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Passage for Meditation

Passage for meditation

Hebrews 13:20-21, Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Questions for reflection:

  1. In what ways has Christ brought peace to His people?
  2. How do we submit to Him as the “great shepherd of the sheep?”
  3. How does God make us perfect in every good work to do His will?
  4. What is our responsibility in the above mentioned statement?
  5. Do you make a practice of studying God’s word to know His will and what is pleasing in His sight?
  6. How do we ascribe glory to Christ in our lives?  In your family?  In the church?

Here are recordings of the sermons from Sunday morning and afternoon.

Bro. Mike – The God of Peace – http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=713101635310

Bro. Matt – How to not love the world – http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=713101638161

Passage for Meditation

Passage for Meditation

John 13:34-15, A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Questions for reflection:

  1. How has Christ loved us?
  2. What does it look like for God’s children to love one another as Christ has loved them?
  3. How does loving one another manifest that we are Christ’s disciples?
  4. Why do you think He made loving one another as He loved us the mark of being His disciple rather than a particular doctrinal standard?
  5. Do you display love to members of the body just as Christ has displayed His love to you?

Here are the links for the sermons:

Walking in the Light – Bro. Matt                       http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=61410032290

Surprising Kingdom Strategies – Bro. Mike  http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=61410038111

Passage for meditation

Passage for meditation

Hebrews 12:5-11, And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?  But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

Questions for reflection:

  1. Why does the Lord chasten us?
  2. Why should we not despise the Lord’s chastening?
  3. How is chastening one display of God dealing with us as a son?
  4. Is chastening more than correction for sin?
  5. How does chastening yield the “peaceable fruit of righteousness?”

Passage for meditation

John 3:16-17, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 

Questions for reflection:

  1. What does it mean that God loved the world?
  2. How is God’s love for the world displayed?
  3. Why does John make a point of saying that God sent not His Son into the world to condemn it?
  4. How is Jesus the Savior of the world?
  5. What application does Jesus’ being the Savior of the world have in your life?

passage for meditation

Passage for meditation

I John 1:3-7, That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Questions for reflection:

  1. How did the gospel create fellowship between the apostle and those to whom he was writing?
  2. Does the gospel (the message of the work of Christ) effect your fellowship with other brothers and sisters?  Why or why not?
  3. How do we have fellowship with the Father and the Son?
  4. How does fellowship with God and one another cause our joy to remain full?
  5. Why is fellowship with God impossible when we are not walking in fellowship with our brothers and sisters?
  6. How does walking in the light, having fellowship with one another, and being cleansed from sin relate to each other?

Passage for meditation

I John 1:1-2, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;).”

Questions for reflection:

  1. How had John heard, seen, and handled the Word of life?
  2. How was the Word of life manifested before men?
  3. How could John show it to the church he was writing to?
  4. Has the Word of life been manifested to you?
  5. How can you bear witness of eternal life to those you interact with each day?