon: Acts 16:11-18

In our discussion, much emphasis was placed on the status of men and women as equal image-bearers of God.  This fact must be balanced with the reality that God has given men and women different roles.  Spend time evaluating your various relationships (marriage, church, work, etc.) to see if you are effectively fulfilling the role that God has given you.  If possible, engage in a candid discussion with someone (spouse, close friend) who can help you evaluate your progress in this area.

Published on November 29, 2009 at 3:02 am |

Discussion Questions 11/22/2009

The following questions, taken from the sermons on Sunday, are intended for discussion at our Tuesday night Small Group meetings and for discussion in individual families throughout the week.

Sunday Morning: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

In 2 Corinthians 4:18 Paul reveals a key element of gospel-centered thinking.  He reminds us that we should focus on things that are unseen and eternal as opposed to things that are seen and transient. In order to help reorient our thinking in this direction, make a list of the most common seen/transient things that often crowd out the unseen/eternal things that we should be focused on.

Published on November 24, 2009 at 12:45 am |

Discussion Questions 11/15/2009

The following questions, taken from the sermons on Sunday, are intended for discussion at our Tuesday night Small Group meetings and for discussion in individual families throughout the week.

Sunday Morning: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

We learned that the Old Testament stories were given for our example, and that we must avoid the pitfalls to which God's people were prone.  We learned that God will never put us in a situation that we cannot handle, but that we must resist the temptations that will come.

Study James 1:12-27 and describe the relationship between temptation, Bible study, and the Christian life.

Sunday Afternoon: Acts 15:36 - 16:10

Following the Jerusalem Council, Paul set out on his Second Missionary Journey.  Luke records that as Paul and his team travelled from church to church they were teaching that the church had clarified that salvation was solely a work of God apart from any human merit or effort. 

In your own words, write out a brief summary/synopsis of the essential elements of the gospel so that you are prepared to share the gospel with others.

Published on November 16, 2009 at 12:27 am |

Discussion Questions 11/8/2009

The following questions, taken from the sermons on Sunday, are intended for discussion at our Tuesday night Small Group meetings and for discussion in individual families throughout the week.

Sunday Morning: Acts 15:1-35

This Sunday we studied the events of the First Church Council in Jerusalem.  At this pivotal moment in church history the church settled the fact that salvation is not contingent upon the keeping of the Law. We also looked at Galatians 2 and Paul's confrontation of Peter who held to the doctrine of justification by faith, but was denying it with his actions.  We also saw the NT church practically giving up personal liberties in order to preserve unity.  This week there are three elements to our study questions:

  1. Write a definition of Justification.
  2. List 5 ways in which you add personal requirements to the gospel
  3. List 5 things you can do/give up in order to allow the body to be more unified and better represent the love of Jesus.

Sunday Afternoon: 1 Corinthians 9:19-27

In verse 23 Paul states that the reason that he does the things that he does is "for the sake of the gospel," but his incentive is that he may "share wth them in its blessings."

What does he mean by share with them in its blessings?

 

Published on November 8, 2009 at 2:48 am |

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