Wednesday, August 31, 2016

August 31, 2016

Read: Acts 7:51-8:3, 26:1-21, Colossians 3:9-14

In what way was Paul’s non-Christian role as a Pharisee also a political position? (i.e. house arrests)

How did Paul politically change? Why? What does this model for Christians and politics today?

How can American Christians mistakenly confuse the two? How should you be different?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

August 30, 2016

Read:  Genesis 12:1-2, Deuteronomy 16:18-20, Matthew 28:18

Who are God’s chosen people? In what way does this make the Old Testament both spiritual and political?

Specifically, how does this change in the New Testament? (c.f. Mat. 28:18) Why is this important?

How can Christians today slip into an Old Testament model? Why is this unbiblical? How do you need to adjust?

Monday, August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016

Read:  John 18:1-14, 19-24, 28-36, Philippians 3:18-20

What was Jesus being accused of by the Jews? In what way was this actually a political issue?

How did Jesus respond to Pilate? What does this imply about God’s perspective on politics?

Why is this distinction important? How does this challenge your political priorities and perspective?

Saturday, August 27, 2016

August 27, 2016

Read:  John 4:1-28, 39-42, 8:1-11

How did Jesus handle the two women who were involved in sexual sin? What balance was maintained?

How does this model the way Christians should respond to others in sexual sin today? Be specific.

How can compromise and compassion often get confused? What is God teaching you about balance?

Friday, August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016

Read:  Galatians 5:16-26, 1 Thessalonians 4:2-5, Hebrews 13:4

In what way are the desires of the flesh different than the Spirit? (Gal. 5) Why is this distinction important?

How can avoiding the comparison potentially liberate sin? How is this happening today? Be specific.

How does this challenge you to think more biblically about today’s sexual and gender debates?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016

Read:  Ephesians 2:1-5, Romans 5:12, 8:5-8

What does it mean to be “dead” in trespasses and sins? How does this relate to our human nature?

What are the implications of this truth when it comes to physical, emotional and sexual brokenness?

Why is this an important perspective for the gender identity debate? What will happen if this is missed?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August 24, 2016

Read:  Genesis 3:1-7, Isaiah 55:6-9, 2 Corinthians 10:1-10, Hebrews 4:12

Describe how Satan deceived Eve. What does this imply about the reliability of our thoughts and feelings?

How does God say Christians need to protect themselves? Give an example.

In what way does this apply to today’s gender identity debate? How do you need to be more protective?