Excerpt from “Masterpiece in the Making”

God’s Idea of Success Come and be a part of one of the fastest growing churches in the nation. Those were the words on an advertising billboard along a major highway in Atlanta, Georgia. As I pondered this marketing appeal, it occurred to me how powerful a hook it...

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Thanks for checking out my blog here at SIBC. While I do try and post here regularly, I want to encourage you to check out SIBC’s mission web site, Impact Today. Many of my more teaching related blogs will be found there. -Pastor...

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Excerpt from Masterpiece in the Making

Morality – Staying Pure in an Impure World Do you remember what we said in the introduction to this section? Morality is not a matter of keeping an external list of do’s and don’ts. No, morality is the result of a real, growing relationship with God, through...

Small Group Questions 5/29/2016)

1.  In Philip. 4.11 Pauls tells us that he has “learned” to be content.  What are some things you have learned during your years as a disciple of Christ? 2.  How does understanding our spiritual address (in Christ, in heavenly places) help us in the issues...

Small Group Questions 5/8/2016)

Discuss the following questions that Pastor Dan asked at the beginning of the message.  While mentioning some of Dan’s answers given during the message, seek to answer and discuss these questions on a personal level. Reminder — 1.  How important is it in the life of a...

Small Group Questions 5/1/2016)

Why is Important to focus on essential evangelical doctrine at SIBC? Do you believe this kind of focus would be healthy for the church as a whole?  Should pastors and teachers in denominationally affiliated churches emphasize this same kind of “unity in essentials”?...

Small Group Questions 4/17/2016)

1. Discuss Pastor Dan’s comments on opinions, convictions, and beliefs, and how they impact our relationships with other believers and the unity of the church – body of Christ. 2.  Why are witnesses so important when it comes to the judgment of God in the return...

Small Group Questions 4/10/2016)

Discuss the 11 post resurrection appearances of Christ.  Which ones speak most powerfully to your heart?  Why? Seven of the former fishermen decided to follow Peter back to their old careers.  Why do you believe they did this?  How important was it for Jesus to...

Small Group Questions 4/3/2016)

1.  Reread Acts 1:1-8.  Discuss the following — What is the significance of Jesus’ command to wait for the Holy Spirit?  How significant is it that Jesus shifts the focus of the disciples from the kingdom of Israel to the need to go into “all the world.”? ; 2. ...

Small Group Questions (3/20/2016)

Several,reasons are given in the gospels for the crucifixion of Jesus by the religious leaders as indicated in the Scriptures below.  Read and discuss each one. John 11:45-50, Mark 15:6-11, In Luke 22:1-2 and throughout the gospels, we are told that the religious...

Small Group Questions (3/13/2016)

1.  ³My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?² are the words that Jesus cried out on the cross.  They are also the words found in Psalm 22:1. Take time to read this entire Psalm, and discuss its relationship to, and description of the cross of Christ. 2.  Read John...

Small Group Questions (3/6/2016)

1.  Pastor Dan defined the Kingdom of God as the reign and rule of Jesus Christ in the lives of his people and churches.  In light of this definition, discuss the difference between the Kingdom of God and the church.  How evident is God’s kingdom in your life, family,...

Small Group Questions (2/28/2016)

1.  What are some ways as Christians we practice self restraint as we wait for the return of Christ? 2.  Why is patience or self-restraint so important in the Christian life? 3.  What are some ways we establish, or strengthen our hearts, as well as the hearts of other...

Small Group Questions (2/21/2016)

1.  What is the best way for us to understand James reference to the “rich” in this passage? 2.  Why is living in luxury and self-indulgence condemned by James?  What are some ways we are guilty of this sin? 3.  What are some examples of the rich and powerful...

Small Group Questions (2/7/2016)

1.  Do you have a life motto, or vision statement?  Would you be willing to share it with your small group? 2.  Review the following passages of Scripture.  Discuss each one as a possible life motto.  Philippians 1:21, Philippians 4:13, Matthew 6:33, Colossians 3:2,...

