Care Group Questions

November 17th Sermon Discussion Questions

Hidden Treasures in 'Throwaway' Scriptures

  1. No typical narrator would ever have suggested opening a book with ‘dull’ genealogy. Why do you think Matthew chose to start his gospel with that?
  2. What did you learn today from the pastor’s message that struck you?
  3. In the OT in particular we find many genealogical records? Why do you think those records were important enough to the Holy Spirit to move His chosen writers to record them for posterity?

November 3rd Sermon Discussion Questions

Live Accountably, Part II

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  1. Looking at this roster of ‘abominations’ in Proverbs 6:17-19, how much of a social problem do you think these particular vices represent? Cite examples where you have seen these evils on display.
  2. As long as we believers remain in this mortal condition we are prone to sin and stumbling. Yet there are those who self-identify as ‘Christians’ with unchristian habits so far out of the biblical norms that their credibility is suspect. How would you warn these? (See Num. 32:23; 1 Cor. 6:9-11, Gal. 6:7-8; Eph. 5:5-6).

October 27th Sermon Discussion Questions

Live Accountably

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  1. Looking at this roster of evils that God abominates, what effect does this litany have on you personally? Sobering, convicting, probing . . .?
  2. Within the compass of your own life experience, can you cite instances where you have seen “the chickens come home to roost,” so the speak, where these evil habits have been on prominent display?
  3. Would you be willing to cite from personal experience where one of these excesses has forced you to “pay some overdue bills?”
  4. If you have ever had a personal struggle with one or more of these bad character traits? How did you uproot it?

October 20th Sermon Discussion Questions

Wisdom about Leaders and Leadership

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  1. If one can assume a certain correlation between the general quality of the leaders God gives our nation and the general character of the country, looking at our scene at all levels, those in office, those running for office, what would be your verdict about the state of the nation?
  2. What is the core function or role of civil authorities, according to God? Romans 13:1-7, verse 4 in particular?
  3. What must we believers always understand about civil authority, good, bad or indifferent? Romans 13:1-3
  4. In a democracy, how do we as believers relate to the principle of Romans 13:1-3? E.g., is it wrong to oppose or resist (at the ballot box at any given time) the powers that be?
  5. From the principles about leadership in Proverbs, what was most enlightening or interesting or struck you personally as most important?

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