Wednesday Night Recap

Friends,

Wednesday we continued our study of the book of James with a discussion of Lesson Three ‘ Living Proof’

“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.”

1) How does this passage describe living a good or godly life?

James believes that faith without works is dead. If we call ourselves Christians then we must live lives that please Him. We should lead moral lives and love our neighbors. (more…)

 

Tuesday Morning Recap

Gentlemen,

Tuesday we continued our series on Paul’s letter to the Galatians with a discussion of 5:1-12.

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”

1) How does legalism hinder our walk?

Ronny said that when we believe we can earn our salvation we become proud. We can’t become the men God would have us to be until we humble ourselves before Him. (more…)

 

10 Alive Recap

Friends,

Sunday we continued looking at Jesus healings with a discussion of Mark 3:1-6.

1) Why would Jesus heal on the Sabbath?

The Pharisees didn’t have a problem With Jesus healing the man with the shriveled hand. They didn’t like the fact that he healed on the Sabbath. The Pharisees believed that the law prohibited working on the Sabbath. And when Jesus healed He was working. (more…)

 

10 Alive Recap

Friends,

Wednesday we continued our series on James. Lesson Two was titled ‘Enduring Temption’

“When people are tempted and still continue strong, they should be happy. After they have proved their faith, God will reward them with life forever. God promised this to all those who love him.”

1) How can we remain strong and resist temptation?

We agreed that temptation rarely sneaks up on us. We know what tempts us and we often seek it out. Bill explained that we do this because we are selfish and want to do what we want when we want. (more…)

 

Tuesday Morning Recap

Gentlemen,

Tuesday we continued our study of Galatians with a discussion of 4:21-31.

“So, brethren, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman.”

1) Paul claims Isaac was born through a promise. What does that mean?

God made many promises to Abraham. (more…)

 

10 Alive Recap

Friends,

Sunday we continued our series on Jesus healings with a discussion of Matthew 8:5-13.

“When Jesus heard him, he marveled, and said to those who followed him, ‘Truly, I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.'”

1) Why was Jesus impressed with the centurions faith?

Tom said that the centurion showed humility. He wasn’t  Jewish and knew a Jew couldn’t enter the home of a gentile. He didn’t want Jesus to defile himself. (more…)

 

Wednesday Night Recap

Friends,

Wednesday we began a new series on the book of James. Our study guide was written by Max Lucado.

Lesson one was titled ‘Growing through Trials.’

1) How does scripture encourage people to respond to trials?

We spent most of class discussing this question.

Bonnie noted that it is tempting to ask God to remove our trials. However, she added that most of her spiritual growth has come during times of trial. (more…)

 

Tuesday Morning Recap

Gentlemen,

It was good to be back with you Tuesday. I appreciate Bob filling in while I was out of town.

We continued our series on Paul’s letter to the Galatians with a discussion of  4:8-20.

“…my little children, for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you! I wish I could be present with you now and change my tone, for I am perplexed about you.”

1)  Why is Paul in a position to correct the Galatians?

Paul speaks with the authority of God. What he teaches he received from Christ. At this time the church didn’t have the New Testament so they depended on the teaching of the apostles. (more…)

 

10 Alive Recap

Friends,

It was great to be back with you Sunday!  Thanks to all who filled in while I was on vacation(s).

Sunday we continued our series on the healings of Jesus with a discussion of Mark 2:1-12.

“And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, ‘My son, your sins are forgiven.'”

1) What type of healing were the paralytic’s friends hoping for?

Jim said they wanted their friend to be healed physically. He added that they were probably tired of taking care of him. Others disagreed with Jim’s conclusion. (thankfully) (more…)

 

TUE Morning

With heavy hearts we have an update on a prayer request from last Tuesday – Ronny Long’s brother died this weekend. Please be in prayer for Ronny and his family.
We will be studying Gal 3:26 – 4:7 tomorrow morning.  See you in the morning.

Bob Dickson