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SERMON ARCHIVE :

Buckets, Conduits, and the Overflow | Love Gives

Pastor Sam Dittrich

Full Service Sermon Discussion Questions print version Read 2 Corinthians 8:1–9. What motivated the Macedonians to give generously (verses 1–2)? According to Paul, what motivates Corinthians to give generously (verse 9)? Read 2 Corinthians 9:8. The word abound also translates to overflow. How have you experienced overflow from God in your life? Give Online


Sacrificial Love | Love Gives

Pastor Jeremey King

Full Service Sermon Discussion Questions print version Read Genesis 14. Melchizedek is a foreshadowing of Jesus. Who initiates the action between him and Abraham after the battle? What is Abraham’s response and what is his posture towards the material goods he won? Read Genesis 28:10–22. How did Jacob’s interactions with God change his posture toward… Read more »


Learning to Live Without Worry | The Good & Beautiful Life

Pastor Christian Huntley

Full Service Sermon Discussion Questions print version Is it possible to not worry? Do you think worry is helpful or changes things? Have you ever missed out on enjoying something because you were worried about something else?  What’s the difference between worrying and being cautious? Give an example.  Read Matthew 6:25–34. Jesus asks, “Are you… Read more »


Learning to Live Without Pride | The Good & Beautiful Life

Pastor Julio Volcy

Full Service Sermon Discussion Questions print version Read Matthew 5:16. What is the purpose for our good work in the world? How can pride divert that intent? Read 1 Peter 5:5. Quoting from the Old Testament, Peter notes that God opposes the proud. How might pride be destructive for us? Can you give an example… Read more »


Learning to Live Without Greed | The Good & Beautiful Life

Pastor Sam Dittrich

Full Service Sermon Discussion Questions print version Complete the following to reflect your false narrative: I would be (happy/successful/secure/free) if I have more ____________________. In our culture, how is success measured? What behaviors or thoughts are you tempted to adopt in order to be successful in the world’s eyes? Read Matthew 6:19–24. Explain the difference… Read more »


Learning to Live Without Judging | The Good & Beautiful Life

Pastor Sam Dittrich

Full Service   Sermon Discussion Questions print version How do you respond when you feel judged by someone? Explain. Read Matthew 7:1–6. Have you ever heard or said the phrase, “Don’t judge me”? How is this personal statement different from Jesus’ command not to judge others?  In this passage, what is Jesus calling for: no… Read more »


Learning to Live Without Lust | The Good & Beautiful Life

Pastor Jeremey King

Full Service   Sermon Discussion Questions print version Consider the two false narratives: 1) All sexual desire is good, 2) All sexual desire is evil. In what ways are we taught to view sexual desire as evil? In what ways is sexual desire promoted as good? How do these narratives create conflict? Read Mathew 5:27–30…. Read more »