The Priesthood
June 3, 2018

Get to Know You

  1. What are you celebrating this week?
  2. When you think of what a priest does – what do you think of?

Digging In

Read 1 Peter 2:1-10.

  1. Why does Peter list the sins he does in verse 1? What will be their likely effect if indulged in?
  2. Given that the early church did not have a complete New Testament, what does verse 2 mean? What can we learn from it for our spiritual lives?
  3. In verses 4-9:
  • What is Peter trying to get at in his description of a spiritual house?
  • What is Peter trying to say about the people of God by describing them as “a holy priesthood” (verse 5) and “a royal priesthood” (verse 9)? What is the purpose of the priesthood?
  • What are the spiritual sacrifices that Peter is talking about (verse 5)?

Application

  1. What does this passage tell us about our identity in Christ? (List the different things it calls us to as followers of Christ)
  2. What does this passage tell us about what the church should be?

The Trinity
May 27, 2018

Get to Know You

  1. What are you celebrating this week?
  2. When you think of the Trinity, what comes to mind?

Digging In

3. Read Genesis 1:1-2 and John 1:1-3. What do these verses tell you about God (the Father), Jesus, and the Holy Spirit?

4. Read Genesis 1:26-27. What does this tell you about God? (Notice pronoun, notice conversation.)

  • Read John 14:25 – 27. What is the role of each member of the Trinity in this passage?

5. What can we affirm as true about the Trinity? (Sunday’s sermon should help answer this.)

  • What do we not understand about the Trinity?
  • How are you with living in the mystery of that?

6. Read John 17:20-23. Where are we in relationship to the Trinity?

7. John 15:5-8. How do you understand this passage now that you’ve thought through the John 17 passage?

8. Read Matthew 28:19-20. Why do you think we are baptized into each name of the Godhead?

Application

9. What do you think God desires for us, by inviting us into relationship with Himself, Father, Son and Holy Spirit?

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The Holy Spirit
May 20, 2018

Introduction

  1. What are you celebrating this week?
  2. When you think of the Holy Spirit, what do you think of?

Digging In

  1. Read Acts 2:1-4. This is the start of the Church.
  • What characteristics of the Holy Spirit do you see in this passage?
  1. Read John 15:26-16:15.
  • List the characteristics (where he comes from and what he is like) of the Holy Spirit.
  • List what the Holy Spirit does from this passage.
  1. When you read the Acts 2:1-4 passage with the John passage in mind, what are some of the things that

happen when we are filed with the Spirit?

  1. Read Romans 8:1-16.
  • Make a list of all the things that the Spirit does in the life of the Christian.
  • Read this back into Acts 2:1-4. What does this tell us about being filled with the Spirit?
  1. Read 1 Corinthians 12:1-11.
  • What are the things that this passage tells us about how the Holy Spirit works in the life of the believer?
  • What happens when we are filled with the Spirit?
  1. Read Galatians 5:16-26.
  • What does the Spirit of God produce in the life of the believer?

Application

  1. What do you think it means to keep in step with the Spirit (Galatians 5:25)? How can we live that out?