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)

1 Cor 15:1-20 - January 18, 2019

that of first importance

Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-20

  1. What does Paul say is "of first importance" in v. 3-4?
  2. After the death and resurrection, who did Christ appear to?
  3. What false doctrine did some in the Corinthian church teach in v. 12?
    1. What are the several implications of this false teaching that Paul warns them of?
  4. How is the resurrection of Christ and the resurrection of the dead connected?
  5. Why does Paul remind the Corinthian church of the gospel?

Application:

  1. Why is the gospel important for Christians, not just non-Christians?
    1. What is a simple way to articulate the gospel message?
  2. Does your life reflect the hope of the resurrection?
  3. How can you protect the church against false teaching that attacks the gospel?
  4. Is the gospel central to every area of your life? 
    1. How can you remind yourself of the gospel?
    2. How can you remind other members of the church of the gospel?

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