Mar 1, 2020
What’s Suffering Good For? – Darryl Dash
Series: One off
This week, Pastor Darryl Dash from Liberty Grace Church shares with us. 'What's Suffering Good For?' is based on 2 Corinthians 1:1-11.
 
God is a compassionate, encouraging God.
The suffering we face is purposeful.
Suffering builds community.
 
Questions:
 
ICEBREAKER: What has really taken a toll on you?
 
1. Paul discussed affliction and suffering in 2 Corinthians 1:1-11. Yet he began by blessing God [11:3]. What role does worship play in helping us navigate life’s trials [cf. Luke 1:68-75; Ephesians 1:3-6; and 1 Peter 1:3-9]?
 
2. What does it mean that God is the God of all comfort [2 Corinthians 1:3-4]? How does this encourage you? Consult also Isaiah 40:1-2; Isaiah 60:1-3; 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17.
 
3. How does our suffering prepare us to help others [2 Corinthians 1:4-6]? Consider also Philippians 3:10-11; Colossians 1:24; and 1 Peter 4:12-14.
 
4. How does our suffering help to deepen community [2 Corinthians 1:7-11]? Look up Acts 9:15-16; Romans 8:16-17; and 1 Peter 5:8-10 for further insights.
 
5. Paul was honest about his suffering [2 Corinthians 1:8-9]. Why do we sometimes believe that followers of Jesus shouldn’t suffer or despair [cf. Isaiah 53:3-6; Romans 5:3-5; and 2 Timothy 3:10-12]?
 
6. What is the place of prayer in suffering [2 Corinthians 1:11]? How have you experienced comfort through the prayers of others? Examine Acts 12:3-17; Philippians 1:19, and Ephesians 6:18-20 for more encouragement.
 
7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?
 
“I am not a theologian or a scholar, but I am very aware of the fact that pain is necessary to all of us. In my own life, I think I can honestly say that out of the deepest pain has come the strongest conviction of the presence of God and the love of God.” (Elisabeth Elliot)
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  • Mar 1, 2020What’s Suffering Good For? – Darryl Dash
    Mar 1, 2020
    What’s Suffering Good For? – Darryl Dash
    Series: One off
    This week, Pastor Darryl Dash from Liberty Grace Church shares with us. 'What's Suffering Good For?' is based on 2 Corinthians 1:1-11.
     
    God is a compassionate, encouraging God.
    The suffering we face is purposeful.
    Suffering builds community.
     
    Questions:
     
    ICEBREAKER: What has really taken a toll on you?
     
    1. Paul discussed affliction and suffering in 2 Corinthians 1:1-11. Yet he began by blessing God [11:3]. What role does worship play in helping us navigate life’s trials [cf. Luke 1:68-75; Ephesians 1:3-6; and 1 Peter 1:3-9]?
     
    2. What does it mean that God is the God of all comfort [2 Corinthians 1:3-4]? How does this encourage you? Consult also Isaiah 40:1-2; Isaiah 60:1-3; 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17.
     
    3. How does our suffering prepare us to help others [2 Corinthians 1:4-6]? Consider also Philippians 3:10-11; Colossians 1:24; and 1 Peter 4:12-14.
     
    4. How does our suffering help to deepen community [2 Corinthians 1:7-11]? Look up Acts 9:15-16; Romans 8:16-17; and 1 Peter 5:8-10 for further insights.
     
    5. Paul was honest about his suffering [2 Corinthians 1:8-9]. Why do we sometimes believe that followers of Jesus shouldn’t suffer or despair [cf. Isaiah 53:3-6; Romans 5:3-5; and 2 Timothy 3:10-12]?
     
    6. What is the place of prayer in suffering [2 Corinthians 1:11]? How have you experienced comfort through the prayers of others? Examine Acts 12:3-17; Philippians 1:19, and Ephesians 6:18-20 for more encouragement.
     
    7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?
     
    “I am not a theologian or a scholar, but I am very aware of the fact that pain is necessary to all of us. In my own life, I think I can honestly say that out of the deepest pain has come the strongest conviction of the presence of God and the love of God.” (Elisabeth Elliot)
  • Oct 28, 2018Consider and Imitate
    Oct 28, 2018
    Consider and Imitate
    Series: (All)

    This week Pastor Darryl Dash preaches a sermon entitled Consider and Imitate focussing on Hebrews 13:7-8.

    Questions
    Hebrews 13:7-8.
     
    ICEBREAKER: What was the best job your ever had? What made it so good?
    1. What do you think the “outcome” was of the leader’s lives? (v.7)
    2. Find three additional verses from the New Testament about imitation. What common thread do you see through them?
    3. Who are some people who taught you God’s Word and impacted your life? What did you learn from them?
    4. What is one wrong attitude of the heart that could hinder us from imitating another’s good example?
    5. Why do you think we tend to doubt that God can use our lives to impact others?
    6. What are some things you can do to influence others to live for Jesus?
    7. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?
     

    "When you realize God's purpose for your life isn't just about you, He will use you in a mighty way." - Tony Evans

  • Oct 9, 2016Developing Faith and Gratitude-Darryl Dash
    Oct 9, 2016
    Developing Faith and Gratitude-Darryl Dash

    This week our guest speaker is Pastor Darryl Dash who will be preaching a sermon from Luke 17:5-19 entitled “Developing Faith and Gratitude.”

    Questions
    Read Luke 17:5-19
    Ice Breaker: What are the qualities you appreciate in your friends?
    1. What wrong ideas do we have about faith? (vv.5-6) (also see Matt. 17:20)
    2. What is God’s expectation of us as His followers? (vv.7-10)
    3. How do you respond when another person asks you to forgive him or her? Do you need to do more?
    4. In what ways do you exercise faith in Jesus everyday?
    5. How has your faith been tested? (also read Rom. 1:16-17; 2 Cor. 5:6-7; 1 Thes. 5:23-24; James 1:5-8)
    6. What has God done for you that deserves your gratitude? (vv.11-19)
       
    “God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”- C.S. Lewis

  • Mar 30, 2014A Call to Gospel Endurance
    Mar 30, 2014
    A Call to Gospel Endurance
    Our guest speaker this week is Pastor Darryl Dash from Liberty Grace Church in Toronto. His message is from 2 Timothy 2:1-13 "A Call to Gospel Endurance."

    Questions
    1. The apostle Paul challenges Timothy in vv.1-2. What is the scope of Paul’s challenge? How can Timothy possibly do all that? Where should his strength come from? How can we take up Paul’s challenge?

    2. In v.3 Paul encourages Timothy to, “share in suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” How could Timothy have done that in a practical way? How can we do the same?

    3. In v.4-7 Paul uses the common images of a soldier, athlete and farmer, and tells Timothy to think about what he has said. As you reflect upon Paul’s words, what understanding has the Lord given you regarding these images? How can we apply this knowledge today?

    4. Read v.8-13 again. What core belief is Paul reminding Timothy of? Why would this be so important to Timothy then, and us today? (see 1 Timothy 3-7)

    5. In v.9 Paul contrasts his situation in prison with the freedom of the Gospel. Proclaiming Jesus Christ as the Messiah and preaching the Gospel that frees us, landed him in prison. What does this tell you about the power of the Gospel?

    6. What is it that motivates Paul to endure the hardships he faces? (v.10) Compare and contrast your life and experience. Are you taking the Gospel to your world? Are you being mentored/discipled? Are you mentoring/discipling someone?

    7. Why was it important for Paul to write this passage (v.1-13) to Timothy? What effect would it have on Timothy? What effect does it have on you?
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