Stories of the Kingdom
April 22 - June 10, 2018
Grace to Grace
June 10, 2018 • June 10, 2018 • Pavi Thomas
Application Questions: 1. In 1 Timothy 1:8 Paul writes that "...the Law is good if one uses it properly." How is it used improperly? 2. How did the religious and political elites corrupt the Law? 3. What is the proper use of the Law and the Word of God? 4. What do we learn from the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37? 5. How is the fact that the Law of Moses is a gift of grace, not a burden, a perspective changer, a life changer?
June 3, 2018 • June 3, 2018 • Pavi Thomas
Application Questions: 1. Are there any broken images of God that you carry with you? Does what you know of Jesus help heal those images? 2. Have you cultivated your relationship with Jesus as you would any other relationship? 3. Consider God’s Mercy. “God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” Asking for mercy says something like this - I have totally wronged you. I have done everything in my power to destroy you and all you stand for. I have rejected you, mocked you, scorned you, ignored you. And now that I face the consequences of my actions, I’m asking you to forget all of that, and simply be good to me. This is our God - Jesus, who gave his life for us, that we might live. This is our God - our Creator, yes; our Judge, yes; but most crucially, our Lover, our Savior, our Redeemer. 4. Are there areas in your journey that need healing? Are there steps through Heritage or in your community that you should consider to take to begin the healing journey?
Free From Shame
May 27, 2018 • May 27, 2018 • Andy Sieberhagen
Application Questions: 1. What do you learn about the teachers of the law and the Pharisees in the story of the women in adultery? 2. What helps you to not judge others? 3. What are the consequences of hidden shame? 4. How can we be free of guilt and shame? 5. What amazes you about Jesus’ words and actions with the woman in adultery and the teachers and Pharisees?
Healing through Obedience
May 20, 2018 • May 20, 2018 • Andy Sieberhagen
Application Questions: 1. What should we say if someone asks if we are religious? 2. Why do you think that Jesus asked the man at the pool if he wanted to be healed? 3. How do you define legalism? 4. What is the problem with legalism? 5. How would you describe the danger of self-preservation?
April 29, 2018 • April 29, 2018 • Pavi Thomas
Application Questions: 1. Put the interaction between Philip and Nathanael in your own words. What do you love about Philip's response to Nathanael? 2. Read the first five verses of John 1. What is meaningful to you about this passage? 3. There is a residue of the creative power of the Word of God in our own words, in our own speech. How do we use this power to build? To destroy? 4. Why is it so difficult for the world to recognize and receive the true light that gives light to everyone? 5. As a witness, how do we help the world to recognize and receive this Word of God?
April 22, 2018 • April 22, 2018 • Pavi Thomas
Application Questions: 1. What does it look like to follow Jesus? 2. What is the most challenging aspect of following Jesus for you? 3. How do we become comfortable with hearing Jesus' voice? 4. Why do you think that the two disciples walking with Jesus after the resurrection were unable to recognize Him? 5. What helps you to see Jesus in the middle of what you're facing? What prevents you from seeing Jesus in the middle of what you're facing?