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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 6:25-34

Carefully Think Read Matthew 6:25-34. What is the connection between this passage and Matthew 6:19-24? What is the "therefore" referring to in 6:25? What issues of life does Jesus bring up over which we should not be anxious? What is the point behind the illustrations of the birds of the air and the flowers of the field in 6:26-30? According to 6:30, what is misplac...

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Preparing for Sunday - Critical Questions Concerning the Lord's Supper

Preparing Your Heart for the Table Read 1 Corinthians 10:16-17. What does the cup at the Lord's table suggest? What does 1 Corinthians 10:17 suggest about us when we take the bread together? Read 1 Corinthians 11:17-34. What does it mean to "remember" the Lord when you take of the elements? How are you examining yourself and your relationship to the rest of the churc...

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Preparing for Sunday-The Gospel and Abortion

Carefully Think Read through Psalm 139. What details do you see in this psalm that speak to the issues involved in the subject of abortion? Read Psalm 139:13-16 again. How much is God involved in life even before conception? Read Jeremiah 1:5. What does it mean that God "knew" Jeremiah before he was formed in the womb? What else had God determined for Jereimaih befor...

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Preparing for Sunday - 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Carefully Think Read 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5 How does Paul describe God's wisdom and what role does preaching play in it? What do Jews and Greeks seek in distinction from what believers seek (1:22-23)? What is Christ to those who believe (1:24). What characterized Paul's preaching when he came to the city of Corinth (2:1, 4)? What did Paul avoid in his preaching (2:...

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Preparing for Sunday - Paul Meinsen

This Sunday, Paul Meinsen, Missouri State Director forCapitol Commission, will be preaching as a part of our Morning Gathering. Paul is a native Missourian; born in Joplin and raised in Springfield. He is the oldest of four boys who grew up in a Christian home that taught the importance of honoring God and loving His people. After graduating from Central High School in S...

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