Lordship of Christ

Published January 5, 2018 by Irene Hung in Sermon

Stewardship of Generosity

Daniel Tai, November 12, 2017
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Discussion questions:

1. What is the most generous act you’ve personally experienced?

2. According to the Old Testament, how much is a tithe? When all the tithe’s were added up, how much was it?

A tithe is returning back to God what he has given us. Under the New Covenant in Christ, we are no longer under the Old Testament obligations of their tithes. We are still commanded to return back to God what he has blessed us with.

Read 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
[6] The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. [7] Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

3. What impact have you experienced as a result of your generosity? Personally? In the church?

4. What are different ways God has blessed your generosity before? How do you know it was a result of God or was it just a coincidence?

Remember, God loves a cheerful giver. The joy comes after the act of giving, never before. Giving to God is not done reluctantly or under compulsion.
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Habits Leading to Godliness

Kathy Tse, November 19, 2017
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Discussion questions:

1. Do you have a “unique habit” that you can share with everyone?

2. Do you agree that some habits define what kind of person you are? Please use examples to share.

3. Read Judges 13:1-5
a) What is Nazirite? Numbers 6:1-5
b) In Judges 13:5 “…the boy is to be a Nazirite, dedicated to God from the womb.” What does this mean?

4. Read Judges 14:1-2; 16:1-5; 16:15-17. Please use words or phrase to describe Samson’s habitual actions.

5. Read Judges 16:28-30.
a) Bad habits can lead people away from God and perhaps can not be used by God anymore. When do you think Samson recognized his mistakes?
b) As Christians today, do you think we make the same mistake as Samson did? (cannot recognize his mistake earlier) If yes, what are some positive ways to avoid it happen?

6. Read Colossians 3:1-2.
a) If today’s Christians have been raised with Christ, where should we set our minds on?
b) In Colossians 3:2, “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” What are the above things? What are the earthly things?

7. a) Do you agree that repetitive practices are the key in cultivating godly habits?
b) Have you ever practiced repeatedly (practice godliness) but have faced all kinds of difficulties and challenges? Share examples.

8. What are some godly habits that Christians can develop today? Which one you would like to develop in your life?

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Baptism

Daniel Tai, November 26, 2017
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Discussion questions:

1. Have you been baptized? If so, share about your experience. Did you notice any differences before and after you were baptized?

2. Read: Romans 6:1-4. What symbolism does baptism show? (Answer: unity to Christ’s death and resurrection)

3. Read: Colossians 2:11-13. What was the symbol used in the Old Testament times that was replaced with baptism in the New Testament to commit to God? (Answer: Circumcision)

4. Read: Matthew 28:18-20. What are the two commands Jesus tells his disciples to do: (Answer: baptize and teach)

5. If you are baptized, where in your life can you continue to grow in your faith? If you have not been baptized, what the reasons that are holding you back?
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Dare to Defeat the Darkness within

Alan Leung, December 3, 2017
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Discussion questions:

1. Share with the group your experience of either confessing to someone or receive confession from someone?

2. Do you agree with John’s usage of darkness to describe unconfessed sins? Why or why not?

3. Why is it so difficult for us to confess to each other?

4. Read 1 John 1:5-10. Which pronoun is being repeated the most? Why is this significant?

5. Do you think forgiveness is easy or difficult? Share with the group your experience with forgiveness.

6. End with reading Psalm 51 as a group as a prayer.

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Is what your doing good?

Jason Johnson, December 10, 2017
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Lordship - Magnifying the Gospel

Daniel Tai, December 17, 2017
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Special Topic: Being Great in God's Kingdom

Michael Shin, December 31, 2017
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