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Mission Accomplished. More to do? | Matthew 28:1-10
“It is finished!” What does that mean to us? Pastor Ron shared a message of hope this Easter morning.
The Triumphant Entry | Matthew 21:1-11 & 15
This Palm Sunday, we received a message from Mark Maclean to help us understand how Jesus was perceived and who he really was and what he came to do. Discussion Questions 1. When Jesus rode into Jerusalem, the crowd treated him like a king. What were they expecting of him? 2. What was correct about the crowd’s description of Jesus? What was incorrect (or incomplete)? 3. What kind of Jesus am I following? One of my own devising or one…
Escape From Our Boxes | Mark 7:24-30
As Pastor Ron continues our series in the book of Mark, we explore how we can see beyond our own perspective. Watch Here Discussion Questions 1. What is the main point of this passage? 2. Explain the exchange between Jesus and the woman. 3. How does “normal life” limit our perspective and opportunity to accept and serve those different from ourselves? 4. Earlier Jesus chided the disciples for their “little” faith. Here Jesus commends this woman for her “great” faith…
Facing Our Limits | Mark 4:35-41
Jesus led His disciples into a storm. What can we learn from this as we face storms in our own life? Listen as Pastor Ron continues our series in Mark. Watch Here Discussion Questions 1. What do you think is the main lesson in this story? 2. Does it seem right that Jesus chided the disciples? 3. Why can/cannot fear and faith co-exist? 4. Did the disciples have reason(s) not to fear? Do we when faced with our limits in…
Beyond Our Efforts | Mark 4:26-34
Pastor Ron is starting a new series in the book of Mark called “What We Need, God Provides”. The Lord of the harvest provides all that we need. Watch Here Discussion Questions 1. What inspires you to persevere when progress seems painfully slow? 2. Why do we so often try to force things into existence by our sheer efforts? 3. How does the parable of sowing seed underscore God’s sovereignty? 4. What do these parables teach us about how God…
A Reason Not To Be Apathetic | Malachi 4:1-6
Andy Bradshaw, one of our elders here at Cornerstone, finishes our series in the book of Malachi by giving us reasons not to be apathetic. Discussion Questions 1. What is the significance of the promises of healing and turning the hearts of people to each other in Malachi 4? 2. Is Malachi prophesying about the first coming of Jesus, the second coming of Jesus, both, or neither? 3. Is there a difference between having apathy and being lukewarm? Is there…
Why Serve God? | Malachi 3:13-18
Listen as Pastor Ron continues our series in Malachi, “Why So Apathetic?”. How are we motivated to serve God? Watch Here Discussion Questions 1. Why do you think so many pastors leave the ministry? 2. Why are believers hesitant to step forward to serve the Lord? 3. Has the church fostered a self centered christianity? If so, how? 4. What rewards are there for serving God?
God, What Do You Want From Me? | Malachi 3:6-12
Listen to this message from Pastor Ron as we explore the topic of giving as presented in Malachi. Watch Here Discussion Questions 1. Do you think believers today suffer repercussions for “withholding from God? 2. What do you think are some reasons believers don’t give more to God and His work? 3. What kind of blessings can we expect if we are giving God His “due”? Why? 4. If believers gave an amount based upon “what they decided in their…
Does God Care? | Malachi 2:17 – 3:6
Our view of justice may not always align with God’s justice. Listen to this message as Pastor Ron continues his series in Malachi. Watch here Discussion Questions 1. Are there ways and times when we “project” our attitudes and viewpoint upon God? How can we avoid this? 2. Do we sometimes confuse satisfaction with justice? 3. How do we know from this passage that God’s love for us precedes His exacting justice for breaking covenant with Him?
Lack of Leadership | Malachi 2:1-9
In this message from Malachi 2, Pastor Ron explores the great responsibility that comes with biblical leadership. Discussion Questions 1. In light of Malachi 2:1-9 and James 3:1; why are pastor/teachers judged with greater strictness? 2. How can we lend to effective (successful) ministry rather than failure by our pastor? 3. What are the essential responsibilities of a pastor? 4. Why do so many pastors either fail or leave the ministry?