The New You (Part-1) – Deric Bartlett

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Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Deric continues the series The New Birth with a sermon entitled The New You (Part 1) focussing on 2 Corinthians 5: 1-13
2 Corinthians 5: 1-13

ICEBREAKER: What is your biggest fear about death?
1. How does the promise of eternal life affect your present earthly life [2 Corinthians 5: 1-4]?
2. Paul uses the term “groan” in 2 Corinthians 5:2 and 4 for our earthly existence. Do you think this is an accurate designation? Why or why not?
3. Why is the Holy Spirit compared to a “deposit/pledge/guarantee” [2 Corinthians 5:5]? Do you find this helpful? If so, why?
4. Do you find it a challenge to live by faith and not by sight [2 Corinthians 5:7]? Why or why not? What helps you overcome the challenge?
5. How does the future reality of appearing before Christ’s judgment seat influence your living today [2 Corinthians 5:10]?
6. How does the fear of the Lord motivate you to share your faith with others [2 Corinthians 5:11]?
7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” (Martin Luther King, Jr.)