Sermons (Page 2)

Sermons (Page 2)

Truth As It Is In Jesus

Ephesians 4:17-24 Sermon Application Questions How would you describe the way that Gentiles walk? What do you think he means by “futility of their minds?” Where does hardness of heart come from? What does Paul say that it leads to? How does hardness of heart and darkened understanding look in our world today? in our homes? in our culture? What does callousness look like…

Gifted

Ephesians 4:7-16 Sermon Application Questions Read Ephesians 4:1-16. How do verses 1-6 and 7-16 fit together? How does the emphasis change? What does the “but” do? Why do you think that Paul includes verses 8-9? What is their importance to what he is saying in this section? What does it mean to be a saint? Do you think of yourself as a saint? If not, why? What are saints…

Cosmic Now Common: Walk This Way

Ephesians 4:1-6 Sermon Application Questions According to the letter of Ephesians what is the “call” we have been called to? How would you summarize Ephesians chapters 1-3? What does Paul mean when he uses the word “walk?” How do we walk in a manner or equal to that call? If you are to live in accordance to the call, the manner of your walk has something to say about the…

A Bold Prayer for Power

Ephesians 3:14-21 Sermon Application Questions  How does this prayer compare with Paul’s first prayer in 1:15-23? What is Paul’s prayer for them (v. 16)? What results will come for them? What do you think it would look like for Christ to dwell in our hearts? What do you think Paul is referring to when he says, “the breadth and length and height and depth?” When you pray…

The House of God

Ephesians 2:18-22 Sermon Application Questions  According to Ephesians 2:18, how do both Jews and Gentiles have access to the Father? What is the significance in Ephesians 2:19 that gentiles are no longer strangers and aliens but fellow citizens and members of the household of God? What did Paul mean when he called Jesus the Cornerstone and the Apostles and Prophets the…

Jesus Speaks

Mark 5:21-43 Sermon Application Questions What drove Jairus to seek out Jesus? What are the circumstances of your life that have driven you to Jesus? How did Jairus come to him? How do you come to him? What drove the woman to seek out Jesus? Why do you think the woman wanted to touch his garment rather than speak to him? Why do you think that Jesus wanted to find the…

Talk the Talk: Confession

Ephesians 4:4-6 Sermon Application Questions  What is a “confession?” What is a confession in the context of the Bible? What do we want to accomplish by making a confession? What kinds of things should be in a confession, and what kinds of things should be left out? Paul makes a confession in these verses. Why? What does Paul find to be essential about God and his work?…

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…