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Questions for Discussion: Acts 20:17-24

Discussion Questions: Ephesian Elders, Part One Read Acts 20:17-24. 1. Tell about the person who has had the greatest impact on your personal spiritual growth. What about their life did you notice? 2. Look at Acts 20:20. Why is there a temptation to shrink back? from what? 3. Look at Acts 20:22. When has listening to and following the Spirit been difficult for you? 4....

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Preparing for Sunday: January 31, 2016

Preparing for Sunday This week we continue in our series Acts: The Missionary Journeys. Pastor Steve Heron will preach from Acts 20:17-24 about the Ephesian Elders. You can prepare by reading the text and listening to some of the songs we will be singing together. We look forward to gathering with you on Sunday!   ...

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Your Bible Is a Gold Mine

The word of Christ dwells richly in the one who dwells in it long enough to discover its riches (Col. 3:16). The Bible is the divine mine that contains the theological mother load. Any theology book based on it is only a small fraction of the Bible’s unquantifiable wealth. That’s why there will be no end to theological book publishing. The wonderful thing abou...

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Advent: Day 24

December 24: Read Luke 1:38,46-50   “I am the servant of the Lord.” Once Mary had the assurance and the promise that nothing was impossible with God, she willingly risked reputation, probably even her life, and accepted the challenge of being the human instrument needed to cradle within her the Son of God. Mary had the capacity of servanthood. H...

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Questions for Discussion: Acts 20:1-11

Discussion Questions: Listen Up Read Acts 20:1-11. 1. Tell about a time a sermon impacted you. What made that particular teaching pertinent? 2. When we gather on Sundays, do you come with anticipation? How do you “participate” when listening to a sermon? 3. How do you think you can better prepare to engage with teaching? What can you do to prepare your hear...

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5 Reasons to Read the Entire Bible

Editor's Note: This article was orginially posted on The Gospel Coalition by Jeff Robinson - senior editor, pastor, and Southern Seminary adjunct professor. I vividly recall two conversations with pastors shortly after I surrendered to pastoral ministry in the late-1990s. The conversations were pivotal because in them I was exposed to two divergent approaches to ministr...

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Preparing for Sunday: January 24, 2016

Preparing for Sunday This week we continue in our series Acts: The Missionary Journeys. Pastor Steve Heron will preach from Acts 20:1-11 entitled "Listen Up!" You can prepare by reading the text and listening to some of the songs we will be singing together. We look forward to gathering with you on Sunday!   ...

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Questions for Discussion: Acts 19:12-41

Discussion Questions: Dangerous Assumptions Read Acts 19:12-41. 1. What assumptions does Demetrius and the town clerk have about their religious convictions? What basic assumptions about life do you think our culture has? 2. Read James 4:1-4. How do you know something has become an idol in your life? 3. What situations in your life cause you to be anxious, fearful, ang...

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A Quest for More

Stories: Brian Reinhardt “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” (Lk 9:23-24) As a Christian - a partaker in the gospel, a drinker of the cup of grace, and washed by the blood of the Jesus - this comma...

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Feast Upon the Word in the New Year

Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4), and the prophet Jeremiah wrote, "Your words were found, and I ate them,and your words became to me a joyand the delight of my heart,for I am called by your name,O LORD, God of hosts." (Jer. 15:16) And yet, believers often struggle to regularly and ...

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Preparing for Sunday: January 17, 2016

Preparing for Sunday This week we continue in our series Acts: The Missionary Journeys. Pastor Steve Heron will preach from Acts 19:12-41 about the Ephesian Riot. You can prepare by reading the text and listening to some of the songs we will be singing together. We look forward to gathering with you on Sunday! ...

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Questions for Discussion: Acts 19:11-20

Discussion Questions: Sons of Sceva Read Acts 19:11-20. 1. Do you remember a time in your life when from your spiritual life changed dramatically? Was it single event or a process over time? 2. How did you move from a general knowledge of God to a personal relationship with him? How are you continuing to grow in relationship with Him? 3. Tell about a time in your life ...

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Preparing for Sunday: January 10, 2016

Preparing for Sunday This week we resume our series in Acts, The Missionary Journeys. Pastor Steve Heron will preach from Acts 19:11-20. You can prepare by reading the text and listening to some of the songs we will be singing together. We look forward to gathering with you on Sunday!   ...

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