• 1 Corinthians 11:17-33

    Shelton Markham

    November 9, 2014

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. If someone asked, “why do we take the Lord’s supper,” how would you answer?
    2. How do you think something as important for the church as the Lord’s Supper can cause division in the church (v.17-22)?
    3. If done in a “worthy manner,” how can the Lord’s supper be a unifying practice in the church (v. 27)?
    4. Paul tells us, “examine yourselves” before taking the Lord’s Supper. Why is this important and how do we do it?
    5. What is our responsibility to one another as we take the Lord’s Supper (v. 33)?

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  • 1 Corinthians 11:2-16

    Kevin Thompson

    November 2, 2014

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. Why do you think we get uncomfortable when talking about the role of women and men as Christians?
    2. Though equal in value through the Gospel (Gal. 3:28), why do gender differences matter in the Church?
    3. Why is it important that our understanding of the role of men and women be shaped by the Bible and not the culture?
    4. In what ways are men and women dependent upon each other and why is that important? (1 Cor. 11:11)
    5. Share about a Christian man, woman, or couple whom you would like to imitate? Why?

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  • 1 Corinthians 10:13

    Kevin Thompson

    October 26, 2014

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. What does 1 Corinthians 10:13 tell us is true about temptation? Why do you think that can be difficult to believe?
    2. What are some common lies that we often believe about temptation?
    3. What does 1 Corinthians 10:13 tell us is true about God in regard to temptation?
    4. How should this passage impact the way we pursue to respond to temptations when they come?
    5. If you have time, read Luke 4:1-13. What do you see in the way Jesus fought temptation that can be helpful to us?

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  • 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

    Shelton Markham

    October 19, 2014

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. Do you think it could be important to know your spiritual heritage? Why or why not?
    2. Paul gives examples of things that God had clearly done in the past. Share something that you have seen God do that clearly been Him at work.
    3. Even though we see God act faithful, why do you think we still slip into faithlessness or sinful behavior?
    4. How does this passage reveal the loving, compassionate, and patient nature of God (check out Psalm 78:35-39)?
    5. How can we as individuals and a community put the challenge of verse 12, to "take heed" into practice?

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  • 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

    Kevin Thompson

    October 12, 2014

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. Since the Christian life isn’t a competition, how can it be like a race?
    2. Why is it important to understand that our work is a response to grace and NOT grace as a product of our work.
    3. What role does “self control in all things” play in our effort to live for the sake of the gospel?
    4. In what ways can we as Christians slip into “running aimlessly” in our spiritual lives? How can we help each other keep spiritual focus?
    5. Share about someone who has encouraged your faith by their example of running the race of faith well.

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  • 1 Corinthians 9:19-23

    Kevin Thompson

    October 5, 2014

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. What is the difference between hypocrisy and verse 22?
    2. How do we develop compassion toward others?
    3. Why is compassion often a prerequisite for evangelism?
    4. How would you share the gospel with another person?
    5. Who is someone God loves but you don’t?

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  • 1 Corinthians 9:12-17

    Shelton Markham

    September 28, 2014

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. Why did Paul receive money from some churches and refuse it form others?
    2. What are some ways we can be more intentional about creating a climate of faith for those who do not believe?
    3. What could be some stumbling blocks we are putting in front of people hindering their faith?
    4. What are some ways our actions can verify the truth we are proclaiming?
    5. Do you truly love your neighbor?

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  • 1 Corinthians 8:1-13

    Kevin Thompson

    September 21, 2014

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. How can knowledge “puff up, but love build up?”
    2. What are some modern idols?
    3. What is something you could do which you don’t do for the sake of someone weak in their faith?
    4. Why is it important to apply chapter 8 to ourselves and within our church rather than to others and to society?
    5. Why should we stop asking ‘what do I have a right to do’ and start asking ‘what is the most loving action?’

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  • 1 Corinthians 7:17-24

    Kevin Thompson

    September 14, 2014

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. Why do we believe we would be more satisfied in a different stage of life?
    2. Why has God allowed you to be in your current state of life? Who does he want to reach through you?
    3. What is preventing you from finding deep satisfaction in your current stage of life?
    4. What is your role in God’s global purpose?
    5. How are we called to play a part in transforming the world?

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  • 1 Corinthians 7:1-5

    Kevin Thompson

    September 7, 2014

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. Why do some believe that celibacy leads to a higher form of spirituality?
    2. How is celibacy in marriage (ch. 7) similar to prostitution (ch. 6)?
    3. Paul refers to a conjugal right in marriage. What else might be considered a “right” of marriage?
    4. How does the Bible speak of authority in a different way than how we often think of it?
    5. Sex was created by God and for pleasure. How does this influence our understanding of God?

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  • 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

    Ed Saucier

    August 31, 2014

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. How do you think some in Corinth came to the conclusion that as Christians they have complete freedom to do as they wished?
    2. Why do we believe sex is just a physical act?
    3. How do we “flee from sexual immorality?”
    4. How does God’s ownership of us influence our sexuality?
    5. Some say sexual sin is the gateway to every other sin. Why is this true?

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  • 1 Corinthians 6:1-8

    Kevin Thompson

    August 24, 2014

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. Why was Paul frustrated that the people in Corinth were using the Corinthian courts?
    2. How does our problem solving testify to the gospel?
    3. How does the gospel compel us to solve problems rather than deny them?
    4. Why is it better to have been wronged than to wrong?

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  • 1 Corinthians 5:1-13

    Kevin Thompson

    August 17, 2014

     

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  • 1 Corinthians 4:6-20

    Shelton Markham

    August 10, 2014

     

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  • 1 Corinthians 3:16-17

    Ed Saucier

    August 3, 2014

     

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  • 1 Corinthians 2:1-16

    Kevin Thompson

    July 27, 2014

     

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  • 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

    Kevin Thompson

    July 20, 2014

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. Why does being a follower of Jesus require a willingness to be considered ignorant by others?
    2. Why are some considered “too smart” for faith? Is that a biblical concept?
    3. What does it mean to say that faith is reasonable but it is not solely an act of reason?
    4. Which do you wish Jesus did more: show more power of God or reveal more knowledge of God?
    5. Give an example of how God’s truth seems foolish to others but has proven true in your life.

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  • 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

    Kevin Thompson

    July 13, 2014

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. Why do we prefer polarization over unity? How does this hurt the mission of the church?
    2. What are some things which often cause division in the church but shouldn’t?
    3. What should cause division within the church?
    4. Why is it tempting to follow a preacher instead of Jesus?
    5. How can we make sure we never become divided over a preacher at the expense of the gospel?
    6. How can we be of the same mind and same judgment?

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