Going Deeper… (Galatians 4:4-7)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (Galatians 4:4-7), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [4] “God sent forth his Son” to become incarnate, to become a human, Jesus. What does this say about God? About his nature? His character? His intentions toward you? [5] In… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 1:1-3, 14, 18)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 1:1-3, 14, 18), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… In this majestic prologue/overture to his Gospel, John talks about “the Word.” (This is the only time the Son of God is called this.) Why do you think John… Read more »

The Far Country (Advent 2017)

“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” – John 1:14 – “That Jesus Christ is very God is shown in his way into the far country in which he the Lord became a servant.” – Karl Barth – Nothing in history—nothing in the whole universe!—is more important than what we celebrate at Christmastime: the… Read more »

Men’s Breakfast: “Amen”

Join us at the Costa home at 7:30am Sat., Dec. 2 for our monthly men’s breakfast as we have our last discussion on the Apostles’ Creed. Click here to read some thoughts to kickstart our conversation. Please bring a dish to share, and invite a friend to join us! RSVP to Eric.

(In the new year we’ll start a new series of conversations on the Lord’s Prayer—join us!)

Going Deeper… (John 12:27-36)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 12:27-36), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [27] How does this verse reveal that Jesus’ humanity is like ours? How does it reveal that Jesus’ humanity is unlike ours? [28a] “Father, glorify your name.” Jesus must pray this… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 12:17-26)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 12:17-26), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [17-22] Preparations are being made in anticipation of the annual Passover festival in Jerusalem, and everybody is there and talking about Jesus, including some foreigners who are also interested in meeting… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 12:12-16)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 12:12-16), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [13] Read Psalm 118. The crowds quote Ps. 118:25-26. (“Hosanna!” is “Save!” in Hebrew.) What did they expect Jesus’ salvation to be? How should we understand and pray Ps. 118? [14-15] Crowds have… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 11:55 – 12:11)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 11:55 – 12:11), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [12:1] The “therefore” indicates that Jesus went to Bethany, making his way toward Jerusalem and the Passover feast, because of what we see in the prior verse (11:57): because the religious… Read more »