Going Deeper… (John 11:1-16)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 11:1-16), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [4-6] The Scriptures don’t “sugar-coat” the hard realities of life. (It’s a hard idea to wrestle with, that Jesus loving the siblings would look like his delaying coming to them when they called.)… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 10:22-42)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 10:22-42), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [24-26] Unbelievers often suggest that their opposition to Jesus would stop if their intellectual questions were satisfied, if they were able to reconcile biblical claims with perceived facts. But the evidence… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 10:1-21)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 10:1-21), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [1-10] To be part of the people of God (the church), and to legitimately minister among God’s people, one must enter through the Door of the Sheep; one must come in… Read more »

Men’s Breakfast: “The Forgiveness of Sins”

Join us at the Costa home at 7:30am Sat., Sept. 2 for our monthly men’s breakfast as we discuss a portion of the Apostles’ Creed. Click here to read some thoughts to kickstart our conversation. Invite a friend! RSVP to Eric.

Going Deeper… (John 9:35-41)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 9:35-41), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [35-37] Believing that Jesus is the Son of Man means personally trusting that he is God’s representative, that he demonstrates God’s good will toward us in his very person, his life,… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 9:13-34)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 9:13-34), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… The Pharisees’ increasing anger and hostility toward Jesus (and those associated with Jesus) reveals their fear; they feel Jesus is a serious threat. How is he a threat to them? What… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 9:8-12)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 9:8-12), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [11] (Read John 9—yes, all of it!) The man healed from lifelong blindness bore simple, faithful witness to Jesus’ work. Our rehearsing the Gospel story is part of the story God… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 9:1-7)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 9:1-7), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [1-2] Have you deliberately (perhaps subconsciously) distanced yourself from sufferers? If so, why? How do you justify it? Does God distance himself from those who are suffering? [3-5] We cannot explain… Read more »