Sermon Bible Study Guides

The Church – The Church’s Boundaries – September 6th, 2019

Baptism

  1. Read Romans 6:1–11
  2. What does Baptism symbolize? (list everything from v.1–11)
  3. What impact should that have on our lives?
  4. How should baptism impact our view of sin? Ourselves? Christ?
  5. Following the logic of this passage;
    1. when should someone be baptized? 
    2. how many times should they be baptized?

Lord’s Supper

  1. Read 1 Corinthians 10:17, also read 1 Corinthians 11:17–34
  2. Explain the logic of 1 Cor 10:17. 
    1. What happens when we partake of the Lord’s Supper?
  3. How does the unity of the community relate to the Lord’s Supper? (11:17–22)
    1. Why do you think that is the case?
    2. How ought that to affect the way we view/partake of the Lord’s Supper?
    3. What effect does it have if we don’t? (Between one another, between us and the Lord)
  4. What are/are not the purposes of the Lord’s Supper? (v.23–26)
  5. What warnings/instructions are there for partaking of this meal? (v.27–32)
    1. What does examining yourself look like for you before taking the Lord’s Supper?
    2. What does it mean to “discern the body?
    3. What consequences are possible for not partaking in the right manner?
  6. How does Paul conclude? (v.33–34)

The Church – The Church’s Roles – August 30th, 2019

Members

  1. Read 1 Corinthians 12:12–31
  2. How does Paul describe the church?
  3. How do we become part of the body of Christ?
  4. Why are the different parts of the body important?
  5. What does the metaphor of a body and it’s members teach us about the church?
  6. How should we live together as a church in light of this passage?

Deacons

  1. Read 1 Timothy 3:8–13
  2. How does Paul describe deacons?
  3. How should they be appointed?
  4. How do deacons benefit from serving the Lord?
  5. Who are the deacons of Covenant Hope Church?

Elders

  1. Read 1 Peter 5:1–5
  2. How are elders/shepherds/pastors exhorted by Peter in this passage?
  3. What should a pastors life look like?
  4. What should an elders motivation be?
  5. How should others relate to the elders and why?

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