Here is a link to the sermon on this passage in case you missed it:
A moral Superiority
Who is Paul writing to here? Verses 1-3 ~ Why might condemning bad behaviour in others condemn me too? Verse 4 ~ Why doesn’t God punish unrepentant people immediately? Verse 5 ~ What happens, bit by bit, to the lives of those who are unrepentant? Verses 6-11 ~ What is the overall thrust of these verses?
Here are some questions from Gordon on the passage he preached on on Sunday:
Take time to read to opening remarks of Paul in some other of his other letters and comment on the way he addresses the churches. What can we learn about the need to encourage one another? For what does Paul thank God (v8)? Is their success due to their eloquent words, their deeds and lifestyle, or a combination of all these? What should this be saying to God’s church today? Paul prays for the church in Rome, although he has never visited them. How effective can our prayers be in interceding for those we have never met? Read verses 11-13. Why was Paul so keen to visit the church in Rome? Discuss what you believe he hoped to achieve by his visit. Paul speaks of being a debtor to various groups of people (vs. 14-15). What do you understand by this expression? To whom are we spiritually indebted, and what obligation does that debt impose on us?
This study is based on 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 and the sermon:
An Annual Check Up…
What do we know about the Corinthian Church? [This question should take the majority of the discussion time, go as deep and as wide as you can] Taking time to really consider each of the ‘commands’ we are given, then discuss them as a group and talk through what effect, taking each of them seriously would have on us as individuals and as a church? Spend some time praying for us as individuals and a church, that we will be obedient to these commands.
This study is based on the above passage and the Sermon
What do we know about the background to this account? For example: when was the last prophecy; what was so special about Zachariah’s service at the temple etc.? What are angels? Should we expect angels to be about today? What is their role? What was wrong with Zachariah’s question in verse 18? The were 4 points of application we picked out in the sermon, what were why and why do they matter?
Study based on the sermon:
Jewish Feasts Part 3 – Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah)
This study may prove tricky if you missed the sermon, please do pick it up before attempting the questions
Leviticus 23: 23-25
Discuss why there is a gap between the spring and the autumn feasts; what does that gap relate to?
How have the spring feasts been fulfilled?
In the sermon we looked at a number of passages alongside our reading from Leviticus 23.
How do these OT readings help us in understanding the feast: Leviticus 23: 23-25, Numbers 10:1-10, Exodus 19?
Which NT readings relate directly to this passage, (there are at least 3)
Hint: 1 Corinthians 1 Thessalonians and Revelation. How is this relevant to us, and what lessons might we apply?
Please take time to pray for each other and pick up on this terms prayer pointers below:
This term’s prayer pointers:
Give regular thanks for answered prayer;
Pray that The Lord will build His Church at New Connexions: spiritually, physically and numerically;
Seek the Lord for direction as to outreach in the year ahead.