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Synergy for the Trip The songs we’ll all sing together in worship are on the playlist!

Last Week’s Bible Reading August 2-8

  • II Kings 15-17
  • Hosea 1-14
  • II Chronicles 24-26
  • Isaiah 6
  • Proverbs 17-18

Aug. 9- 15 Bible Readings: 

  • II Chronicles 27-28
  • Micah 1-7
  • Isaiah 7-19
  • Proverbs 19

Title: "Synergy for the Trip - Discipleship"

Texts:  Heb. 5:11-6:3; 2 Pet. 1:5-11; Rom. 6:1-4; Acts 10

In a Nutshell: Discipleship is a time of nurturing the learning and commitment process: It's more than a ritual, more than information and more than an experience in a community but it certainly involves all three. Guiding parents with resources designed to help children desire a greater level of commitment including Baptism into Christ is a priority. [a period of development and decision]

Questions:

  1. What does the Hebrews author suggest are included in the "elementary doctrines" of Christ? Heb. 6:1-3
  2. What is the difference between those that live on "the milk" (elementary doctrines) as oppose to those that live on "the meat" (more difficult teachings)? Heb. 5:11-14
  3. Does spiritual growth demand effort on our part?  2 Pet. 1:5-7,10?
  4. What does it look like to be "ineffective or unfruitful" in your knowledge of Christ? 2 Pet. 1:8
  5. What can cause Christians to be "ineffective/unfruitful" in their Christian walk? 2 Pet. 1:9
  6. Thinking through the story of Cornelius, what character similarities do you see in Cornelius and your children when they were ready for baptism?
  7. What appears to have been missing for Cornelius before God said (through the giving of the Holy Spirit) that Cornelius was ready to be baptized?
  8. How do people who don't take their baptism seriously tend to show their foolishness? Rom. 6:1-4
  9. synergy flame Putting it all together...
  10. What virtues/characteristics seem to be present in the life of a person that is ready to be baptized?
  11. What characteristics are typically visible in the lives of those who are not taking their life in Christ seriously?
  12. In light of the Scriptures above, how can you help someone that feels ineffective/unfruitful in their spiritual walk?