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1 Welcome Ben Marquez Director of Discipleship 316.737.6383

2 Week 11: Q & A 1.Is God Arrogant? Acts 17 24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. “We delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation.” ~C.S. Lewis~

3 Week 11: Q & A 2.How important is it for Christians to fellowship with other believers? Genesis 2 18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone. Hebrews 10 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

4 Week 11: Q & A 3. What is the difference between non-theism and atheism? The two tenants of atheism are: 1) God doesn’t exist. 2) I hate him. ~Douglas Wilson~

5 Week 11: Q & A 4. I have a friend who doesn't believe in the Trinity and that Jesus isn't God. How do you think he would respond to Titus 2:13, “The glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ (NIV)?” It seems to me that Jesus Christ is the "great God and Savior." Also, in I Thess.1:12, "according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ" can also be translated "according to the grace of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ," NIV. It looks like the same thing, Jesus Christ is "our God and Lord."

6 Week 11: Q & A The Old Testament constantly insists that there is only one God, the self-revealed Creator, who must be worshiped and loved exclusively (Deut. 6:4-5; Isa. 44:6– 45:25). The New Testament agrees (Mark 12:29-30; 1 Cor. 8:4; Eph. 4:6; 1 Tim. 2:5) but speaks of three personal agents, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, working together in the manner of a team to bring about salvation (Rom. 8; Eph. 1:3-14; 2 Thess. 2:13-14; 1 Pet. 1:2). The historic formulation of the Trinity (derived from the Latin word trinitas, meaning “threeness”) seeks to circumscribe and safeguard this mystery (not explain it; that is beyond us), and it confronts us with perhaps the most difficult thought that the human mind has ever been asked to handle. It is not easy; but it is true. ~J.I. Packer~

7 Week 11: Q & A 5. Was Adam the first human? Acts 17 26 And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, 27 that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him.

8 Week 11: Q & A 6. What is your biggest concern regarding discipleship? Ephesians 2 1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

9 Week 11: Q & A 6. What is your biggest concern regarding discipleship? Deuteronomy 6 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

10 Week 11: Q & A 7. When should a child enter into corporate worship? Joel 2 15 Blow the trumpet in Zion; consecrate a fast; call a solemn assembly; 16 gather the people. Consecrate the congregation; assemble the elders; gather the children, even nursing infants. Let the bridegroom leave his room, and the bride her chamber. The Paths of Worldliness We must be careful of the pride of desecrating the Lord’s Day and neglecting worship services. How proud we must be to think that we don’t need to set one day aside to worship the Lord and to receive the kind of spiritual food that will nurture us for the coming week. Let us set the pattern of Sabbath worship for ourselves as well as for our dear children. ~Joel Beeke, Bringing the Gospel to Covenant Children~

11 Week 11: Q & A 8. Do you have any suggestions about how to do family worship? Ephesians 6 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

12 Week 11: Q & A 8. Do you have any suggestions about how to do family worship?

13 Week 11: Q & A 9. How can I help a person know Christ? 1 Corinthians 9 22 To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. 23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings. Romans 10 14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” 17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

14 Week 11: Q & A 10. There is a lot of anger in my family, how do I help the situation? Every painful thing we experience in relationships is meant to remind us of our need for God. So while relationships are not inherently dangerous, the expectations we bring to them can be. ~Paul Tripp & