Posts with the category “groups-discipleship-tools”

Question 31: What do we believe by true faith?
September 20th, 2021
QUESTION:  What do we believe by true faith? ANSWER: Everything taught to us in the gospel. The Apostles’ Creed expresses what we believe in these words: We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker o...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 30: What is faith in Jesus Christ?
September 12th, 2021
QUESTION: What is faith in Jesus Christ?ANSWER: Faith in Jesus Christ is acknowledging the truth of everything that God has revealed in his Word, trusting in him, and also receiving and resting on him...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 29: How can we be saved?
September 9th, 2021
QUESTION: How can we be saved?ANSWER: Only by faith in Jesus Christ and in his substitutionary atoning death on the cross; so even though we are guilty of having disobeyed God and are still inclined t...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 28: What happens after death to those not united to Christ by faith?
August 30th, 2021
QUESTION:  What happens after death to those not united to Christ by faith?ANSWER: At the day of judgment they will receive the fearful but just sentence of condemnation pronounced against them. They ...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Stand Alone Sermon - Resurrection Life, Matt Chandler
July 21st, 2021
WARM-UPCan you think of a time when God didn’t operate in your life the way that you wanted? Or work on the timeline that you thought was best? How did this affect the way that you related to God? Wha...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 25: Does Christ’s death mean all our sins can be forgiven?
July 11th, 2021
QUESTION: Does Christ’s death mean all our sins can be forgiven?ANSWER: Yes, because Christ’s death on the cross fully paid the penalty for our sin, God graciously imputes Christ’s righteousness to us...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 24: Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die?
July 4th, 2021
QUESTION: Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die?ANSWER: Since death is the punishment for sin, Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and br...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 23: Why must the Redeemer be truly God?
June 28th, 2021
QUESTION: Why must the Redeemer be truly God?ANSWER: That because of his divine nature his obedience and suffering would be perfect and effective; and also that he would be able to bear the righteous ...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 22: Why must the Redeemer be truly human? | Hebrews 2:14-18
June 21st, 2021
QUESTION: Why must the Redeemer be truly human?ANSWER: That in human nature he might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer the punishment for human sin; and also that he might sympathi...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 21: What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God? | Hebrews 4:14-15
June 14th, 2021
QUESTION: What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God?ANSWER: One who is truly human and also truly God. WARM-UPWhat do you sense are the most significant factors that take the wind out of...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 20: Who is the Redeemer? | 1 Timothy 2:1-6
June 7th, 2021
QUESTION: Who is the Redeemer?ANSWER: The only Redeemer is the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, in whom God became man and bore the penalty for sin himself. WARM-UPHave you ever been led ast...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 19: Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favor? | Isaiah 53:10-11
May 30th, 2021
QUESTION: Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favor?ANSWER: Yes, to satisfy his justice, God himself, out of mere mercy, reconciles us to himself and delivers us from ...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 18: Will God allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished? | Luke 16:19-31
May 24th, 2021
QUESTION: Will God allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished?ANSWER: No, every sin is against the sovereignty, holiness, and goodness of God, and against his righteous law, and God is right...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 17: What is Idolatry? | Romans 1:21-25
May 17th, 2021
QUESTION:  What is idolatry?ANSWER: Idolatry is trusting in created things rather than the Creator for our hope and happiness, significance and security.WARM-UPWhat are some common ways we look for me...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 16: What is Sin? | Luke 15:1-2; 11-31
May 9th, 2021
QUESTION:  What is sin?ANSWER: Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world he created, rebelling against him by living without reference to him, not being or doing what he requires in his law—result...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 15: Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose? - Romans 7:1-8:4
May 2nd, 2021
Type your new text here. QUESTION: Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?ANSWER: That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful nature and disobedience of our hearts; an...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 14 - Did God create us unable to keep his law? - Romans 3:9-18
April 25th, 2021
QUESTION:  Did God create us unable to keep his law?ANSWER: No, but because of the disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, all of creation is fallen; we are all born in sin and guilt, corrupt...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 13: Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly? - Romans 3:9-10
April 18th, 2021
QUESTION: Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly?ANSWER: Since the fall, no mere human has been able to keep the law of God perfectly, but consistently breaks it in thought, word, and deed.WARM-UPCo...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 12: What does God require in the ninth and tenth commandments? - Exodus 20:16-17
April 11th, 2021
Note: Each of the following categories (Old Self, New Self, and World) will have one question for each commandment. Depending on group interest, time, or strategy, you might only use the ninth command...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Palm Sunday 2021: "A Staged Public Spectacle" - Mark 11:1-19
March 29th, 2021
WARM-UPEither in your personal life, cultural noticings, media sources, what are the most prominent things that you notice that are creating division, strife, and unease around you?Why do these things...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 11: What does God require in the sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments? - Exodus 20:13-15
March 21st, 2021
QUESTION: What does God require in the sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments?ANSWER: Sixth, that we do not hurt, or hate, or be hostile to our neighbor, but be patient and peaceful, pursuing even ou...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 10: "What does God require in the fourth and fifth commandments?" - Exodus 20:8-12
March 16th, 2021
QUESTION:  What does God require in the fourth and fifth commandments?ANSWER: Fourth, that on the Sabbath day we spend time in public and private worship of God, rest from routine employment, serve th...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 9: "What does God require in the first, second, and third commandments?" - Exodus 20:3-7
March 7th, 2021
QUESTION: What does God require in the first, second, and third commandments?ANSWER: First, that we know and trust God as the only true and living God. Second, that we avoid all idolatry and do not wo...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 8: "What is the Law of God Stated in the Ten Commandments?" - Exodus 20:1-17
February 28th, 2021
QUESTION: What is the law of God stated in the Ten Commandments?ANSWER: You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on th...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 7: "What Does the Law of God Require?" - Matthew 22:34-40
February 21st, 2021
Question:  What does the law of God require?Answer: Personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience; that we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves. What ...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 6: "How Can We Glorify God?" - Deuteronomy 11:1-13
February 14th, 2021
Question: How can we glorify God?Answer: We glorify God by enjoying him, loving him, trusting him, and by obeying his will, commands, and law.  WARM-UPWe often equate obedience with something that has...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 5: "What Else Did God Create?" - Genesis 1:1-2:3
February 7th, 2021
QUESTIONWhat else did God create?ANSWERGod created all things by his powerful Word, and all his creation was very good. Everything flourished under his loving rule. In what ways can your environment b...  Read More
by Jesse Cowan
Question 4: "How And Why Did God Create Us?" - Genesis 1:27
February 7th, 2021
QUESTIONHow and why did God create us?ANSWERGod created us male and female in his own image to know him, love him, live with him, and glorify him. And it is right that we who were created by God shoul...  Read More
by Jesse Cowan
Question 3: "How Many Persons Are There In God?" - Matthew 28:16-20
February 7th, 2021
Question:How many persons are there in God?Answer:There are three persons in the one true and living God: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are the same in substance, equal in power and g...  Read More
by Jesse Cowan
Question 2: "What Is God?" - Psalm 86
February 7th, 2021
Question:What is God?Answer:God is the creator and sustainer of everyone and everything. He is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable in his power and perfection, goodness and glory, wisdom, justice, and...  Read More
by Jesse Cowan
Question 1: "What Is Our Only Hope In Life And Death?" - Romans 14:7-8
February 4th, 2021
Question: What is our only hope in life and death?Answer:That we are not our own but belong, body and soul, both in life and death, to God and to our Savior Jesus Christ. Have you ever had the opportu...  Read More
by Jesse Cowan

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