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
October 20, 2019
Series: I DO // Elders & Leadership • October 20, 2019 • Pastor Phil Burggraff
Passage: Titus 1:5–9 Theme: The Leaders in the Church 1. God expects his church to cultivate and call leaders from within itself (5). 2. We, as the church, are to select leaders that are blameless in their reputation (6–8). a. Blameless in family life (6) b. Blameless in personal and interpersonal life (7–8). 3. We must choose leaders that faithfully live and effectively communicate God’s word (9). Application Questions: • From your past church experience, how have churches in which you have been involved selected pastors for ministry? How does this differ from what Paul called Titus to do in vv. 5–9? • Discuss what is meant by Paul’s double use of the qualification of blameless in v. 6 and 7. What does this term mean? How might it be misunderstood and applied in seeking qualifications for leaders? • As we read these qualifications, we tend to think of them only in terms of our pastors. How are these lists applicable to the members of the church? What areas does Paul focus on? What is missing from this list that we might tend to highlight? • As a church body, how do we apply the teaching here to our church situation today? How should what is said here inform what we do as a church in the cultivation and selection of leaders?
Kids October 20, 2019
Unit 26 Session 1 • October 20, 2019
Bible Passage: Matthew 27: 11-66 Main Point: Jesus was crucified on the cross. Key Passage: Ephesians 2:8-9 Big Picture Question: Why did Jesus die on the cross? Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins and came back to life to show we are forgiven. - 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?
October 13, 2019
Why Church? - Series: I Do • October 13, 2019 • Pastor Phil Burggraff
Passage: Titus 1:1–4 Theme: Why Church? Why do we need to become members of a church? The ministry that occurs in church … 1. Strengthens our faith 2. Increases our knowledge of the truth 3. Enables us to live godly lives 4. Connects us with the eternal plans of God. How? a. Before time began, God guaranteed our eternal hope. b. Presently, God reveals his plans through the preaching of his word. c. God empowers his people who share this common faith to minister to one another in the context of the church. Main Idea: God is accomplishing his ultimate plans of salvation for his people through ministry that only takes place in the local church. Are you truly a part of what God is doing here and now? Application Questions: • When and why did you begin to attend church? What may be some well-intentioned but faulty reasons that people have for attending church or for not attending church? In what ways have you possibly struggled with these in the past? • In Titus 1:1, how should faith be understood? Is this talking about our faith for salvation or for increasing faith/faithfulness as we mature as Christians? How does the ministry of church strengthen our faith? • What is the knowledge of truth? In what ways does the ministry of church increase our knowledge of truth? • Titus 1:2–3 speaks of our hope of eternal life. How do the contents of these verses produce hope in us? Explain the different aspects time that Paul elucidates in these verses and what they teach us about God’s plan for our church today?