Wednesday Night Recap

 

Friends,

Wednesday we discussed the feeding of he 5000 as recorded in John 6:1-14.

1) Why does Jesus give thanks before He feeds the people?

Tom said that like many of the things Jesus did He did them as an example for us. By giving thanks Jesus is teaching that God is the source of all our blessings. (more…)

 

Tuesday Morning Recap

Gentlemen,

Tuesday we continued our series on 2 Timothy with a discussion of 4:1-5.

1) What does it mean to preach the word?

Grady said that preaching the word means communicating all the truth contained in the Bible.  (more…)

 

10 Alive Recap

Friends,

Sunday we continued our series on Jonah with a discussion of chapter two.

1) What does Jonah learn?

Jonah finds himself in the belly of a fish. It is dark and quiet (and probably smells like fish) He disobeyed God and has time to consider the consequences. It is important to remember that Jonah does not know that he will be given a second chance. Yet he acknowledges that God is God and Jonah is not. Jonah gives thanks to God and acknowledges that God is the only one who can save. (more…)

 

Wednesday Night Recap

 

Friends,

Wednesday we continued our discussion of the prayers of Jesus. Our text was John 11:38-34.

“So they took away the stone, and Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, ‘Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. I knew that thou hearest me always, but I have said this on account of the people standing by, that they may believe that thou didst send me.’ When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come out.'”

1) What was the purpose of this prayer?

“…that they may believe that thou didst send me.” Jesus primary concern is the salvation of the people. He wants them to have eternal life. (more…)

 

Tuesday Morning Recap

Gentlemen,

Tuesday we continued our series on 2 Timothy with a discussion of 3:10-17.

1) Why do good people suffer?

Paul writes that if we follow Christ we will suffer. Some suffering, like aging is a natural part of the human condition. However, the suffering Paul references has to do with persecution. If we live Godly lives and witness to others we will be persecuted. Few of us will experience the persecution common to first century Christians, however, we will be shunned or excluded from events. We may be attacked verbally or suffer financially. (more…)

 

10 Alive Recap

Friends,

Sunday we began a new series on Jonah. Our text was Jonah chapter one.

1) What did God ask Jonah to do?

“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness has come before me.”

Jonah was to go and preach the gospel to the Nenevites. God wanted them to repent and be saved. (more…)

 

Wednesday Night Recap

Friends,

Wednesday we continued our series on the prayers of Jesus with a discussion of the 22nd Psalm.

1) Why does Jesus believe God had abandoned Him?

Carroll noted that God is absolute love and absolute justice. Justice demanded a penalty for sin and love provided a way. (more…)

 

Tuesday Morning Recap

Gentlemen,

Tuesday we continued our series on 2 Timothy with a discussion of 3:1-9.

1) How can we tell a counterfeit teacher from one teaching truth?

A counterfeit teaches things that are at odds with scripture. We all agreed that the Bible is the final court of arbitration. Each of us should test everything we are taught. (more…)

 

10 Alive Recap

Friends,

Easter Sunday we discussed Jesus encounter with the Emmaus disciples.

1) Why were the Emmaus disciples leaving Jerusalem and why did they return?

Tom said that they were afraid. Jesus had been crucified and they wondered if they would be next. (more…)

 

Tuesday Morning Recap

Gentlemen,

Tuesday we continued our study of 2 Timothy with a discussion of chapter two verses 20-26.

Paul writes that Christians are like vessels. We should consecrate ourselves so that we can be used by the Master.

1) How do we consecrate ourselves?

Dan L. said that consecration involves removing sin from our lives. We can’t be used by God when we are living sinful lives. Since our old sin nature is ever present we must remember to confess our sin. (more…)