Sunday Sermon

Discussion Questions

Sunday, October 25
Series: Growing
Discussion Questions - James 1 & 4

  • Have you ever been lost? Have you ever found yourself literally going in circles?
  • Why is it so easy to confuse busyness for growth?
  • What are the two things James shows us our growth in Christ always goes through?
  • Why do you think people find it difficult to talk about sin when the Bible talks about it so frequently?
  • Define temptation in 15 words or less.
  • What would you tell someone who is struggling with falling to temptation?
  • What clear instruction does James give in verse 16? What do you think he means?
  • The Gospel is conclusive evidence that God keeps His promises. What is the Gospel? How would you explain it to someone who had never heard it?

This week's bulletin and weekly devotionals can be found here(Select the series of your choice and the notes tab.)


Sunday, October 18
Series: Growing
Discussion Questions - James 1 & 3

  • What stood out from the sermon and or the Scripture? What did you notice first? What do you particularly remember?
  • Describe some of your experiences with gardening. Were they good or bad? Did you get what you planted? Was it successful? Why or why not?
  • What’s the connection between planting and harvesting in our spiritual lives?
  • What are some activities that seem harmless when you’re young but turn out to have painful consequences when you’re older?
  • James 3:17 gives us several things to ‘plant’ in our lives. Discuss the meaning of each and the positive impact each would have.
  • What is significant about the two items James mentions we should not put in our lives in verses 14-15.
  • If we plant bitter jealousy in our lives what will be the outcome? Describe someone who has been bitter for many years?
  • If we plant selfish ambition in our lives what will be the outcome? Describe someone who has been selfishly ambitious for many years?
  • We typically don’t see sin in our own life. What can we do in order to ensure we recognize these things before they grow deeply in our life?
  • Did God reveal anything to you from this passage? What, if any, changes might you need to make?

This week's bulletin and weekly devotionals can be found here. (Select the series of your choice and the notes tab.)


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Weekly Schedule

SUNDAYS

  • Celebration Service
    9:15 & 10:45am
  • Encounter Service
    9:15am
  • Bible Studies
    8, 9:15 & 10:45am
  • Kids Sunday School
    9:15am
  • Kids (K-5) Worship
    10:45am
  • Preschool (3 & 4 yrs) Worship
    10:45am
  • High School Youth
    6:00 pm

WEDNESDAYS

  • Family Supper
    (during the school year)
    5:00 pm
  • Adult Choir Rehearsal
    6:00 pm
  • AWANA Clubs
    (during the school year)
    6:00 pm
  • Prayer & Bible Study
    6:00 pm
  • Middle School Youth
    6:15 pm
  • Orchestra Rehearsal
    7:00 pm
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