April 19, 2020

Ascension and Mission

April 19, 2020 • Pastor Phil Burggraff • Acts 1:6-11

Passage: Acts 1:6-11 Theme: Ascension and Mission Q: What’s Next? A: 1. Avoid distractions, especially theological ones. 2. Tell others what Jesus has done. 3. Get busy with the mission. Main Idea: Jesus left us with the power to carry out a clearly defined and singularly focused mission. Are you doing it? Application Questions: 1. What are some ways that we can get spiritually distracted, even by things that aren’t wrong or maybe even biblical, from accomplishing the mission that Jesus has given us? Have you seen this tendency in your own life? How do you combat it? (1:6)
 2. Given that we possess the power of the Holy Spirit and the commission of Jesus, why do we many times feel so powerless or fearful when opportunities present themselves to witness?
 3. Commenting on Acts 1:8, Darrell Bock makes the statement “The church exists, in major part, to extend the apostolic witness to Jesus everywhere. In fact, the church does not have a mission, it is to be missional and is a mission (Acts, 66). What might this mean for missions today? 4. Share a way that God has convicted you to get busy with the mission (Acts 1:11).

July 12, 2020

Jesus washes his disciples' feet • July 12, 2020 • Pastor Phil Burggraff

Theme: Glory and Grace through Service Passage: John 13:1–30 Four Truths that we learn concerning discipleship and service: 1. Discipleship begins with the service of the Ultimate Servant (1–5). 2. Disciples receive the cleansing service Jesus provides (6–11). 3. Disciples willingly and actively serve one another (12–20). 4. Even those closest to Christ can reject his service and walk into darkness (21–30). Main Idea: The glory and grace of Jesus demonstrates itself through service.

July 12, 2020

Unit 31 Session 4 • July 12, 2020

Bible Passage: 1 John 3:10-18 Main Point: John wrote that others will know we are Christians because we love one another. Key Passage: Galatians 2:20 Big Picture Question: Why does God want us to obey Him? Obedience is our response to God's love for us.

July 5, 2020

Glory and Grace in the Cross of Jesus • July 5, 2020 • Pastor Phil Burggraff

Passage: John 12:20–50 Theme: Glory and Grace in the Cross of Jesus Notice what the “lifting up” of Jesus on the cross accomplishes: 1. The lifting up of Jesus bears fruit (23–26). 2. The lifting up of Jesus focuses on the Father’s glory (27–28). 3. The lifting up of Jesus brings all things under his judgment (29–33). 4. The lifting up of Jesus saves those who embrace him (34–36). 5. The lifting up of Jesus hardens unbelievers (37–43). 6. The lifting up of Jesus accomplishes perfectly the Father’s mission (44–50). Main Idea: Jesus accomplishments on the cross beckon us to believe and follow him.