Text: Luke 24:13-48
Theme: Hope on the Road to Emmaus
- Examine Luke 24:25-27 and 32 and 44-47. What does it tell us about the written Word, that the risen Christ would rely on its teaching to make the case for his resurrection?
- What is the significance of v.34’s mention of Simon? (Answer: 1 Cor 15:1-5; Luke 22:54-62; John 21:15-23)
- How would you explain v.41’s phrase disbelieved for joy?
“Jesus himself drew near and went with them” ~ Luke 24:15
Text: 1 Corinthians 10:31-33 & 11:1
Theme: Christian Liberty and the Glory of God
- Memorize 1 Corinthians 10:31 and commit to saying it every morning this week. See how God uses this verse to help you act and respond rightly.
- What does Paul mean in 1 Cor 10:33 when he says, “I try to please everyone in everything”? Study the immediate context of v.33, the near context of ch 9:19-23, and other NT passages: Gal 1:8-10; 1 Cor 1:23; 1 Thess 2:4
Text: 1 Corinthians 10:23-30
Theme: Do what is good for others.
- Memorize 1 Corinthians 10:24 and commit to saying it every morning this week. See how God uses this verse to help you act and respond rightly.
- v.26 of our text quotes Psalm 24. Read it and celebrate the description of the Lord as King!
- Look up some verses of “building up” - the idea found in 1 Corinthians 10:23; 1 Corinthians 14:26; 2 Corinthians 12:19; Ephesians 4:29
Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. ~ 1 Corinthians 10:24
Text: 1 Corinthians 10:13
Theme: God's faithfulness is your hope in temptation.
- If you had to choose just one of the Psalm references in the Affirmation of Faith, which one would you choose? And why?
- Trace the "faithful" God texts in the New Testament: 1 Corinthians 1:9 and 10:13; 2 Corinthians 1:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:24; 2 Thessalonians 3:3
- How does the story in Job chapter 1 merge with the idea in 1 Corinthians 10:13 of God "letting" or "allowing"?
God is faithful...he will provide...you may be able to endure... ~ 1 Corinthians 10:6
Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-12
Theme: Beware of the danger of idolatry
- Consider the Old Testament examples (1 Cor 10:6) given in our text. Perhaps you could study just one a day this week.
- Exodus 32:1-9, 15-28
- Numbers 25:1-9
- Numbers 21:1-9
- Numbers 14:1-12, 20-34
- Numbers 16
- Which story was most instructive for you? Why?
- What is your idolatrous tendency?
Text: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Theme: Advancing the gospel requires self-control.
- Read our text from Sunday (1 Cor 9:24-27) and then link it to 2 Timothy 4:7-8.
- Consider more thoughts on “the prize” in Philippians 3:12-15. How would you define this prize?
- Allow 2 Peter to help you understand the thought of being disqualified. Read 2 Peter 1:10, and then go back and read about “these qualities” in v.4-8.
Text: 1 Corinthians 15-23
Text: 1 Corinthians 9:1-14
Theme: Paying the Pastor is NOT the Point
- Making the point of Paul’s example of having and surrendering his right in love compare 1 Corinthians 9:4 to 8:6.
- Read 1 Corinthians 9:14 and trace this idea through the New Testament: Matthew 10:8-10; Luke 10:7; Galatians 6:6; 1 Timothy 5:17-18
- Look over the concluding points on your outline. Now trace these points in Philippians 2:5-11 in the story of redemption unfolding in the incarnation of Jesus Christ.
Love sets aside rights.
Starting with an overview of what will be discussed in the book. Then moving into Chapter 1 to discuss the question: What is conscience?
Text: 1 Corinthians 8
- Review 1 Corinthians 8. Is knowledge a bad thing?
- Can you think of a time when you have been right in your position on an issue, but wrong in your disposition?
- What conviction do you have that causes you alarm when someone else does not hold the same conviction?
- What is the hope for unity with so many differences?