Archive for May 2018

Small Group Questions for 5/29/2018

Pleae read our passage from Sunday and prepare to answer the following questions.

  1. Why did God harden Israel? Explain in your own words.
  2. Our passage teaches us that God in His grace always preserves a remnant of His people.  What does that teach us about the character of God?
  3. The passage teaches us that our relationship with God should serve to provoke Israel to jealousy.  How should that fact change the way we live?

Published on May 28, 2018 at 11:29 am |

Study Questions for 5/15/2018

For Small Group this week, please read our passage from Sunday and spend some time thinking about these questions:

  1. Paul uses no fewer than 7 Old Testament citations in our passage.  Choose one and examine the OT context.  How does an understanding of the context help us understand what Paul is teaching in our passage?
  2. Paul contrasts 2 "types" of righteousness (based on lawkeeping & based on faith in Christ).  Even though we have our righteousness in the work of Christ, our hearts are still prone to lean towards finding our value in our great lawkeeping.  What is one (or more) way that you struggle with thinking you have merited God's favor by keeping the rules?
  3. We spoke briefly about the "riches [Christ bestows] on all who call on him" in v. 12.  What is one example of the spiritual riches that are ours in Christ?
  4. BONUS: How does v. 13 contribute to our understanding of the diety of Christ? Hint, if you want one.

Published on May 14, 2018 at 12:40 pm |

Topics for 05/08

Romans 10:1-4

[Research project] Verse 2 says that the Jews have zeal for God, but they lack knowledge.

Pick a group (religious or philosophical) with which people in our church may interact. Be prepared to tell the group:

  1. Something your group is known for/zealous about. 
  2. How this belief differs from what we believe Scripture teaches. 
  3. How we should lovingly disagree with a member of that group--specifically the Scriptural arguments.

Published on May 7, 2018 at 6:12 pm |