Friday, October 28, 2016

October 28, 2016

Read: 1 Corinthians 1:14-17, Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:37-41 

By what authority does scripture instruct all Christians to be baptized? (i.e. “in the name of”) 

How did the Corinthian Christians have a misguided approach? Why would it have been sinful? 

How do you need to have a more balanced approach when it comes to a “celebrity pastor” perspective?

Thursday, October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016

Read: 1 Corinthians 1:11-13 

Rewrite verse 12 and insert relevant substitutes for Paul, Apollos, Cephas, and Christ. 

In what way do you think Christians and the church today need to be on guard against this type of sin? 

What adjustments does God want you to make? How do you need to be on guard and protect yourself?

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

October 26, 2016

Read:  1 Corinthians 1:11-13, Acts 18:24-28, 2 Corinthians 10:9-12, James 4:1-4 

Describe the four spiritual cliques that had formed in the Corinthian church. Why did this happen? 

Explain the difference between appreciating a leader’s gift set and an unhealthy elevation of a leader. 

How does James 4:1 reveal the deeper issue when this happens? How can you fall into this trap?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016

Read:  1 Corinthians 1:11, Galatians 6:1, Ephesians 4:1-3, Philippians 2:1-4, Titus 3:10 

What does God’s word say about how Christians are to approach division or divisive behavior? Why? 

What is implied if this doesn’t happen? How have you seen this take place? Give an example. 

How do you typically respond to division? Why? In what way is God challenging you to change?

Monday, October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016

Read:  1 Corinthians 1:10, Mark 3:25, John 17:20, Ephesians 4:4-5, 1 Peter 3:8-9 

How would you describe today’s world in terms of unity or division? Why? Give an example. 

What does this imply about the importance of unity for Christians and the church today? 

What has been your experience with a divided church? What does this highlight about a worldly influence?

Saturday, October 22, 2016

October 22, 2016

Read:  1 Corinthians 1:4-9, Galatians 5:19-23 

How does the Holy Spirit reveal if a Christian or church is God-centered or man-centered? 

In what way will biblical success be different than worldly success? How can this get confused? 

How can you sometimes confuse the issue? Give an example. How does God want you to change?

Friday, October 21, 2016

October 21, 2016

Read:  1 Corinthians 1:4-9, John 15:1-11, Acts 2:47, Romans 15:13 

In what way did Paul remind the Corinthian church about God’s presence in their lives? Be specific. 

What happens when Christians forget this truth? How can this happen to you? Give an example. 

How does Paul’s reminder help keep you God-centered? How specifically will you apply this today?