Wednesday Night Recap

 

 

Friends,

Next week we conclude our series on Peter. I hope you have gotten as much out of this series as I have.  Our next series will be on David and Bathsheba. It will have great topics for bible study — sex, lies and murder. Good time to invite a friend to join us, better than prime time T. V.  : )

Wednesday we discussed Acts 3:1-8 and 1 Corinthians 15:1-5.

“Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked for alms. And Peter directed his gaze at him, with John, and said, ‘Look at us.’ And he fixed his attention upon them, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said, ‘I have no silver and gold, but I give you what I have; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.’  And he took him by the right hand and raised him up;  and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. And leaping up he stood and walked and entered the temple with them, walking leaping and praising God.” (more…)

 

Tuesday Morning Recap

Gentlemen,

Don’t forget our lake party on the 8th. It will be a great time and great opportunity to introduce a friend to our group.

Tuesday we discussed John 3:22-30.

Why were John’s disciples upset?

“And they came to John and said to him, ‘Rabbi, he who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you bore witness, here he is baptizing, and all are going to him. ‘” (more…)

 

10 Alive Recap

Friends,

Special thanks to my brother for teaching Sunday.

Special apology to my brother for messing up the text and study questions.

Next week we will discuss Exodus twenty-three (really) Consider the following questions:

1) Consider verses 1-11. What do they tell us about our attitude and treatment of the poor?

2) Consider verses 20-33. What do they tell us about the relationship between God and His people? What do they tell us about God’s relationship with us?

See you Sunday.

John

 

Wednesday Night Recap

Friends,

Many thanks to dad for filling in for me. I know you had a great discussion and class.

Next week we continue our ‘Active Faith’ series.

Our text will be Acts 3:1-8 and 1 Corinthians 15:1-5. Consider the following questions:

1) How does this miracle differ from others Peter performed?

2) Why did Peter preform this miracle in the open?

3) What do you think Jesus said to Peter when they met?

See you Wednesday night.

John

 

Tuesday Morning Recap

Gentlemen,

Remember the lake party at 11:00 a m on Saturday, October 8th. Invite a man who could benefit from joining our group.

Tuesday we continued our discussion of John the Baptist with a discussion of John 1:19-34.

1) Why did the Jews send messengers to question John?

“…When the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, ‘Who are you?’ He confessed, he did not deny, but confessed, ‘I am not the Christ.”

Jack said that the Jewish leaders had read the scriptures and knew that the Christ was about to arrive on the scene. The prophets predicted that Messiah would appear during this point in history.  Jack added that their inquires amounted to approach avoidance. They were looking for Christ but were afraid of what this Christ might do and say.

Can I get an ‘Amen’ — we want to hear from God but worry about what he may ask us to do. (more…)

 

10 Alive Recap

Friends,

Sunday we continued our Moses series with a discussion of Exodus chapter twenty-one.

Is God condoning slavery?

Chapter twenty-one is one of the most difficult in scripture. We rightly abhor slavery and find it difficult to understand how God can institute laws that appear to condone the practice.

It is important to understand this passage in historic context.  As difficult as it may be to accept God’s law is more humane than the laws of other nations. God ordained that slaves were to be well treated and freed after six years of service. In other countries slaves were property and could be treated as such. It is also noteworthy that throughout the old testament God makes allowance for practices that He knows are detrimental to people. For example, God ordained marriage as a covenant relationship between one man and one woman. Nonetheless many men in the old testament practiced polygamy. God made allowance for the practice, however, every time the practice was employed it ended in disaster. (more…)

 

Wednesday Night Recap

Friends,

Wednesday we continued our ‘Active Faith’ series with a discussion of Peter finding the tomb empty. Our texts were John 20:1-10 and 1 Peter 2:1-10.

“They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first; and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying, and the napkin, which had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” (more…)

 

Tuesday Morning Recap

Gentlemen,

Tuesday we began a series on John the Baptist. Our first text was Matthew 3:1-11.

“But when he (John) saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, ‘You brood of vipers!  Who warned you to flee the wrath to come?”

What was John’s message?

Messiah was coming and He would issue in the kingdom of God. This kingdom would be unlike what the religious people of the time expected. The Pharisees and Sadducees were expecting a Jewish king who would throw out the Romans and reestablish Jewish rule. John tells them “…do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.” (more…)

 

10 Alive Recap

Friends,

Sunday we discussed the ten commandments. Our text was Exodus chapter twenty.

Why did God give the people the ten commandments?

Julie said that the commandments further established that the Israelite’s were to be different from other nations. They were God’s people and they were given God’s law. (more…)

 

Wednesday Night Recap

Friends,

Wednesday we continued our ‘Active Faith’ series with a discussion of Peter’s denial of Jesus.

“‘Certainly this man also was with him; for he is also a Galilean.’ But Peter said ‘Man, I do not know what you are saying.’ And immediately, while he was still speaking, the cock crowed.  And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remember the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, ‘Before the cock crows today you will deny me three times.’  And he went out and wept bitterly.”

Why does Peter deny Jesus?

Robyn pointed out that Peter was afraid. His whole world had been turned upside down. His best friend had been arrested and Peter feared he may be next. (more…)