Archive for February 2018

Topics for 02/20

Text: Romans 7:7-12

  1. Since we should not react sinfully to our circumstances, but should trust that God places us in a place for a reason, does that mean that...
    • we should always be in "turn the other cheek" mode?
    • activism is taboo for believers?
  2. We sang some extra (original but rarely sung) verses of Come Thou Fount on Sunday. Was there a particular phrase or thought in that song which was a particular blessing to you? Why?

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;

Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
  Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
  Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it,
  Mount of Thy redeeming love.

Sorrowing I shall be in spirit,
  Till released from flesh and sin,
Yet from what I do inherit,
  Here Thy praises I'll begin;
Here I raise my Ebenezer;
  Here by Thy great help I’ve come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
  Safely to arrive at home.

Jesus sought me when a stranger,
  Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
  Interposed His precious blood;
How His kindness yet pursues me
  Mortal tongue can never tell,
Clothed in flesh, till death shall loose me
  I cannot proclaim it well.

O to grace how great a debtor
  Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
  Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
  Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
  Seal it for Thy courts above.

O that day when freed from sinning,
  I shall see Thy lovely face;
Clothèd then in blood washed linen
  How I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace;
Come, my Lord, no longer tarry,
  Take my ransomed soul away;
Send thine angels now to carry
  Me to realms of endless day.

Published on February 19, 2018 at 6:37 pm |

Discussion topics for 02/06/2018

We will discuss and further study the passage from Sunday:


Romans 6:20-23


1) Summarize in 50 words or fewer the discussion of how v.23 is typically presented vs how it should be presented.   (Hint-if you were not able to be there on Sunday, listen to the first 4 minutes of the sermon.)

2) Living for sin is its own reward. What are some specific things with which modern Christians consistently struggle and which are their own reward (no value to God's kingdom). 

3) V. 20 says that when we were slaves to sin, we were free from righteousness. Now, we are no longer slaves to sin, so there is an expectation of righteousness. What other verse/passage/story also teaches this?

Published on February 6, 2018 at 11:54 am |