Sunday Rewind | 3.29.2015

Sunday Rewind

MUSIC & SCRIPTURE

Glorious (Psalm 111:2-3) – Everything Glorious by Chris Tomlin (Passion)

Open Up Our Eyes (Ephesians 1:18-19a) – Nothing Is Wasted by Elevation Worship

Hosanna (Mark 11:9-10) – Savior King by Hillsong

Beautiful Lord (Ephesians 2:4-5) – Sound of Melodies by Leeland

Always (Psalm 121:1-2) – Here For You by Kristian Stanfill (Passion)

 

TEACHING: Who Are You? Part 3

What do we do when Jesus’ claims contradict our experiences? What you believe about Jesus will define you.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SERMON AUDIO & VIDEO

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS

  1. What was one thing you found particularly interesting, insightful, helpful or difficult to understand from this sermon?
  2. Take some time to read through John 6. What stands out to you? What themes do you notice? What do you learn about ourselves in this chapter? What do we learn about Jesus? What does John 6 have to do with Easter?
  3. Why is it that so much of the gospel accounts seem to be focused on the mistakes and misunderstandings of the disciples?
  4. In what ways can we seek Jesus with wrong motives?
  5. What has Jesus asked you to do for those around you? How would you describe your level of obedience?
  6. What are your go-to excuses for those times when you struggle with faithful obedience? How does what you believe about Jesus affect this? How can you grow in joyful obedience?
  7. How has Jesus challenged you to participate in ministry? What do you lack that He must provide?
  8. How do Jesus’ claims sometimes contradict our experiences? What do you do with the claims of Jesus you don’t understand? Can you think of any examples?
  9. What hard questions about life do you have?
  10. Spend some time in prayer for the things you’ve discussed.

 

 

 

Take 5: Examples from Jonah, Part 19

God sometimes gives faithful men no results, and unfaithful men great results. Do we have a right to be angry about this?

Take 5 is a series of videos for pastors & teachers of God’s Word. Mike Minter, teaching pastor and founder of Reston Bible Church, shares practical wisdom from over 40 years of ministry experience.

For more Take 5 videos, visit vimeo.com/channels/minter or subscribe via RSS here: blog.restonbible.org/category/resources/take-5/feed/

To suggest a topic for Pastor Mike to cover, send an email to questions@restonbible.org.

Take 5: Examples from Jonah, Part 18

Think your ministry rests wholly on your shoulders? Think again.

Take 5 is a series of videos for pastors & teachers of God’s Word. Mike Minter, teaching pastor and founder of Reston Bible Church, shares practical wisdom from over 40 years of ministry experience.

For more Take 5 videos, visit vimeo.com/channels/minter or subscribe via RSS here: blog.restonbible.org/category/resources/take-5/feed/

To suggest a topic for Pastor Mike to cover, send an email to questions@restonbible.org.

TRAIL GUIDE: House Calls

QUEST Trail Guide DevoThe “Trail Guide” devotional is used by our adult leaders of grade school groups in Quest as a way to prepare their hearts and minds for the topics we will be covering with the children on the weekend.  We have made them available here to help our parents of grade-schoolers engage with their children around the topics we are discussing and also for anyone else that might be blessed by following along.

EXTREME MAKEOVER, Unit 2, Section 3, Lesson 1: Doctors Who Make House Calls

What if Jesus had stayed in the temple courts or the synagogue teaching? What if He never ventured out into the community, never called old Zach down from the tree, never ate with tax collectors and sinners, never touched the sick and hurting?

Why don’t doctors make house calls these days? I’m not sure, but wouldn’t it be interesting if suddenly people stopped going to a doctors office or hospital when they were ill? What if they thought that was the last place to go to be healed? How long would it take for the docs to begin making house calls again? Not long I suspect. Is the church today, the body of Christ the great Physician, staying in the hospital building waiting for the sick to show up? Or, worse yet, are we staying in the hospital talking about the remedy but secretly hoping that the sick stay away?

I think Jesus was less like a physician as we know it today and more like a field medic or a country doctor of days past. He went out looking for the lost sheep. Let’s help give our children a heart for the lost and pray that the Lord would use them to make Christ known in the world!

“Jesus is providing an acted parable, an illustration of what He has come to do! Jesus has come to bring sinners into fellowship with God, and these dinner scenes are but little pictures of this bigger picture.” 
- Pastor Fred G. Zaspel

 

JESUS LOVED THE UNLOVEABLE LIKE US – SO SHOULD WE. “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16

 

MEDITATING ON THE WORD:

Matt 9:10-12 | Luke 5:29-32 | Luke 7:36-50 | Luke 15:1-7 | Ps 25:8 | Ps 25:8 | Ps 68:18 | Ps 51:13 | 1 Tim 1:15

 

Sunday Rewind | 3.22.2015

Sunday Rewind

MUSIC & SCRIPTURE

Endless Light (Psalm 113:3-4) – Cornerstone by Hillsong

Open Up The Heavens (Psalm 108:4-5) – Worth It All by Meredith Andrews

10,000 Reasons (Psalm 103:1) – Unrelenting Love by Nick Thurmond

Give Me Faith (Psalm 73:25-26) – Nothing Is Wasted by Elevation Worship

Christ Is Enough (2 Corinthians 12:9) – Glorious Ruins by Hillsong

 

TEACHING: Who Are You? Part 2

What we consider to be true of Christ will determine how we go about following Him.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SERMON AUDIO & VIDEO

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS

  1. What was one thing you found particularly interesting, insightful, helpful or difficult to understand from this sermon?
  2. What things do we tend to tie our identity to? Why?
  3. Read and discuss Mark 8:31-38. What do you think this tells you about us? What does it tell us about Jesus?
  4. What comes to mind for you when you hear the word Christian? How has this changed over the course and seasons of your life?
  5. Why does Peter rebuke Jesus (v.32)? What is significant about Jesus’ response?
  6. What is Jesus saying it means to be a Christian in these verses? Does what He says differ from what you believe it is to be Christian?
  7. What is significant about each of the three steps Jesus outlines in verse 34? Is Jesus asking us to do something He has not done? Why does this matter?
  8. Patrick Morley wrote: “There is a God we want, and there is a God who is.  They are not the same God.  And the turning point of our lives is when we stop seeking the God we want and start seeking the God who is.” Have you reached that turning point? Share where you are in that process.
  9. Spend some time in prayer for the things you’ve discussed.