Friday, June 30, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017
“God has chosen you and sent you out.”
“God knows your future and His Spirit is with you now, working in you and through you.”
“You are sprinkled with the blood of Jesus!”
“May God’s grace and peace be yours!”
What has happened to the family inheritance of most refugees?
What would it mean to a refugee to hear of their unending inheritance in Heaven?
Why or why not?
Friday, June 16, 2017
Every TV show ends the season with a cliffhanger, making us wait until the next season for the resolution to some huge impending catastrophe. How is the Second Coming of Jesus similar?
While you wait for the TV show to return, it slowly fades to the back of your mind. When the new season arrives, what do the show producers do to get you back into the story? How is our wait for the return of Jesus similar?
A character formed according to the divine likeness is the only treasure that we can take from this world to the next. Those who are under the instruction of Christ in this world will take every divine attainment with them to the heavenly mansions. And in heaven we are continually to improve. (Maranatha, 224)
Read Hebrews 12:1-3
How can wicked scoffers be changed into wise believers and be taken from destruction to salvation? (only by fixing their eyes on Jesus)
How does looking at Jesus impact the person's character over time? (we become more like Him)
(this is actually the end of this study, but your character development is never ending!)
Thursday, June 08, 2017
What positive personal values in individuals can be developed?
What positive organisational values can be developed?
What negative personal values can be developed?
What negative organisational values can be developed?
What steps can be taken to ensure we develop positives and squash negatives?
What is this verse saying to you?
Who among us has sinned? (all) So we are all slaves to what? (sin)
Who among us has been released? (all) So we are all what? (free)
From what? (the obvious answer is ‘sin’ but this is due to taking this passage – far too often – out of context)
To whom is Jesus speaking? (Jews who believe Him – disciples!)
Who did they say they were? (Abraham’s sons)
Personally, what might this look like today? Tomorrow? In 30 years?
As a church, what might this look like today? Tomorrow? In 30 years?
Friday, June 02, 2017
Which of these three situations are you most likely to take your friends? Why?
Do you think Peter, James and John made a conscious effort to teach and take their followers into their times of grieving, giftedness and glory?
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