Wednesday Night Study Guide

Wednesday Night Study Guide

Resources for Discussion Class Hour on April 18, 2018

Sermon Title: Do you love me more than these?” Text: John 21:15-19 Click here to listen to or watch the sermon Download tonight’s printable study guide Brief summary (what’s the point of this text/sermon?) As you know, our 2018 theme is “Love God. Love People. Change the World,” and Sunday we continued this emphasis by studying Jesus’ post-resurrection interaction with Peter. Just a few weeks earlier Peter had infamously denied any connection to Jesus and had almost certainly been dealing…

Resources for Discussion Class Hour on April 11, 2018

Sermon Title: Look at the Mess We’ve Made Text: Zephaniah 1:2-18 Click here to listen to or watch the sermon Download tonight’s printable study guide Brief summary (what’s the point of this text/sermon?) The problems and issues of life are many. Most of the time, the major problems we face are self-induced. It can be difficult to accurately identify and analyze the root causes when we are not honest with ourselves. Also, identifying root causes is often difficult when we…

Resources for Discussion Class Hour on April 4, 2018

Sermon Title: He was Raised Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-20 Click here to listen to or watch the sermon Download tonight’s complete study guide Brief summary (what’s the point of this text/sermon?) This past Sunday was Easter, of course, and millions of people around the world commemorated the resurrection of Christ. Of all the events in Jesus’ life, none is more significant or more life-changing than the empty tomb. He died on Friday, but that death would have been meaningless had…

Resources for Discussion Class Hour on March 21, 2018

Sermon Title: One Sinner Who Repents Text: Luke 15:1-10 Click here to listen to or watch the sermon Download tonight’s complete study guide Brief summary (what’s the point of this text/sermon?) It’s not very PC anymore to talk about “sin.” We talk about diseases and disorders, but not disobedience. In a world that thinks less of God, it’s no surprise that many think hardly anything about some higher objective moral code to which a sovereign God will hold us accountable.…

Resources for Discussion Class Hour on March 14, 2018

Sermon Title: Obey: Because We Love Him Text: John 14:15-31 Click here to listen to or watch the sermon Download tonight’s complete study guide Brief summary (what’s the point of this text/sermon?) In this sermon , e explored another facet of our 2018 theme (Love God. Love People. Change the World). It’s easy enough to say that we ought to love God—we all agree with that—but what does that mean? What does that look like practically? In some circles—probably because…

Resources for Discussion Class Hour on March 7, 2018

Sermon Title: “Learning to Be Happy” Text: Psalm 126:2-3 Click here to listen to or watch the sermon Download tonight’s complete study guide Brief summary (what’s the point of this text/sermon?)   Our world is broken, and sometimes we allow things going on around us to cause us to be anxious, sad, and depressed. Young people (and probably Americans of all ages) in our culture spend an incredible amount of time looking at screens (TV, phones, tablets, computers, etc.), and…

Resources for Discussion Class Hour on February 28, 2018

Sermon Title: “Learning to trust God: He is ‘for us’” Text: Romans 8:31-39 Click here to listen to or watch the sermon Download tonight’s complete study guide Brief summary (what’s the point of this text/sermon?) In the sermon from a week and a half ago we studied the importance of trusting God: it changes everything about us, from the way we face tragedies to the way we handle successes to the consistency with which we obey. All of us want…

Resources for Discussion Class Hour on February 21, 2018

Sermon Title: Trust Changes Everything Text: 2 Kings 18:1-18 Click here to listen to or watch the sermon Download tonight’s complete study guide Brief summary (what’s the point of this text/sermon?) This idea permeates Scripture: the basis of our relationship with God—at least on our part—is learning to trust him completely and unreservedly. Most of us struggle at times with doubt, anxiety, fear, and uncertainty: anxiety over a health problem, struggles with relationships, difficulties in child-rearing, doubts about the future…

Resources for Discussion Class Hour on February 14, 2018

Sermon Title: Atonement: Covered by the Cross Text: 1 John 1:7-2:2 Click here to listen to or watch the sermon Download tonight’s complete study guide Brief summary (what’s the point of this text/sermon?) This was the last sermon in a four-part series on biblical words/themes that help us understand the overall Story of Scripture. The first three were Glory, Holiness, and Covenant, and Sunday’s sermon was on Atonement. “Atonement” is based on a Hebrew word group that has “cover” as…

Resources for Discussion Class Hour on February 7, 2018

Sermon Title: Love God. Love People. But How? Text: 1 John 4:7-21 Click here to listen to or watch the sermon Download tonight’s complete study guide Brief summary (what’s the point of this text/sermon?) As you know, our theme for 2018 is Love God. Love People. Change the World. That’s easy enough to say, and it’s so obviously taught in Scripture that none of us would argue against its importance. But still, this question remains: we want to do it,…

Resources for Discussion Class Hour on January 31, 2018

Sermon Title: God’s Covenant with You Text: Genesis 15:1-21 and Luke 22:14-23 (Please read) Click here to listen to or watch the sermon Download tonight’s complete study guide Brief summary (what’s the point of this text/sermon?) At the end of 2017 Chuck preached two sermons on key concepts that help us see the Bible’s storyline more clearly. The first focused on holiness and the second on glory. In this sermon we studied a third idea: covenant. In one sense, a…

Resources for Discussion Class Hour on January 24, 2018

Sermon Title: How to Grow a Loving Church Text: Romans 12:9-16 Click here to listen to or watch the sermon Download tonight’s complete study guide Brief summary (what’s the point of this text/sermon?): A study of 39 churches was done once to determine why some churches grow and some don’t. The conclusion? Growing churches have an attitude of love toward one another and toward those outside the church. Dale’s question in this sermon was: How do we grow a loving…
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