Embracing the Gospel – Again and Again

Galatians, Sermon Preparation

May 1, 2011 – Morning Worship

Monday Galatians 1:6-9; 2:15-21
Getting the gospel wrong – how might we do that?

Tuesday II Corinthians 5:16-21; Isaiah 53
What is the gospel?

Wednesday Luke 18:9-14; Matthew 23:1-36
What is pharisaism and how do we avoid it?

Thursday Ephesians 2 (esp. vss. 8-9); Romans 5:1-17
Gospel entry grace – what does that mean?

Friday Romans 1:16-17; Acts 9:1-22
The power of the gospel – to do what? How can we apply this?

Saturday Romans 3; Psalm 85:9-10; Isaiah 53:4-6
Our God is both righteous and gracious, just and merciful. How do we see both in these passages? In our savior, Christ?

Boasting Only in the Cross of Christ

Galatians, Sermon Preparation

May 23, 2010 – Morning Worship

Monday Galatians 6:11-18 (esp. vss. 14-18); Jeremiah 9:23-24
What do Jeremiah and Paul teach us about boasting? What is the application for your life?

Tuesday Psalm 84; Isaiah 53; Philippians 3:1-11
What do these passages tell us about what a Christian believes and how a Christian lives? Do they also describe you?

Wednesday Psalms 38, 51; Luke 5:8; I Timothy 1:15
To truly glory in the cross of Christ we must acknowledge what about ourselves? How often? For what purpose?

Thursday Galatians 6:14; Psalm 27:4; Exodus 33:12-16; Philippians 1:12-30
What does it mean to us to be “crucified to the world and the world to us”? How does that affect your everyday life?

Friday Luke 19:1-10; Acts 9:1-22; II Corinthians 5:16-21
What does it mean to be a “new creation” in Jesus Christ? Does it describe you?

Saturday Galatians 6:17; Psalm 55; II Corinthians 11:16-12:10
What does Paul mean when he says “I bear on my body the marks of Jesus? How does that apply to us?

False Teachers – To Be Seen and Safe

Galatians, Sermon Preparation

May 16, 2010 – Morning Worship

Monday Galatians 6:11-18 (esp. vss 12-13); Matthew 6:1-18
What is the motivation of the false teachers? What can we learn from that?

Tuesday I Kings 22:1-28; John 15:18-27; II Timothy 4:1-5
What tempts the preachers and teachers of God’s word to distort the word of God and the gospel? How does that apply to all Christians?

Wednesday Ezekiel 3:1-21; 33:1-9; II Timothy 4:1-5
What must the teachers and preachers of God’s word do? Does their calling change when there is hostility and persecution or success and popularity? How should that affect how we live?

Thursday Mark 8:34-38; Philippians 1:29-30; 3:8-11; Daniel 3:16-18
To follow Jesus we must take up our cross. What does that mean? What does that mean for your life?

Friday Matthew 15:1-20; Isaiah 1:1-20
What is the problem described in these passages? How do we keep from having the same problem?

Saturday Psalm 19:7-14; Matthew 7:24-27; Romans 10:14-17; II Timothy 3:14-17
What will keep us from being led astray like the Galatians? How are you living out your answer?

Powerful Weakness

Galatians, Sermon Preparation

May 2, 2010 – Morning Worship

Monday II Corinthians 12
What does this mean for our evaluation of ourselves as followers of Christ?  How ought we view our gifts and strengths?  Our weaknesses?

Tuesday Acts 9:1-31; II Corinthians 12:1-10
Who is this “man in Christ” of whom Paul speaks (Hint: 12:7)?  What is the point here?

Wednesday Isaiah 40; Mark 13:1-27; Philippians 4:13
How is God’s power made perfect in weakness (2 Cor.  12:9)?  How ought that affect the way we view our lives and the church?

Thursday I Chronicles 29:10-22; II Corinthians 12:9-10; Revelation 1
How does knowing the power of Christ comfort us?  Challenge us?  Help us be content?

Friday Ezra 10:1-17; II Corinthians 12:11-21; Revelation 2:18-29
Why has Paul written this letter, and boasted as he has?  What does he want for the Corinthian church?  What does this mean for us?

Saturday Psalm 32; II Corinthians 12
Is confession and repentance a sign of weakness or strength?  Why?

We Reap What We Sow

Galatians, Sermon Preparation

April 18, 2010 – Morning Worship

Monday Galatians 6:1-10 (esp. vss. 6-8)
“We reap what we sow” is an image from farming. How is Paul using this here? How does it apply to us?

Tuesday Galatians 6:6; I Corinthians 9:1-14; I Timothy 5:17-18; Psalm 19:7-11
What should be our view of supporting preachers of the Gospel? How does it apply to “reaping what we sow”?

Wednesday Jeremiah 7:1-29; Matthew 27:27-31; 8:23-27; Daniel 3:13-18
What does it mean to mock God? How do we do it? How can we prevent it?

Thursday Isaiah 5:18-25; Jeremiah 6:15; 8:12; 32:26-35
See how wicked, even people like Israel and Judah, can become! How did they reap what they sow? Application for today?

Friday Exodus 33:12-23; Psalms 42; 63:1-4; 84; Galatians 5:16-26
What does it mean to “sow to the spirit”? How is your sowing coming along?

Saturday Matthew 6:19-34; 19:16-30; Luke 12:13-21; I John 2:15-17
How do we “sow to the flesh”? What should we do about it? How can we keep from loving the things of the world?