Love and Marriage

Abbotsford – Feb 26, 2017 – Ephesians 5:21-33

Discussion Questions:

  • When you look at Christian marriages around you, would you conclude that what you see is a good picture of the gospel?
  • When you think of being Spirit-filled, what comes to mind? Are the things described in Ephesians 5:19-21 surprising to you as evidences of being filled with the Spirit?
  • What does submission look like (See descriptions of husbands/wives, child/parent, servants/masters)? Does everybody submit to everybody? Why or why not?
  • What does it look like for a husband to commit to the spiritual development of their wife (Eph 5:25-28)? What kind of things can a husband do to help his wife grow?

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Fox Catching

Abbotsford – Feb 19, 2017 – Songs of Songs 2:15

Discussion Questions:

  • Are people surprised that the scriptures have an entire book about romantic love? Why or Why not?
  • Have you heard anyone preach on Song of Songs before? What kind of background do you have in regards to Song of Songs?
  • How are we influenced by the culture? How should we as Christians think differently about love and marriage?

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Joyful Obedience

Abbotsford – Feb 12, 2017 – Colossians 3:20

Discussion Questions:

  • What does it look like to honour your parents even though they are no longer in authority over you?
  • What is your response to your child’s disobedience? Do you find yourself praying for their heart to change towards God, or primarily correcting their behaviour?
  • If you find it difficult to joyfully submit in some of your relationships, why do you think that is the case?

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Instructions for the Rich

Abbotsford – Feb 5, 2017 – 1 Timothy 6:17-19

Discussion Questions:

  • How does the fact that God has provided us all our stuff help us enjoy it?
  • Why should you share your stuff?
  • How can we invest our money in such a way as to “take hold of the life that is truly life”? (1 Timothy 6:19)
  • In light of the whole sermon series, where have you been challenged and/or encouraged in your view of and use of your money? What steps can we take in becoming doers of the Word and not hearers only (James 1:22)?

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A Money Story: A Wee Little Man

Abbotsford  –  Jan 29, 2017  –  Luke 19:1-10

Discussion Questions:

  • How would the culture at large have viewed Zacchaeus? What are some contemporary equivalents?
  • Is it surprising to you that Jesus stops and invites himself to Zacchaeus’ home? Why or why not?
  • Would you describe the Christian church as radically generous? Why or why not?
  • How can we become more generous? There were 3 suggestions in the sermon…
    • Recognize that your stuff isn’t yours but God’s.
    • Recognize that your excess is an opportunity to bless, not hoard.
    • Commit to act, not just talk

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Countering Poor Teaching on Riches

Abbotsford  –  Jan 22, 2017  –  1 Tim 6:6-10

Discussion Questions:

  • What’s the difference between storing things up for ourselves and being rich towards God? What does it look like to be rich towards God? (Hint: Luke 12:32-33)
  • Do you find the simple description of what ought to make us content shocking? If so, why? If not, why not?
  • What are the dangers of loving money listed in this passage? What does it look like to love money?

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The Secret of Contentment

Abbotsford  –  Jan 15, 2017  –  Philippians 4:10-13

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Neither Poverty Nor Riches

Abbotsford  –  Jan 8, 2017  –  Proverbs 30:7-9

Pray Like This

Abbotsford – Jan 1, 2017 – Matthew 6: 9-13

Forgiveness For Christmas

Abbotsford  –  Dec  4, 2016  –  Matthew 18:21-35

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