Rebecca Herring 8/26/17

Scripture:  Exodus 3:7-10

Why do I think that I can offer excuses for faith-related issues that would be laughed at if I used them anywhere else?  

 

God knows need and has a plan to address the need.  He calls Moses and the excuses start.

     1.  Who, me? 3:11-12

     2.  By what authority?  3:13-15

     3.  What if? 4:1-9

     4. But Lord, I don't do this stuff well. 4:10-12

     5.. Send someone else.  4:13-17

 

 Is it that I can't....or I won't?

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Ryan Becker - 03/04/17

Key Text

John 8:31-36; Romans 3:23; Romans 6:14-19; Galatians 4:3-11

Main Points

  • Scripture is concerned more about that you’ve sinnedthan the content of your sin.
  • We can either be slaves to sin or slaves to righteousness. There is no in-between.
  • When we become slaves to righteousness by accepting Jesus’ sacrifice, He also “adopts” us and we are made sons and daughters of God.
  • In our Journey with God, each time a sin is revealed in our life, we must decide whether to hold onto that sin or let go of it and follow Jesus. Damage and pain comes when people try to choose both.
  • If I don’t let go of my sin, I project it onto my Christian life. The content of my “sin” might be more holy or righteous, but I am not.
  • Pray and ask God to reveal the sins you need to let go of.

Focus Questions

  1. What areas of my life am I still holding on to?
  2. Have I brought any sins into my new life in Christ?
  3. What do I need to do to let go of those sins?

Ryan Becker - 02/11/17

Key Text

1 Peter 5:8-11

Main Points

  • Satan uses different tactics to deceive different people.
  • Both Satan and Jesus in Scripture are described as a lion.
  • Satan often tries to offer a counterfeit version of what Jesus offers us.
  • Those who are deceived are good people who sincerely believe they are right.
  • We should constantly be evaluating our beliefs to make sure we are on the right path.

Focus Questions

  • How do I protect myself against the tactics of Satan?
  • What doctrines or beliefs do I need to “brush up” on?
  • How can I treat someone who I suspect has been deceived?

Rebecca Herring - 01/28/17

Key Text

Colossians 3:23-24
Exodus 1:1-2:2

Main Points

Humans are constantly restless, looking to improve or change just about everything they come into contact with. We never seem to be at peace with where we are or what we are. Christians are not immune to this dysfunction: we compare ourselves to others. They are more devout, pious, stronger in faith, doing more for the gospel, etc.What is the root of our lack of confidence in our relationship with Christ and what can we find in Scripture to help us?

Focus Questions

  1. Is there evidence in my thoughts and actions that my relationship with God needs improvement?

  2. What voices am I listening to that I allow to influence my decisions and attitudes?

  3. How can I know that I am where God wants me to be and I am living in His will?