Philippians 3:1-14 Message

Philippians 3:1-14 Message

I WANT TO KNOW CHRIST Philippians 3:1-14, Key verse 3:10 According to scriptures, on his second journey to bring the gospel to the gentile world, the apostle Paul helped start a church in the city of Philippi (a colony of retired Roman soldiers). Thereafter, the Philippians became Paul’s friends and supporters for the rest of his life. When they heard that he was in Rome as a prisoner, they collected money to assist him and sent it with one of…

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1 Corinthians 1:18-2:16 Message

1 Corinthians 1:18-2:16 Message

Christ Crucified 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:16 (Read 1:10-2:16) Key Verse: 2:2 “For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” Happy New Year (again)! Today we are looking at a passage that can continue to help us set our direction and priorities for the year 2019. We see Paul writing to the church at Corinth about what was really the essential core of his ministry. To Paul, the power in the gospel message…

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Revelation 12:1-12 Questions

Revelation 12:1-12 Questions

A MALE CHILD WHO WILL RULE ALL THE NATIONS Revelation 12:1-12, Key Verse: 5 “She gave birth to a son, a male child, who ‘will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.’ And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.” 1. Read verses 1-2. What sign appeared in heaven (1)? How is the woman described and what does she symbolize? What kind of situation was she in? 2. Read verses 3-4. What another sign appeared…

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Isaiah 40:1-11 Questions

Isaiah 40:1-11 Questions

GOOD NEWS FOR GOD’S PEOPLE Isaiah 40:1-11, Key Verse: 40:4 “And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” 1. What seems to be the situation of God’s people according to verses 1 and 2? How might the situation of sinful mankind be similar? What is the good news that God proclaims to his people through his servant? 2. Read verses 3-5. What did it…

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Isaiah 40:1-11 Message

Isaiah 40:1-11 Message

GOOD NEWS FOR GOD’S PEOPLE Isaiah 40:1-11, Key Verse: 40:5 “And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” Merry Christmas! Why is this passage from the book of Isaiah an appropriate passage for Christmastime? It’s because Christmas is about the start of the gospel era, the beginning of the time of salvation through the coming of Jesus Christ into the world, and this passage…

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Acts 26:1-32 Message

Acts 26:1-32 Message

THE TRUE DEMONSTRATION OF THANKSGIVING Acts 26:1-32, Key verse 29 “Paul replied, ‘Short time or long- I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.” According to the scriptures, the books of Luke and Acts are two volumes of a single work written by Luke himself. Together they tell the story of how God first invited the people of Israel, and then all nations,…

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Matthew 11:1-19 Questions

Matthew 11:1-19 Questions

THE DEEDS OF THE MESSIAH Matthew 11:1-19, Key Verse: 5 “The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.” 1. After instructing and sending his apostles, what did Jesus himself continue to do (1; 4:23; 9:35)? From prison, what did John the Baptist hear about and what was his question (2-3)? What expectations might they have had for the Messiah (3:12)?…

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Matthew 10:16-42 Questions

Matthew 10:16-42 Questions

WHOEVER ACKNOWLEDGES ME… Matthew 10:16-42, Key Verse: 10:32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.” 1. How would the world treat Jesus’ apostles and what attitude should they have (16)? What kinds of persecution would they face and why (17-18)? At that time, why should they not worry (19-20)? Do you know any examples of this? 2. How intense and personal would persecution become (21-22a)? Who would be saved (22b)? How can one both…

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Matthew 10:16-42 Message

Matthew 10:16-42 Message

WHOEVER ACKNOWLEDGES ME… Matthew 10:16-42, Key Verse: 10:32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.” In last week’s message we could see through Jesus’ eyes how the world is full of people who are harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. But Jesus also saw the crowds with hope for a great spiritual harvest. Either way, the most urgent need was for harvest workers. Jesus gave 12 of his disciples an early promotion…

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Matthew 9:35-10:15 Questions

Matthew 9:35-10:15 Questions

THE HARVEST IS PLENTIFUL Matthew 9:35-10:15, Key verse 9:37-38 “Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’” 1. How is Jesus’ ministry summarized (35; 4:23)? How did Jesus see the crowds (36)? What does his compassion reveal about Jesus? Read verses 37-38. How did Jesus describe people and their need? What urgent prayer topic does he give his…

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