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On the fourth Sunday of Advent, Pastor Ron shared with us about God’s perfect love. Watch Here Discussion Questions 1. Why is our love, generally, not bad, but imperfect? 2. Have you ever been faced with Joseph’s dilemma between doing what is right and what is loving? How did you reconcile the two? 3. How are the components of – initiative, sacrifice, and purpose – evident in our experience of God’s love? (note: 1 John 4:9-12) 4. Can we cite…
On the third Sunday of Advent, Alex DiBisceglie shared with us a message about the joy that we can experience with God. Discussion Questions Icebreaker: What is one of your favorite Christmas traditions? 1. How does culture define joy? 2. What are some obstacles that prevent us from experiencing joy? 3. What are some ways the Suffering Servant joy helps you transcend sorrow in your life? 4. What does it mean that Jesus bears our griefs and carries our sorrows?
Discover what it means to have true peace, “Christmas Peace”, as Pastor Ron shares on this second Sunday of Advent. Watch Here Discussion Questions 1. “Why is “Christmas peace” a perfect peace? 2. What is necessary to receive this peace? 3. Can we have peace with God and not have the peace of God? Why or why not?
On this first Sunday of Advent, Pastor Ron shares with us a message of Hope. Watch Here Discussion Questions 1. What is christian hope? 2. What affects does hope have on believers? 3. What are some ways God has awakened or stirred your hope? 4. Why is Christmas critical to our hope?
Do we live lives marked by sacrifice? Pastor Ron challenges us with this message on sacrifice. Watch Here Discussion Questions 1. Do you think sacrifice is the distinguishing mark between a “believer” and a “disciple”? 2. What does “sacrificial living” involve for you? 3. Why does Jesus say take up your cross daily?
Jesus demonstrates compassion throughout his ministry. Listen as Pastor Ron shares about the power of Jesus’ compassion. Discussion Questions 1. Can you think of a time (and share it) when Jesus’ conpassion delivered you from temptation (evil), or brought you peace from suffering (alleviated it), or brought hope for renewed life (gave you new life)? 2. As a church or individuals what can we/I learn from these instances in Jesus’ ministry?
Pastor Ron explores the principles that Jesus has laid before us. Discussion Questions 1. Does impulse have a place in the christian life? Explain. 2. What are some specific principles we live by everyday? 3. Why is it so hard to live a principled life, and where can we get help?
Andy Bradshaw delves into the question, why did Jesus call his disciples? Discussion Questions 1. Why is it important we have a proper view of who Jesus is? a. Did you learn anything from the sermon, have anything to add, or question something that was presented? 2. If you are a Christian, how does it make you feel that Jesus has chosen you to be his follower? a. Is it exciting, humbling, burdensome, etc.? 3. Can you think of a time God asked you to…
Pastor Ron continues his series on Jesus’ pastoral ministry with a look at His power that goes beyond physical healing. Watch Here Discussion Questions 1. How might there be more evidence of the “power of the Lord” in our lives? (consult: Ephesians 3:16, 6:10 and 2Timothy 3:1-5) 2. How important is forgiveness of our sins to us? What evidence is there of its importance in our lives?
We are starting a new sermon series focusing on Jesus’ pastoral ministry with this message from Pastor Ron on “Why Jesus Came”. What can we learn from Pastor Jesus? Watch Here Discussion Questions 1. For what purpose do you work? 2. What are the boundaries of your comfort zone? 3. What are some of the reasons we remain in our comfort zone?
Pastor Ron finishes his series on A New Start looking at the help God provides to Moses for his mission. The service was held remotely over Zoom and streamed to Facebook. Watch Here Discussion Questions 1. Can you share a time when you felt you “weren’t right for the part” and learned God wanted you to undertake it anyway? 2. What help did God provide?
Pastor Ron continues his series, A New Start, looking at “Necessities for a New Start”. The worship service was held remotely over Zoom and streamed on Facebook. Watch Here Discussion Questions In this passage God tells Moses what he’ll need for a “new start.” 1. If we at Cornerstone want a “new start” or if in our personal lives we want a “new start;” what will we need? 2. Are these things Moses needed some of the same things we’ll…