Group Study

 

Watch the short clips below, and answer the questions associated with each.  You can do this alone - but it's always more fun with a group of friends!

 

1 | Salvation

Pastor Jim says that Salvation is the Ultimate Gift.  What exactly does it mean to be saved?  How would you explain it to someone who has never read a word of the bible or listened to a single message?

scripture: Romans 10:9-17

 

2 | preaching

Does preaching the gospel require words?
Does it sometimes require words?
Have you ever been shown the Kingdom without someone saying a word?  Examples?

scripture: Romans 10:9-17

 

3 | blocking the door

Is it possible that some of us Christians are blocking the door to the kingdom for others?

What are some ways we may be blocking the door for others?  Are these purposeful or accidental?

scripture: 1 Corinthians 8:9

 

4 | The kingdom of heaven

Jesus compared The kingdom of heaven to many things.  Here, Pastor Jim gives the parable of the workers in the vineyard.

Does this seem fair to you?  Would you feel cheated if you had worked all day and somebody else only works the last hour and they receive the same wage as you?  Why does this make sense in the kingdom?

Read Matthew 20:1-16 for Jesus' full explanation

 

5 | taking the gospel out

Is attending church a requirement for salvation?

Should we expect everybody to come to the church to hear the message of salvation?

How can we take the gospel message outside the walls of the church?  What can you do personally?


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