Bible Passage: Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23 Main Point: Not everyone who hears the gospel believes it. Key Passage: Mark 6:34 Big Picture Question: Why did Jesus tell parables? Jesus told parables to teach people about God and His kingdom. - Be sure to pick up your Big Picture Cards off the chicken wire display in the hallway - Have you done the Weekly Family Activity Idea from the handout given in class?
Kids June 23, 2019
Unit 22 Session 1
June 23, 2019 • Parable of the Sower
November 10, 2019
Series - I DO : The Teaching of God’s Grace • November 10, 2019 • Pastor Phil Burggraff
Passage: Titus 2:11–15 Theme: The Teaching of God’s Grace Q: Why is the teaching ministry of the church necessary (2:1–10)? A: God’s grace has appeared and will appear again (11). Notice two results that stem from God’s grace appearing: 1. God’s grace teaches us how to live in this present age (12–13). a. Reject the world’s way of life (12b) b. Pursue the virtues that please God (12c) c. Keep Christ’s return in view (13) 2. Jesus’s self-sacrifice transforms us to be able to live this way in this present age (14). For those who trust in him, a. Jesus removes us from the control of sin b. Jesus purifies us to be his very own people. Main Idea: God’s grace compels us as a church to teach his saving and transforming work accomplished by Jesus Christ so that we can live out what it means to be the people of God. Application Questions: • To what does the language of appear/appearing refer in these verses? What would you say to someone that claimed Christians spend too much time looking to the distant past or future and are out of touch with what is happening presently? • What do the three things that God’s grace teaches us in vv. 12–13 look like in real life? How should we go about teaching these things? • According to v. 14, what is accomplished by Jesus’s saving work in our lives? How should this impact the way we think about our lives and the choices that we make? • From the commands given to them in v. 15, how are church leaders to carry out this teaching ministry that is focused on the saving and transforming work of God’s grace? Why is this encouraging but challenging for you as a church member? What is this calling you to do presently?
Kids November 10, 2019
Unit 27 Session 1 • November 10, 2019
Bible Passage: Luke 24: 36-49; John 20: 19-23 Main Point: Jesus appeared to His disciples Key Passage: 1 Corinthians 15: 3-4 Big Picture Question: What is our mission as believers? Our mission as believers is to make disciples of all nations by the power of the Spirit. - Be sure to pick up your Big Picture Cards off the chicken wire display in the hallway - Have you done the Weekly Family Activity Idea from the handout given in class?
November 3, 2019
Series: I DO - Series :: Adorning the Gospel • November 3, 2019 • Pastor Josh Kee
I Do Sermon Series :: Adorning the Gospel Passage: Titus 2:1-10 Doctrine (sound teaching; the gospel) produces ethics, which prove doctrine (2:1-10) • The older men (2:2) • The older women (2:3-4a) o Responsible to teach the younger women (by word and by example) • The younger women (2:4b-5) • The younger men (2:6) • Titus’ responsibility (2:7-8) o Elders and church leaders are responsible to set an example by their teaching and by their lives o Integrity o Dignity (Seriousness) o Soundness in speech • Bondservants (2:9-10) The glory of God and the mission of the church are Paul’s primary concerns (2:5b, 8, 10b) Main Idea: The church is sustained, grown, and made effective through sound teaching that results in godly living at all stages of life. Members of the church have a responsibility to teach and equip one another for godly living that result in the glory of God. Application Questions: • How would you define discipleship? How does discipleship shape the character of the community? • Does your life demonstrate the characteristics Paul lists for the various segments of the household? Where is growth needed? • Where have you experienced/ seen cross-generational discipleship? • Based on these verses, why is teaching so critical to discipleship? Where are you getting sound teaching? • In what ways does sound teaching go beyond transferring information into transformed living? Is the teaching you receive leading to transformed living? How so? • Why is it critical to have older generations of Christians connected to the younger generations of believers? What are the obstacles to this happening? • In what ways are we prone to turn Paul’s teaching/ exhortation into an attack on individual freedom/ rights rather than focusing our utmost attention on the glory of God and the witness of the church? • How are you involved in discipleship at CCC? If you’re not, how might you get involved?