The Mega Faith of a Mother
Matthew 15:21-28 • May 10, 2020 • Jon Dillon, Discipleship Pastor
Application Questions: 1. Has there ever been a time in your life when you felt like God had withdrawn from you? What do you think the cause of that feeling might have been? 2. When was the last time you were desperate for the Lord’s attention? Why do you think Jesus ignored the Canaanite mother at first? Ever felt like God was ignoring you? 3. How did the disciple’s attitude toward the mother’s persistence differ from that of the Lord? What was Jesus saying in His first response? What was the mother’s response? 4. Does Jesus’ second response seem harsh? Do you think that Jesus already knew what was in her heart? What was the purpose of His seemingly uncaring remark? How did she respond? How would you describe her as a mother? 5. When God tests you with a delayed response or an undesired response, how would the Lord describe your level of faith? What kind of faith are you showing during our current situation?
Living for a Cause
Philippians 1:27-30 • January 5, 2020 • Jon Dillon, Discipleship Pastor
Application Questions: 1. What does it mean to behave in a way that is worthy of the gospel of Christ? How is this demonstrated in your life? In your church? 2. Why is it important for a body of believers to be unified in their purpose? How do you encourage/uphold the unity of purpose in your church? 3. Are you afraid of your spiritual opponents? What fear-dispelling truths does Paul give here? 4. God gives us salvation through our faith in Christ, but according to Paul, what else does God give to us as believers? How is this gift good for you? What is your response to suffering and conflict for Christ’s sake?
God Seeks True Worshippers
Isaiah 58:1-12 • July 7, 2019 • Jon Dillon, Discipleship Pastor
Application questions: 1) What do you think about when you come to worship God? 2) How would you describe your worship to God? 3) What are your favorite aspects of worship? Would God approve? 4) What does it mean to worship God with a sincere heart? How does that look? What benefit does it bring?
What is Good, Beautiful & True
Genesis 3:1-7 • April 21, 2019 • Michael Wilburn
Application Questions: 1. Name an object or event that is good, beautiful, and true? What causes you to desire it? 2. How do you differentiate between good and bad? Is morality more than preference? 3. Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? Is beauty more than perception? 4. Is truth relative to culture and circumstance? Is truth more than opinion?
From Trial to Triumph
2 Chronicles 20:1-30 • March 10, 2019 • Jon Dillon
APPLICATION QUESTIONS: 1. From where do the trials which Christians face come? What kind of attitude should a Christian have in the midst of a trial and why? 2. Which qualities of God help to establish your heart while going through a difficult time? Which promises of God bring you reassurance when facing a trial? Find supporting Scripture. 3. What is the relationship between the testing of your faith and worship? 4. Have you experienced any spiritual victories recently? Share that God might be glorified!
On the Emmaus Road
Michael Wilburn • April 1, 2018
APPLICATION QUESTIONS: 1. Why does Luke describe the two companions on the Emmaus road as “looking sad”? What was their disappointment? What circumstances cause you to be disappointed with God? 2. What does it mean that “their eyes were kept from recognizing him” (Lk 24:16)? Were they blinded by emotion or blinded by God? 3. Why does Jesus ask Cleopas and his companion, “What things” (Lk 24:19)? Didn’t Jesus already know? 4. Why does Jesus appeal to OT Scripture to substantiate the resurrection before revealing himself to them? Wasn’t his physical presences enough? How does this help you weigh the value of Scripture verses personal experience?