Sermons

Sermons

A Ministry Worth Dying For

2 Corinthians 4:1 Sermon Application Questions Read 2 Corinthians 3:4-4:1. How does Paul describe the ministry under Moses and the Law? What do you think he means by ministry of death and ministry of condemnation? How does that compare with the ministry now after Christ has appeared? Why do you think he calls it a ministry of righteousness? What is the hope that Paul…

The Fight We Don’t Always Recognize

Ephesians 6:10-13 Sermon Application Questions  When you read this section (verses 10-20) what is your first response? What questions do you have? What emotions do you feel? How are we to understand the “rulers,” “authorities”, and “spiritual forces of evil”? Who or what do you think Paul is referencing? Are there any other texts in the Bible that talk about a battle…

The Biblical Employee

Ephesians 6:5-9 Sermon Application Questions  How is this text applicable today, after all we don’t have bondservants? Do you think that the relationship between a master and slave is the same as an employer and employee? Why? How do you think obedience of a bondservant looked when done with “fear and trembling,” “a sincere heart,” and “as to Christ?” These verses fall…

A Marriage Made in Heaven

Ephesians 5:22-33 Sermon Application Questions How would you define submission? How does the church submit to Christ? How does a wife submitting to a husband compare to the church submitting to Christ? How does a woman submit to her husband yet not lose her identity? What does it mean that Christ is the head of the church? How does the husband being the head of the wife…

Jubilant Surrender

Ephesians 5:15-21 Sermon Application Questions Read Ephesians 5:15. Why does walking with Christ in “days that are evil” require wisdom? How do we discern the will of God? Can you give specific examples from scripture that reveal God’s will? How does Ephesians 5:18-21 describe the result of being filled with the Spirit? What other results do we find in both the old and…

Walk as Children of Light

Ephesians 5:7-14 Sermon Application Questions Read Ephesians 5:1-14. What do you think Paul means when he says “do not become partners with them?” How do we partner with people like this? How do we think about this command and yet be lights in our community? How is Paul using the word “walk?” How do we walk in light? What are the practical steps we take for walking in…

Be Imitators of God

Ephesians 5:1-6 Sermon Application Questions What does it mean to imitate? How are we to imitate God? How can we help others to imitate God? How does being “beloved children” inform our understanding of how to imitate God? What ways can we not be imitators of God? What does it look like for Christians to walk in love? How does “as Christ loved us and gave himself up for…

After We Sin, What Does Jesus Do?

John 21:1-17 Sermon Application Questions If you have unconfessed sin in your life, what negative impacts show up in your life? Read Hebrews 12:1-2. Why is it important that we fix our eyes primarily on Jesus, and not on our sin? Read John 21:1-6 and Isaiah 30:21. How does Jesus show us a better path? Read John 21:7-14 and Zephaniah 3:17. How does Jesus meet us with…