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in 1 John

1 John 1:1-4 - January 25, 2019

THE word of life

Read 1 John 1:1-4  

  1. What senses or actions does John refer to in these verses?
  2. Is John a reliable witness?

  3. What is the thing that John refers to that he has experienced?

    1. What does this phrase "from the beginning" bring to mind?

  4. What ways does he describe it?
  5. What is it that John is proclaiming to them (v. 2, 3 and 4)?

  6. Why does John say he has written this letter?

  7. What does fellowship mean? What kind of fellowship does John want them to have?

Application:

  1. How is our fellowship with one another based upon our fellowship with God?
    1. What are ways you see gospel-centered fellowship in our church?
  2. What does it look like to walk in joy because of Christ?
    1. What are some ways you're tempted to walk in discontentment?

Philippians (Whole Book) - August 4th 2017

Joyful Obedience for Christ's Sake

 

Skim - quickly read over the whole passage/chapter and try to observe the main emphasis.

 

Skim Chapter 1

  1. How would you describe Paul’s tone in the first chapter of this letter?
  2. What is the most important thing to Paul? (note specific verses to answer this)
  3. What does Paul want to encourage in the lives of the church in Philippi? (look at his prayer(s) as well as his instructions)

Skim Chapter 2

  1. What does true humility look like? (make note of different examples that Paul gives)
  2. How does the gospel help us grow in humility?
  3. What is the result of humility?

Skim Chapter 3

  1. What is the great treasure and goal of the Christian life?
  2. How can we press on in the Christian life?
    1. What connection is there between the way we think and act?
  3. Who are some men/women in our church that you (do/should) imitate? (Consider asking someone to begin imitating if you are not already doing so, meet with them, ask them questions…)

Skim Chapter 4

  1. What practical applications does Paul give for standing firm in the Lord? (Look at the whole chapter!)
  2. Where does true contentment come from?
    1. On a scale of 1-10 how content are you?  
    2. How do we learn to be content?
  3. What role does money play in your life? How can it be stewarded to the glory of God?

Summary:

  1. What themes are present throughout the book?
  2. What is one thing you want to apply to your life from the book of Philippians?

Pray for Covenant Hope in light of our series in Philippians.