Small Group Questions (1/24/2016)

Why is wisdom so important in helping us distinguish between reality (truth) and illusion (lie)? Discuss the relationship between humility and godly wisdom/pride and worldly wisdom. How important is the cross in helping us discover and walk in God’s wisdom versus the...

Small Group Questions (1/17/2016)

Revelation 17 describes the apostate or false church as a prostitute.  She sleeps with the kings and makes the people of the earth drunk with the wine of her sexual immorality.  Based on this description answer the following . . . 1.  What do you believe is meant by...

Small Group Questions (1/10/2016)

Read 2 Peter 3:3-13 and discuss the following – What does Peter say the scoffers willfully forget? How do we, as believers, respond to scoffers?  What qualities do we need to wait patiently in the midst of a world of scoffers? In verse 11 Peter says that as...

Small Group Questions (12/13/2015)

 Heavens Handwriting (Matthew 2:1-12)  1. Discuss God’s unfolding revelation of Himself through the centuries.  Refer to Hebrews 1:1-3.  Discuss the various ways in which Jesus, God’s son, reveals God completely. 2.  What are the implications of God...

Excerpt from Masterpiece in the Making

Morality – Staying Pure in an Impure World Do you remember what we said in the introduction to this section? Morality is not a matter of keeping an external list of do’s and don’ts. No, morality is the result of a real, growing relationship with God, through...

Excerpt from “Masterpiece in the Making”

God’s Idea of Success Come and be a part of one of the fastest growing churches in the nation. Those were the words on an advertising billboard along a major highway in Atlanta, Georgia. As I pondered this marketing appeal, it occurred to me how powerful a hook it...

Small Group Questions 5/29/2016)

1.  In Philip. 4.11 Pauls tells us that he has “learned” to be content.  What are some things you have learned during your years as a disciple of Christ? 2.  How does understanding our spiritual address (in Christ, in heavenly places) help us in the issues...

Small Group Questions 5/8/2016)

Discuss the following questions that Pastor Dan asked at the beginning of the message.  While mentioning some of Dan’s answers given during the message, seek to answer and discuss these questions on a personal level. Reminder — 1.  How important is it in the life of a...

Small Group Questions 5/1/2016)

Why is Important to focus on essential evangelical doctrine at SIBC? Do you believe this kind of focus would be healthy for the church as a whole?  Should pastors and teachers in denominationally affiliated churches emphasize this same kind of “unity in essentials”?...

Small Group Questions 4/17/2016)

1. Discuss Pastor Dan’s comments on opinions, convictions, and beliefs, and how they impact our relationships with other believers and the unity of the church – body of Christ. 2.  Why are witnesses so important when it comes to the judgment of God in the return...

Small Group Questions 4/10/2016)

Discuss the 11 post resurrection appearances of Christ.  Which ones speak most powerfully to your heart?  Why? Seven of the former fishermen decided to follow Peter back to their old careers.  Why do you believe they did this?  How important was it for Jesus to...

Small Group Questions 4/3/2016)

1.  Reread Acts 1:1-8.  Discuss the following — What is the significance of Jesus’ command to wait for the Holy Spirit?  How significant is it that Jesus shifts the focus of the disciples from the kingdom of Israel to the need to go into “all the world.”? ; 2. ...

Small Group Questions (3/20/2016)

Several,reasons are given in the gospels for the crucifixion of Jesus by the religious leaders as indicated in the Scriptures below.  Read and discuss each one. John 11:45-50, Mark 15:6-11, In Luke 22:1-2 and throughout the gospels, we are told that the religious...

Small Group Questions (3/13/2016)

1.  ³My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?² are the words that Jesus cried out on the cross.  They are also the words found in Psalm 22:1. Take time to read this entire Psalm, and discuss its relationship to, and description of the cross of Christ. 2.  Read John...

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