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Sermon Qs 09/02

Sermon Qs 09/02

Text: Isaiah 58 (read as group)

Begin with sharing general thoughts about the Sermon/Sermon Text

1. Continue to discuss how your view of the sabbath has changed over this teaching series on the sabbath, and what new additions or subtractions you (and your family) have purposed in your observance of the Lord’s day (and why). Spend time discussing and sharing with your group.

Family Application: Discuss this week’s Catechism questions and share how to communicate these truths to your family.

Gospel Sharing Application: Share about ways in which you have been able to share, proclaim, display, or model the Gospel during this last week.

Verse for meditation: 13 “If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath,
from doing your pleasure[c] on my holy day,
and call the Sabbath a delight
and the holy day of the Lord honorable;
if you honor it, not going your own ways,
or seeking your own pleasure,[d] or talking idly;[e]
14 then you shall take delight in the Lord,
and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth;[f]
I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father,
for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” (Isaiah 58:13-14)

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Sermon Qs 08/26

Sermon Qs 08/26

Text: Hebrews 3:7-4:11 (read as group)

Begin with sharing general thoughts about the Sermon/Sermon Text

1. Discuss and display the NT support of the continued sabbath keeping (Hebrews 3:7-4:11)
2. How does Heb 3:7-4:11 shed light on the practical application of the sabbath? In other words, how does this scripture text better helps us in knowing “how” to keep the sabbath?
3. What are some recent additions or subtractions that you have made in your sabbath practice as a family and/or individual? Share with your group based on what you have learned about the sabbath through this series?

Family Application: Discuss this week’s Catechism questions and share how to communicate these truths to your family.

Gospel Sharing Application: Share about ways in which you have been able to share, proclaim, display, or model the Gospel during this last week.

Verse for meditation: 8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. 9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; 10 for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works,[e] just as God did from his. 11 Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience. (Heb 4:8-11)

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Sermon Qs 08/19

Text: Acts 20:7-16 (read as group)

Begin with sharing general thoughts about the Sermon/Sermon Test

1. Discuss how your perspective of the sabbath has changed (or been further confirmed) during this study on the sabbath.
2. Discuss what Acts 20 when Paul is preaching reveals about the NT practice of meeting on the Lord’s day and observing the sabbath.
3. What are some recent additions or subtractions that you have made in your sabbath practice as a family and/or individual? Share with your group.

Family Application: Discuss this week’s Catechism questions and share how to communicate these truths to your family.

Gospel Sharing Application: Share about ways in which you have been able to share, proclaim, display, or model the Gospel during this last week.

Verse for meditation: 7 On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread… (Acts 20:7a)

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Sermon Qs 08/05

Text: Gen 2:1-3 (read as group)

Begin with sharing general thoughts about the Sermon/Sermon Test

1. In what specific and practical ways did Christ keep the Sabbath Perfectly?
2. In what specific ways did Christ correct or change the legalistic teachings of the pharisees concerning the Sabbath? Give examples and discuss.
3. Christ taught in Matthew 12:7 that the Sabbath Day was to be used to show “mercy”. What does this mean and how does that apply practically to believers today?

Family Application: Discuss this week’s Catechism questions and share how to communicate these truths to your family.

Gospel Sharing Application: Share about ways in which you have been able to share, proclaim, display, or model the Gospel during this last week.

Verse for meditation: 7 And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. (Matt 12:7)

Sermon: The Sabbath: As Observed By Christ Prior To His Resurrection: Genesis 2:1-3

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Sermon Qs 07/29

Text: Gen 2:1-3 (read as group)

Begin with sharing general thoughts about the Sermon/Sermon Test

1. What further reasons were given this week in support of keeping, honoring, and obeying the sabbath?
2. Read as a group the LBC of 1689 22:7 and 8 (as listed and discussed in the sermon) and discuss its meaning and applications.
3. Below are the 5 points from Sunday’s sermon. Review and discuss each one as a group and their applications to the Christian life.
-1. Under Moses the Sabbath day remained substantially the same.
-2. Under Moses the Sabbath day contained a gospel promise and a word of condemnation.
-3. Under Moses the Sabbath day was a day for convocation.
-4. Under Moses Sabbath observance was more rigorous.
-5. Under Moses there was an expectation that the Sabbath would remain and yet be altered with
the coming of the Messiah and the establishment of the New Covenant.

Family Application: Discuss this week’s Catechism questions and share how to communicate these truths to your family.

Gospel Sharing Application: Share about ways in which you have been able to share, proclaim, display, or model the Gospel during this last week.

Verse for reflection/meditation-
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. 3 So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. (Genesis 2:1-3)

Sermon: The Sabbath: From Moses to Christ:  Genesis 2:1-3

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Sermon Qs 07/22

Text: 2 Tim 2 (read as group)

Begin with sharing general thoughts about the Sermon/Sermon Test

1. Discuss each of Pauls 3 analogies (Soldier, Athlete, Farmer) and the implications and applications of each. Which analogy was the most impactful and why?
2. Paul clearly displays that all that he did in his Christian life was for the sake of the gospel of Christ. Regardless of what you do for a living: 1. Are you currently abiding with Christ being your central focus? And 2. What are some practical things in your life that display Christ’s headship in all things?
3. Paul says in vs. 18 that the irreverent babble that was leading to ungodliness was the teaching that the resurrection had taken place. What are some additional examples of “irreverent babble” that might take place in the Church today?

Family Application: Discuss this week’s Catechism questions and share how to communicate these truths to your family.

Gospel Sharing Application: Share about ways in which you have been able to share, proclaim, display, or model the Gospel during this last week.

Verse for reflection/meditation-
8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, 9 for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. (2 Tim 2:8-10)

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Sermon Qs 07/15/18

Text: Genesis 2:1-3 (read as group)

Begin with sharing general thoughts about the Sermon/Sermon Test

1. What things about the sabbath make it very simple? What things about the sabbath make it complex? Discuss.
2. What changes did the sabbath undergo in the days of Moses under Israel’s deliverance from Egypt? At the time of man’s fall from innocence into sin?
3. In 3 words or less, state “WHY” we should keep and observe the sabbath day. Share with your group.

Family Application: Discuss this week’s Catechism questions and share how to communicate these truths to your family.

Gospel Sharing Application: Share about ways in which you have been able to share, proclaim, display, or model the Gospel during this last week.

“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.” (Genesis 2:1–3, ESV)

Sermon: The Sabbath: From Adam to Moses: Genesis 2:1-3

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Sermon Qs 07/08/18

Text: Genesis 2:1-3 (read as group)

Begin with sharing general thoughts about the Sermon/Sermon Test

1.Why was the sabbath created, according to Gen 2:1-3?
2. When was the sabbath instituted and why is this important?
3. How should the sabbath be observed? Take time to share with your group certain things you (and your family) do to honor this day and be obedient to the command.

Family Application: Discuss this week’s Catechism questions and share how to communicate these truths to your family.

Gospel Sharing Application: Share about ways in which you have been able to share, proclaim, display, or model the Gospel during this last week.

“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.” (Genesis 2:1–3, ESV)

Sermon Notes- https://emmausrbc.org/2018/07/08/sermon-the-sabbath-as-old-as-creation-genesis-21-3/

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