Archive for April 2017

Topics for 5/2

Please read the passage, do the project, and be prepared to discuss your answers.

Philippians 3:17-21

Follow the Right Example

  • Choose one biblical and one living individual who is a right example for you in your walk with Jesus.  Briefly explain why they are a positive example.

Heavenly Citizens

  • Choose one passage that demonstrates what kingdom citizens look like.  Explain how living that passage will show that you are "made for another world."
  • Write a brief paragraph about what you think heaven will be like.  Try to stick to the biblical data as much as possible, but feel free to take some freedom to imagine.

Published on April 30, 2017 at 8:28 pm |

Topic for 04/25/17

Please read the passage, do the project, and be prepared to discuss your answer.

Philippians 3:12-16     Hebrews 12:1-2

Think of a Biblical character with a fatal flaw in his/her character. Think about what would have had to happen for them to set it aside and strain towards the goal of Godliness.

1. What was the flaw?

2. How could they have set it aside?

3. Briefly explain how their life/history may have been different if they had overcome it.

Published on April 23, 2017 at 5:54 pm |

topics for 04/11

Philippians 3:8-9


  1. Paul's life was radically altered when Jesus confronted him, and thereafter he considered his former life and accomplishments to be rubbish. What other Bible characters (Old or New Testaments) had "Come to Jesus" moments?
  2. Our relationship with God is based on the work of Jesus. We have been given His righteousness. How would we react if our salvation were based on our own works? (2 examples from Scripture and 2 from your imagination).
  3. We talked about the fact that our relationship with God is accomplished through faith, and that even our faith is a gift from God. Is this concept expressed anywhere else than Ephesians 2?  

Published on April 9, 2017 at 3:45 pm |

Topics for 4/4

Please read the passage and be prepared to discuss the topics.

Philippians 3:1-7

  • Paul warned the Philippians about those who would add to the gospel additional requirements for salvation.  Can you think of some modern parallels?  Both within evangelical christianity and without.

  • Why do you think this warning was so important to Paul?

  • Why is it so difficult for us to stop putting confidence in the value of our personal righteousness?

  • What are the benefits of a life that counts all personal righteousness as loss compared to what we have in Christ?

Published on April 4, 2017 at 11:57 am |

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