Monday, June 29, 2015

Preparation for Wednesday 1 July 2015

No preparation this week as we have a guest speaker.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Preparation for Wednesday June 24th, 2015

We have taken a little side journey to investigate the question, "If belief is what saves us, what exactly does it mean to believe?"   A number of other questions naturally follow:

   - Can you have the wrong kind or insufficient belief?

   - What does Lk 6:44 add to our understanding?

  - How about Rm 10:9-10  
(Both of the above are challenging passages.)

  - Lastly, do you see the Bible qualifying belief in any way?  (Consider two famous passages--Jn 3:16 and Acts 16:31.  They qualify the object, but do they qualify the act of faith!)

See you on Wednesday,


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Preparation for Wednesday Jun 17th, 2015

We've had some great discussion in John chapter 13, which makes  up for the lack of forward progress.  This week we will finish with our application of the "foot washing" and move into what Jesus has to say after Judas leaves the group.  Here are a few things for you to ponder:

   1)  If you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, what is the spiritual lesson for you associated with Jn 13:10?

  2)  Now put your answer to the above into the context of Peter's denial of Christ--what kind of application would you make.  

  3) Judas leaves, and Jesus makes a startling statement in Jn 13:31--what do you think this means?  

     - After pondering it a while, see if Jn 17:5 helps at all!

This Upper Room Discourse is great stuff isn't it?  

See you on Wednesday.  


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Preparation for Wednesday Jun 10th, 2015

I'm very late on getting this up for which I apologize.  

We will take up where we left off last time--trying to apply Jesus' comments about needing "just one" bath, but regular "foot washing".  Were these just narrowly focused comments that applied only to  His disciples, or do they still apply to us today.  We'll look at this in detail tonight.

See you tonight.