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October 15th Sermon Discussion Questions

Do Not Be Carried Away!, Part II

Text: Hebrews 13:9

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  1. Many false teachers lure people in by claiming they have a spiritual secret, and that the people they are targeting can and should have ‘more’ than God has given them (e.g. more of ‘the Spirit’). What is the biblical answer to that dangerous allure?
  2. What biblical texts make it clear that what God has already given to believers is totally sufficient for our salvation and spiritual sustenance?
  3. In 2 Peter 1:5-11, what three promises does God give to believers who diligently keep the faith, walk the walk, and by grace conform to Christ?
  4. What two pre-existing spiritual conditions often contribute to professing believers getting carried away by “various and strange doctrines?” (See 2 Peter 3:16-17.)

October 8th Sermon Discussion Questions

Do Not Be Carried Away!

Text: Hebrews 13:9

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  1. What are some reasons professing believers get carried away with false teachers and their teachings?
  2. Why does the Bible, and the New Testament in particular, issue so many redline warnings against false prophets?
  3. Why are false teachers so good at what they do? (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)
  4. How can we nourish spiritual discernment so we’re not so susceptible to wolves in sheep’s clothing?
  5. Granted that not all believers are blessed with the same quota of discernment, what last resort advice can we give to those more prone to wander into dangerous territory? (See Hebrews 13:7 and 17.)

October 1st Sermon Discussion Questions

Living in Faith, Not in Fear

Text: Hebrews 13:5-8

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  1. What are some practical ways we can tamp down that pernicious vice called ‘the love of money?’
  2. If a friend confessed, “I am hooked on the money thing,” what Scriptures could you bring up that the Holy Spirit might use to check that dangerous root in their lives?
  3. Spiritual models are an asset, but adopting them poses a hazard. Discuss that risk and how it can be mitigated.

September 24th Sermon Discussion Questions

Matching Christian Confession with Christian Conduct

Text: Hebrews 13:1-4

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  1. Name some instances when you have seen inspiring demonstrations of brotherly love in the life of our church body. Do you feel that these expressions exceed the norm?
  2. What elevates or lowers that ‘family’ feeling where people really step up and care for one another?
  3. How do we honor our marriages, concretely speaking?
  4. What is God’s clear warning to those who defile their marriage bed?
  5. What is God’s assurance for those who honestly repent (See 1 John 1:9.)

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