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Conflict Between Christians

Text: 1 Corinthians 6:1-8

Theme: Godly wisdom must prevail in Christian conflict.

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  • Do you have a church conflict “horror story”?
  • Do you often have a mindset of getting what is yours? Are you defensive about being taken advantage of?
  • In light of our text, how would you answer the question: “Should a Christian ever file a suit in court?”
  • In what human relationship could you expect conflict this week? How can you prepare to handle it – to disarm it – to prevent it?
The Celebration of Holiness

Text: 1 Corinthians 5

Theme: How the church can celebrate holiness.

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  • What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the phrase “church discipline”?
  • Read Luke 15:11-32 regarding the prodigal son.
  • Read Exodus 12 for the story of the Passover mentioned in 1 Corinthians 5:7-8.
  • Read 1 Corinthians 5:11. Why do you think many people call themselves Christians, but seem to live in many ways like a non-christian?
Recognizing the Pride That Divides the Church

Text: 1 Corinthians 4

Theme: Recognize the pride that divides the church.

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  • Have you known (or been) a leader who forgets how 1 Cor 4:1-2 describes leaders? What words are used?
  • What is the warning light that should go off in your mind when you read 1 Corinthians 4:4?
  • How can Paul tell others to imitate him? (1 Cor 4:15-17)
  • Work on answering the question in 1 Cor 4:7. Then read 
v.8 and ask yourself if you think you have arrived in some area of the christian life.
When Dedication Reaches Your Heart

Text: 2 Chronicles 5-7

Theme: A Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication

  • With thanksgiving, think back over the details of how God led you to attend Grace Bible Church

  • What friend(s) has God provided through GBC?

  • What’s the next step of your spiritual growth? What area of your discipleship needs to be strengthened? What topics do you need to learn more about?

  • How do you see yourself serving the body of GBC as you continue to grow?

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SermonDavid McClurg
The Wisdom of God

Text: 1 Corinthians 2:1-16

Theme: Right living depends on right thinking.

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  • Read 1 Corinthians 2:1-4 and then read 2 Corinthians 10:3-6. What is a common theme or word?
  • In what way are you tempted to lean on human wisdom?
  • How is God’s eternal decree (2 Corinthians 2:7) for your glory? Look at 2 Corinthians 3:18 and Romans 8:29-30.
  • Look ahead to our next study in 1 Corinthians 3:1-4. Are these believers being described, or unbelievers?
The Power of the Cross

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

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  • What do you make of the phrase in 1 Corinthians 1:18 “us who are being saved”? How would you explain this to someone?
  • What are some ways that verse 19 might be true – that God “will destroy the wisdom of the wise”?
  • We sang and studied the power of the cross on Sunday. How can this power be evident in your life this week?
  • Look ahead to our next study in 1 Corinthians 1:26-31.
What You Should Know About Serving

Text: John 13:1-17

Theme: Serving others as Christ served you

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  • Read Matthew 20:17-28 and remember the context of v.17-19, since it helps paint the selfishness of the ensuing bickering. Do you ever lose sight of God's agenda in pursuit of your own?
  • Philippians 2:3 addresses our motives. What does humility enable us to do in this verse?
  • Who do you have a hard time serving? Why so?
  • Look ahead to our next study in 1 Corinthians 1:18-31.
SermonDavid McClurg
The Swedish Method of Bible Study

An overview of the Swedish Method - the prompts on the back of the sermon notes each week.

  • Lightbulb - Something to see
  • Question Mark - Something to ask
  • Arrow - Something to do
  • Bible - Somewhere to look
  • Person - Someone to tell
The Call to Unity

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

Theme: The truest unity is found in the clearest gospel.

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  • Read 1 Corinthians 1:10 regarding ‘divisions’. You see the same word in Matthew 9:16, John 7:43, and John 9:16.
  • What ‘divisions/conflicts’ have you witnessed in the local church?
  • Also in v.10 we see the idea of being ‘united’. Find this same word in both Matthew 4:21 and 1 Thessalonians 3:10
  • Look ahead to our next study in 1 Corinthians 1:18-31.