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Date: May 26, 2024

Text: Philippians 1:3-11 

1) What particularly stood out to you from this sermon? Was anything significantly reassuring or challenging?
2) Who are some people you thank the Lord for putting in your life?  How might we pray for them and their ministry more effectively?
3) What does it mean to be in “partnership in the gospel” with others?  What are some of the risks associated with this partnership?  What are some of the benefits?  
4) How can Paul be sure of what he wrote in verse 6?  Are you?  Why or why not?  How should we respond to this reality?
5) How can we tell if our love abounds “more and more”?  How does Paul link our affections, attitudes, and behaviors here?  What does this teach us?  
6) How does the reality that the day of Christ is coming encourage you?  How should we respond to this reality?
7) What is the fruit of righteousness?  Where does it come from?  What steps can we take to cultivate this fruit in our lives?    
 
Prayer Book Questions 
1) How do we tend to neglect the Holy Spirit in our planning? Do we regularly include prayer as a part of planning?
2) Do you pray and ask the Lord what He wants as you are planning your life and activities?
3) How could prayer saturate your planning (whether it’s your daily to-do lists, vacations, life goals)? What could that look like in the church?

Date: May 19, 2024

Text: Isaiah 40:1-11

1. What particularly stood out to you from this sermon? Was anything significantly encouraging or challenging?
2. What tools has God given us to know Him better?  How might we use those means of grace more effectively?
3. Who is included in Isaiah’s original audience?  Why was this message particularly important for them to hear?  Who needs to hear this message from us today?
4. What had the people of Judah done to earn their release?  What have we done to earn our release from sin?  How should we respond to this reality?
5. Why was Babylon such a formidable enemy?  How was Babylon captured?  What does this teach us?  
6. How does the reality that the Word of God stands forever encourage you?  How should we respond to this reality?
7. What do we learn about God in this passage?  What characteristic described here is particularly encouraging to you?  Convicting?    

Prayer Book Questions (Chapter 11) 
Chapter 11
1. Where do we see the pattern of dying and rising in Scripture?
2. How does prayer also follow this pattern of dying to self and rising? How is this different from what we encounter every day in our instant gratification culture?
3. Where have you seen God working out the dying and rising pattern in your own life?