Explore the Bible ~ June 7, 2020
June 7th - Chartered Watters (Proversb 1:7-19)
Main Idea: God's Word warns us of the consequences of foolish choices.
Who is the source of the type of knowledge we read about in this passage? What means has God used to reveal knowledge and wisdom to the world? Hint: Starts with a B and ends with a ible.
According to this passage and Romans 12:2, are knowledge and wisdom accessible to man?
In what ways have you experienced God’s grace by seeking His wisdom?
Do you think verses 10-19 are only speaking of people who kill and steal, or is it speaking more broadly about all those who refuse to seek and follow the wisdom of God?
What is the end to those who reject the Lord’s wisdom and discipline?
Close with In my Context on Pg.18 of your Personal Study Guide where you will find some application challenges and concluding thoughts to guide you as you pray. If you don’t have a PSG with you, you can access a digital copy through the link below. All you have to do is set up a Lifeway Account (it is free).
Explore the Bible ~ May 31, 2020
Explore the Bible ~ May 24, 2020
May 24th - Accepting (Romans 14:1-12)
Main Idea: Believers should accept and encourage other believers to facilitate unity.
This week's video is brought to you by Dr. Tim Smith of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board
What are some issues that stir debates in the church today?
How do these issues compare to the issues pointed to by Paul?
How should viewing God as owner change a person's perspective on worship practices? How should it impact how believers treat one another?
Which action do you consider to be more divisive: judging others or looking down on others? Explain.
Close your time by review “In MY Context” on page 121 of your PSG
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Explore the Bible ~ May 17, 2020
- Review vs 1- 7 – List the actions Paul calls us to and the reasons he gives for us to do these things. How does your submission to governing authorities glorify God?
- Take a look at vs 8-10. How is love the fulfillment of the law? (read Matthew 22:34-40)
- How does keeping the commandments listed by Paul demonstrate love for others?
- What does Paul mean when he says “don’t make plans to gratify the desires of the flesh”? Take a look at Galatians 5:16 and think back to Romans 12:2 –
- This passage isn’t just about being submissive to our governmental authorities, it is about being good citizens of this place that we temporarily inhabit. How does being good citizens now point to and glorify God and His kingdom?