Jesus' Pastoral Ministry
Do we live lives marked by sacrifice? Pastor Ron challenges us with this message on sacrifice. 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?
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. 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? 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?