Archive for August 2018

topics for 08/28/18

Romans 13:11-14


One of the main motivations for believers to "suit up" is that time is running out...


Examine Jesus' teaching about our time being limited (focus on his parables).

Try to come up with 2-3 principles about how our lives should be different knowing that we do not have all the time in the world. 

Published on August 28, 2018 at 11:56 am |

Study Questions - 08/21/2018

Please read our passage from Sunday and prepare to discuss the following questions:

  1. The end of Romans 12 teaches us of our responsibility to love our enemies and treat them with kindness.  Given the direct command in our passage from Sunday to love everyone we come in contact with, is Romans 13:1-7 a departure from the theme of loving others or is it directly related?  If so, how is it related?
  2. How does "loving your neighbor as yourself" fulfill the law?  Consider the specific aspects mentioned in verse 9.
  3. Our passage portrays our obligation to love our neighbor as a debt that is never fully paid.  What is another passage of scripture that teaches us the extent to which we should love our neighbor?

Published on August 21, 2018 at 4:32 am |

Study Questions for 8/6/2018

Please read our passage from Sunday and be prepared to discuss the following ideas.

  1. We spent a good portion of our time talking about our need to empathize and connect emotionally with each other (to imagine life from someone else's perspective).  Can you relate a time when someone connected with you this way?  How did it help you?
  2. Choose one of these:
    • Find a biblical example of someone empathizing with another person and connecting with them.
    • Find a biblical passage that relates to the concept of our mutual connection as a church body (Similar to what we discussed on Sunday from 1 Corinthians 12:21-16)

Published on August 6, 2018 at 2:22 pm |