Monday, October 23, 2017

October 23, 2017

Read:  1 Corinthians 15:12-13, Mark 12:18-27, Luke 18:31-34, 24:36-49 

Why was it a problem that some of the Corinthian Christians were denying Jesus’ resurrection? 

In what way were they creating their own version of Jesus? How did this essentially call Jesus a liar? 

How do you see this happening today? What adjustments does this challenge you to make?

Saturday, October 21, 2017

October 21, 2017

Read:  1 Corinthians 15:1-11 

Explain the Gospel in your own words, using Paul’s three guidelines. (i.e. cross, resurrection, grace) 

What can happen if one of these three areas isn’t included in the Gospel message? Give an example. 

How does this adjust the way you have previously talked about the Gospel? Be specific.

Friday, October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017

Read:  1 Corinthians 15:9-11, Ephesians 2:1-9, Romans 3:23-24, 5:1-2 

Why does Paul highlight the grace of God in his life? How is he a living example of the Gospel? 

In what way is the grace of God reflected in the cross and resurrection? Be specific. 

What is implied knowing you can only be saved by God’s grace? How is this humbling for you?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017

Read:  1 Corinthians 15:4-8, Luke 24:36-43, John 20:1-30, Acts 1:1-14, 3:14-15, 9:1-6 

Why does Paul emphasize the eyewitness accounts of the resurrection? (i.e. correcting a Corinthian view) 

How does this refute the idea that the resurrection was an insider fabrication? Why is this important? 

In what way is the resurrection a deal breaker when it comes to the Gospel? Be specific.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017

Read:  1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Matthew 12:38-40, 16:21, 27:62-66, John 2:13-22 

In what way was the resurrection of Jesus an unexpected event? Why is this important? 

How did the ministry of Jesus often point to His resurrection? (c.f. John 11:17-44) 

What does this imply about the resurrection and the Gospel? How is this a challenge for you?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017

Read:  1 Corinthians 15:1-3, Luke 2:1-11, John 3:16-17, Mark 10:45, Romans 5:6-12 

In what way did Jesus come on a rescue mission? Why? Be specific. How does this define the Gospel? 

What does this imply about Christmas and eternity? How have you seen this being altered today? 

How have you been guilty of the same issue? What adjustments is God prompting you to make?

Monday, October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017

Read:  1 Corinthians 15:1-3, Numbers 15:22-26, John 1:19-29, Isaiah 53:5, Romans 3:23-24 

How did the Jews pay for their sins in the Old Testament? What was the purpose for this process? 

In what way did Jesus come to make the ultimate payment for sin? Why was this necessary? 

Why is this critical to include in a Gospel message? What can happen if it is left out? Give an example.