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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 8-9 & Resurrection Sunday

Carefully Think Read Matthew 8-9. Make a list of who is healed, of what they are healed, how they were healed, is anything about their faith described, and what was the response (if any is listed). What do these chapters teach about what it means to follow Jesus? Find all the references made to Jesus' authority. What do you learn? List all of the titles used to desc...

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REVISED SWBC Snow Schedule for Sunday, March 24

The area is again under a winter storm warning with the brunt of the storm due to hit the area by tomorrow morning, Sunday, March 24. Due to the large amounts of predicted snow the Sunday morning schedule is being revised. All adult Equipping Classes, student Sunday School, children's Sunday School, and 9 am nursery are cancelled. The Sunday Morning Gathering will take pl...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 7:28-29 & Chapters 5-7

Carefully Think Read Matthew 7:28-29. What was the crowd's response to Jesus sermon? Why? What was it about this sermon that separated Jesus' authority from that of the scribes? Who are the scribes? Read back through the Sermon on the Mount - Matthew 5-7. What are the major sections of this sermon and can you summarize each section? What are the themes emphasized ...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 7:24-27

Carefully Think Read Matthew 7:24-27. How does this passage relate to the previous three sections in 7:13-23? Two men who build a house are given as examples. What is similar between the two? What is different between the two men? In this context, what do "these words of mine" (vv 24, 26) refer to? How does this definition of "these words of mine" define what kind o...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 7:21-23

Carefully Think Read Matthew 7:21-23 What is the connection of this passage with the others in this section of 7:13-29? Why would "Lord" be repeated twice in how someone addressed Jesus? What is Jesus saying about himself when he indicates that some are calling him "Lord, Lord?" From reading this passage, when does this interchange between Jesus and a professing bel...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 7:15-20

Carefully Think Read Matthew 7:15-20. What are the characteristics of the False Prophets mentioned? What is "sheep's clothing" referring to? How do you know? Where in their lives(v 15) does the False Prophets "ravenous" nature exist? How does this fit with looking at the external fruit of the False Prophets? What is a False Prophet? What is most important to pay at...

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All Wednesday Evening Activities Cancelled

All activities for Wednesday, February 27, 2013 will be cancelled due to the snow storm. We look forward to seeing you at our Morning Gathering, Sunday, March 3!...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 7:13-14

Carefully Think Read Matthew 7:13-29. List the different analogies Jesus uses in these verses? What is he teaching through each of them? How do they relate to each other? Read Matthew 7:13-14 Why should we seek to enter through the narrow gate? What is this narrow gate leading to? How do you know from this context (cf. 5:20; 7:21)? What are the characteristics of th...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 7:7-12

Carefully Think Read Matthew 7:7-12. How does this section on prayer fit in this context? How do you know? Compare this with the similar account in Luke 11:9-13. Read John 1:12 and Matthew 7:11. What do these verses say about how God views those who are His children? What do these encouragements to pray say about our relationship with the Heavenly Father? What affect...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 7:1-6

Carefully Think Read Matthew 7:1-6. Sum up the main idea in one sentence. What does "judge" mean in this context? How do you know? What does it not mean in this context? Why? Compare this with 1 Corinthians 5:4. How do verses 3-5 help define what "judge" means in verse 1? What are the consequences of inappropriately judging someone else? Who is being judged in this ...

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