This Thursday we will be entering into a new chapter of Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology. Chapter 19 (pages 397-408) of his book explains the doctrine of angels. Over the next two weeks we will be answering the questions “what are angels?” and “Why did God create them?”
In addition to our systematic study we will be discussing the Gospel Community Group questions from Sunday’s sermon.
Gospel Community Group Questions
1. What particular area of your life is God
working on the most? (e.g. Fear, control, pride, etc)Share with your group.
2. Do you struggle with trusting God to work everything for good in your life? What particular things do you struggle trusting God with?
3. Do you have an example of God working a difficult circumstance/situation in your life for good? Share.
4. How are you doing in your role as a husband/wife? If you are not married, how are you doing in your singleness?
5. How can your group pray for you this week? Share.
I’m looking forward to a great discussion!
Last week we did not get very far in our study as we spent a good amount time discussing the Gospel Community Group Questions. This week we will continue our discussion on prayer. We will continue to follow the study focus laid out by Wayne Grudem in his Systematic Theology book pages 382-392. We will be examining the criteria for an effective prayer life, praying according to God’s will, praying with faith, obedience, confession of sin, humility, earnest prayers, waiting on the Lord, praying in private, praying with others, fasting, praise, and thanksgiving.
See you there!
This week at youth we will continue our discussion on prayer. We will continue to follow the study focus laid out by Wayne Grudem in his Systematic Theology book pages 382-392. We will be examining the criteria for an effective prayer life: praying according to God’s will, praying with faith, obedience, confession of sin, humility, earnest prayers, waiting on the Lord, praying in private, praying with others, fasting, praise, and thanksgiving.
Lord willing we will also discuss a few of the Gospel Community Group questions related to Sunday’s sermon.
1. Have you ever been embarrassed to stand for the belief in the return of Christ? Why do you think? Share.
2. Why do you think mainstream Christianity has become so fascinated and overly focused on end times?
3. What key things does scripture clearly teach about the return of Christ? Support with scripture.
4. How could you minister to a new believer or non believer that is fearful of end times and the return of Christ?
5. If Christ were to return today, would you be ready for Him? Why or why not? Share with your group.
See you Thursday @ 7!
This week at youth, we will be discussing the doctrine and application of prayer in the life of a believer. The format of our discussion will come from chapter 18 of Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology book (pages 376-381). Our discussion will focus on why God wants us to pray and the effectiveness of our prayers.
In addition to doing a systematic study on prayer, we will spend some time discussing a couple of the Gospel Community Group questions related to last Sunday’s sermon.
2 Peter 2:17-22
1. How would you respond to a Christian friend who believed that one’s salvation could be lost and asked you the question “Because of the sin in my life, I think I may have lost my salvation. How can I know for sure?”
2. What is the proper biblical view on eternal security? What scriptures support this view? Share.
3. What advice would you give a Christian brother or sister who continually fell into a pattern of habitual sin, yet did not know how to stop?
4. How is your current battle with sin? Remember, we are all sinners saved by grace! Use this time to confess and encourage.
5. You are saved by the grace of God. Read Romans 8:35-39 as a group. What thoughts come to mind after hearing this passage? Share.
See you Thursday @ 7!
Tonight at youth, we will continue to examine the providence of God (chapter 16 Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology). I’m especially looking forward to tonight’s discussion as we will be looking at scripture discussing the issues of God’s decrees, man’s responsibility, and the presence of evil.
See you tonight!
Tonight at youth, we will be examining the various aspects of God’s providence. Grudem defines and scripture supports that God’s providence means that God is “continually involved with all created things in such a way that he (1) keeps them existing and maintaining the properties with which he created them; (2) cooperates with created things in every action, directing their distinctive properties to cause them to act as they do; and (3) directs them to fulfill his purposes.” 
I’m looking forward to examining scripture and discussing this very important and relevant topic with the youth of Emmaus!
See you tonight….. Lord willing!
 Grudem, Wayne (1994). Systematic Theology. Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA; Zondervan Publishing House.