Sermons

Sermons

Walk the Walk: Calling

Ephesians 4:1-3 Sermon Application Questions  Why do you think Paul references his status of being a “prisoner for the Lord?” What impact might this have on a reader who is mindful of what Paul has given up for the sake of Christ? In other words, would a reader pay more or less attention to what Paul writes? Paul wants our lives as Christians to match our status as…

Peace to the Far and Near

Ephesians 2:17 Sermon Application Questions What do you think of when you hear the word “peace?” Paul is using the word “peace” again to refer to relationships between specific individuals. Who are these individuals, and what is wrong with their relationships? Wait a minute. Jesus didn’t actually talk to the Ephesians that Paul is writing to, right? How then did Jesus…

Lost, Found, Celebrate

Luke 15:1-32 Sermon Application Questions Who are the tax collectors and sinners of our day? Who are the Pharisees and scribes? What are the things that we commonly grumble about? How do we normally react when people different from us come into the church or are saved? What is the reaction of the man who finds his sheep and the woman who finds the coin? How should we…

Do You Want a Great Life?

Mark 10:35-45 Sermon Application Questions  What is do you think is the attitude of James and John when they come to Jesus? What do you think they believe Jesus would do? What do they think it means for Jesus to “sit…in his glory?” What are the things that we commonly ask God to do for us that do not align with his plans? What is the cup that he will drink and the baptism…

Remember: Hostility and Hope

Ephesians 2:11-13 Sermon Application Questions Why is it important to remember our lives before Christ? Shouldn’t we simply forget the way that we were? Distant memories, no? How does remembering what we used to be like before Christ help us to understand who we are now in Christ? Paul paints a pretty bleak picture for the Gentiles (who wouldn’t have called themselves…

Resurrection: The Rest of the Story

Matthew 28:18-20 Sermon Application Questions This passage is known as the “Great Commission.” Why? What is “great” about it? And to what are the eleven disciples being commissioned? Are the words of Jesus only for the eleven original disciples? Why is it important to understand these words as reverberating down through the ages to all disciples of Jesus Christ? What does…

Blessings: Reputation

Ephesians 1:15-16 Sermon Application Questions Why is a good reputation important? Why is a bad reputation bad? What does our reputation have to do with our message? In other words, what kinds of connections get made between what we say and who we are known to be? Is it possible to lose a good reputation? Change a bad one? How? Are you satisfied with your Christian…

Blessings: Sealed

Ephesians 1:13-14 Sermon Application Questions How much do you think about the Holy Spirit? When you do, what do you think about him? What does the Bible say in general about the Holy Spirit? In other words, what are the various roles that the Holy Spirit plays, what does he do, etc.? Is the Holy Spirit an “automatic” gift in the sense that when we become a…