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“Faith on the Rocks” – audio sermon and study guide

15 Jan

Wordserve Logo_COLORWordServe Church Study Guide for Jan 18, 2015

Getting Started

– If you had to give an abbreviated version of Sunday’s message, what two points or ideas would you include no matter what?

– Can you describe a time where you witnessed someone’s faith “wither away?” What contributed to this?

Digging Deeper

Read John 12:37-43

– What obstacles to deep faith do you see here?

– What does it mean to understand with our hearts? (i.e., instead of our heads?) Why does this matter?

– What motives for not acknowledging Christ do you see?

– What are the ramifications of not acknowledging Christ?

Read John 6:26-40

(Context: this passage is shortly after the miraculous feeding of the 5,000: See John 6:1-15).

– What motive does Jesus give for those who have tracked him down?

– How might this contribute to a superficial faith?

– What alternative does Jesus suggest?

– What does this look like for us today?

Taking It Home

– See if you can list other examples where faith is shallow, either from the Bible or from your own experience.

 — What caused the shallowness in your examples?

 — How could the shallowness be fixed in your examples?

 – What are the “rocks in your soil?” (i.e., what stands in the way of deeper roots in your faith life)?

– What can you do to begin changing the condition of your soil?  (If you don’t know, share with a trusted friend/mentor).

– How can you group help you continue to improve the condition of your soil?

Extras

And finally a video version even I can understand 🙂

 

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