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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Week 36: Christ For the Whole World

The Jesus Story Year Weekly Take Home Guide
Week 36: Christ For the Whole World

Sunday Readings
Genesis 12:1-3
Psalm 24
Acts 10
Matthew 28:16-20

Further Reading and Meditation
Mark 16:14-20
John 14:1-6
Acts 11
Romans 2 and 3

Discussion Questions:
Feel free to use some or all of these questions in your cell group, Bible study, or with your family.  Some questions will need to be reworded or omitted for smaller children.

1) If Christianity did not exist, what religion or philosophy would you find most attractive?
2) Is Christ you way to salvation, everyone’s way, the only way, and/or the way for all who believe in him?  Why do you think that?
3) Thinking of people you know who don’t put their faith in Christ, what do you think prevents them from doing so?
4) Have you had the opportunity to share your faith in Christ with someone in the past year?  What happened?
5)  Why do you believe in Christ?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Week 35: Christ Intercedes for His People

The Jesus Story Year Weekly Take Home Guide
Week 35: Christ Intercedes for His People

Sunday Readings
Acts 6:8-15, 7:54-60
Psalm 4
1 Timothy 2:1-6
John 17:1, 13-21

Further Reading and Meditation
Leviticus 16
Haggai 1 and 2
Zechariah 3
Matthew 26:57-67
John 11:45-57
Acts 6-7
Hebrews 4:14-5:10

Discussion Questions:
Feel free to use some or all of these questions in your cell group, Bible study, or with your family.  Some questions will need to be reworded or omitted for smaller children.

1) Have you ever interceded for someone?  Have you ever needed someone to intercede for you? 

2) What does it mean that Christ is the “one mediator between God and humanity”?  Why do you need his mediation?  Why does the world need his mediation?

3)  If Christ prays for you, what do you need him to pray for?  What does the Bible say he actually prays for you?

4)  Who are you called to intercede for?  What does it mean for you to intercede for them?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Week 34: Christ Restores Peter

Jesus Restores Peter

Acts 9:1-19
Psalm 126
Ephesians 3:7-13
John 21:15-23

Further Reading and Meditation
Job 19:20-27
Ephesians 1:15-23
Colossians 3
John 13:31-38
John 18:15-27

Discussion Questions:

Feel free to use some or all of these questions in your cell group, Bible study, or with your family.  Some questions will need to be reworded or omitted for smaller children.

1) Have you ever felt embarrassed to be a Christian around people you wanted to like you?  How did you respond?

2) Have you ever been tempted to compare your life, spirituality, personality or talents to other Christians?  How does that get in the way of following Christ?

3) Do you know anyone who has done something risky or dangerous because of their faith?  What was the result?

4) How is Jesus calling you to follow Him in your present circumstances?  What might be at stake?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Respond to the Jesus Story Year

Way back in August we started a journey together, following the story of Christ from Genesis to Revelation.  With about six chapters left to go, the Jesus Story Year draws to a close at the end of May. 

Since we began, I’ve received scores of positive comments and quite a few notes from our members, as well as from people in other states.  On June 5th we’re planning a wrap-up and celebration of the Jesus Story Year.  If the Lord has spoken to you through this process, I’d like for you to share that with the rest of us.  Do you feel closer to Christ?  Have you grown in your understanding of Jesus or the Bible?  Has the Lord used this year to renew you?  If so, we have a few different ways you can respond. 

1) Write a note and tell us the Lord has done in you.  This can be a physical note or an e-mail.  Please send it to Fr. Thomas at the church office.  Thomas@RedeemerNashville.net

2) Volunteer to speak for a couple of minutes at the service on June 6th.  Only a few people will be able to speak, so let Fr. Thomas know specifically what you would like to talk about. 

3)  Volunteer to do a short video interview.  These videos will be on our website and our YouTube channel.  Once again, just let Fr. Thomas know you are willing to participate. 

Even if you don’t wish to respond in these ways, please plan to join us for our celebration during and after the church services on June 6th. 

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Week 33: Christ is Risen!

The Jesus Story Year Weekly Take Home Guide
Week 33: Christ in Resurrected

Sunday Readings
Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
1 Corinthians 15:19-26
Luke 24:1-12

Further Reading and Meditation
Matthew 28
Mark 16
Luke 24
John 20

Discussion Questions:

Feel free to use some or all of these questions in your cell group, Bible study, or with your family.  Some questions will need to be reworded or omitted for smaller children.

1) How was your Holy Week?  Do you feel like you experienced Christ’s death with him in some way? 

2)  How was your Easter?  Do you feel like you shared with Christ in his Resurrection? 

3)  In the Gospel story, and in Fr. Thomas’ Easter sermon, we are asked “why do you look for the living among the dead?”  Do you look for the living among the dead?  How do you do that?

4)  Have you experienced the new life that Christ offers?  What does that new life mean to you today?

5)  Where are you seeing signs of Christ’s risen life?  In your community, your church, your school, you family?