Feb 25, 2018
Sinning Against a Child

This week Pastor Deric concludes our series Our Family Portrait with a sermon entitled “Sinning Against a Child”

Questions
Genesis 42:22-24
Ice Breaker: If you had one minute to speak to the entire nation on national television, what would you like to say?
 
1. The Bible often states the negative results of failing to discipline your children. Find three scriptures from Proverbs that exemplify this.
2. God’s discipline in our lives is a mark of his love for us and acceptance as his children. Find one verse from both the Old and New Testament that illustrate this.
3. What does Paul mean when he says to not provoke your children? (see Col. 3:21 and Eph. 6:4) How can you make sure you’re not discouraging your own kids?
4. In 2 Corinthians 12:14-15 Paul notes the obligation of a parent to provide for their children. In what way is he applying this in his relationship to the Corinthian church?
5. Even if you don’t have children, what lessons have you learned about loving and nurturing people in your other relationships?
6. What things do you need to change to become a better example for your children?
7. What is something you can do differently to better raise your child?
8. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?
 

"The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one's life, but rather a legacy of character and faith." - Billy Graham

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  • Feb 25, 2018Sinning Against a Child
    Feb 25, 2018
    Sinning Against a Child

    This week Pastor Deric concludes our series Our Family Portrait with a sermon entitled “Sinning Against a Child”

    Questions
    Genesis 42:22-24
    Ice Breaker: If you had one minute to speak to the entire nation on national television, what would you like to say?
     
    1. The Bible often states the negative results of failing to discipline your children. Find three scriptures from Proverbs that exemplify this.
    2. God’s discipline in our lives is a mark of his love for us and acceptance as his children. Find one verse from both the Old and New Testament that illustrate this.
    3. What does Paul mean when he says to not provoke your children? (see Col. 3:21 and Eph. 6:4) How can you make sure you’re not discouraging your own kids?
    4. In 2 Corinthians 12:14-15 Paul notes the obligation of a parent to provide for their children. In what way is he applying this in his relationship to the Corinthian church?
    5. Even if you don’t have children, what lessons have you learned about loving and nurturing people in your other relationships?
    6. What things do you need to change to become a better example for your children?
    7. What is something you can do differently to better raise your child?
    8. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?
     

    "The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one's life, but rather a legacy of character and faith." - Billy Graham

  • Feb 18, 2018Wives Respect Your Husband
    Feb 18, 2018
    Wives Respect Your Husband

    This week Pastor Deric continues our series Our Family Portrait with a sermon entitled “Wives Respect Your Husband”

    Questions
    Ephesians 5:33b
    Ice Breaker: One fact about me that might surprise you is...
    1. Read Ephesians 5:22-24 and 1 Corinthians 11:3. Is the structure of marriage dictated by culture or God?
    2. The Greek word used in v.33 is phobeō (from which we derive our modern term phobia), which is often translated “fear”. Is Paul suggesting that wives should actually be afraid of their husbands?
    3. Peter cites the example of Sarah as an example of a godly wife (1 Peter 3:1-6). Find the reference in the Old Testament and explain why Sarah’s conduct was commendable.
    4. In 1 Peter 3:3-4 he points out that the beauty and adornment of a woman should not be outward but inward. Find another allusion like this in the Bible.
    5. Read Proverbs 31:10-31. How would you sum up the description of a godly woman in one sentence?
    6. What does it mean to you to respect someone? How do your actions change towards someone you respect?
    7. What things do you need to start doing differently to better honour your spouse?
    8. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?
    “A strong marriage isn’t magically created when you say, “I do”… It’s built on a lifetime of “I do’s”: I DO love you, I DO cherish you, and I DO choose you.” - Anonymous
  • Feb 4, 2018Husbands Love Your Wife
    Feb 4, 2018
    Husbands Love Your Wife

    This week Pastor Deric begins our series Our Family Portrait with a sermon entitled “Husbands Love Your Wife”

    Questions
    Ephesians 5:25-31
    Ice Breaker: What was your favourite subject in school? Why?

     

    1. What does Paul mean in verse 28 when he says, “He who loves his wife loves himself”?
    2. In Ephesians 5 Paul talks about our union with Christ (being members of his body) and the significance this has for marriages. Find another instance in the New Testament that illustrates this.
    3. Read 1 Peter 3:7. How would mistreating your spouse hinder your prayers?
    4. Find three other verses from the epistles that show we are to love others with the same love we have for ourselves.
    5. Ephesians 5:25 highlights the fact that Christ’s love for his bride is a sacrificial love. What is something in your life that you need to sacrifice in order to love your spouse better?
    6. Considering that the ability to love others is directly tied to our own spiritual health, what do you need to change in your life to better maintain the health of your soul?
    7. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?
     

    "While your character flaws may have created mild problems for other people, they will create major problems for your spouse and your marriage." - Tim Keller