Mission – April 22, Jude 5-13
Abbotsford – April 22, Jude 5-13
Mission – April 15, Jude 3-4
- Jude was eager to write to his audience about their common salvation. What is this “common salvation” he’s referring to?
- There’s an appeal in verse 3 for Christians to “contend for the faith that was once delivered to the saint”. What does Jude mean by “contend”?
- These chosen, loved and kept christians (Jude 1), are to contend “for the faith”? Define “the faith” Jude refers to in this verse.
Abbotsford – April 15, Jude 3-4
- What are the dangers of confronting false teaching? What are the dangers in not confronting it?
- How comfortable are you with the idea of confronting false teaching in the church? Do you cringe when a pastor does it? What makes you cringe? Or are you excited when a pastor does it? If so, why?
- How do you tell if a false teacher is false?
Abbotsford – April 8, Jude 1
- What kinds of images would you use to describe the way you think Christians really are?
- What kinds of images would you use to describe what Christians should be?
- How does the Bible describe Christians? What kinds of images does it use?
Mission – April 1, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Mission – March 25, Romans 4
- Even though God’s promise was impossible, since he and Sarai were both old and childless, Abraham believed God. Abraham was declared righteous because of his faith (Genesis 15:6). What does it mean to trust God when circumstances are out of your control?
- The Gospel in its very nature is scandalous. Why do you think it offends people? What does it reveal about us? What does it reveal about God?
- As Christians, we have a tendency of becoming too familiar with God’s grace. When we do this, we risk falling into an ‘us’ and ‘them’ mentality where we forget that saving faith is for all who believe. Who are the people who you inadvertently alienate from the promises of God? What practical things can you do to avoid falling into this trap?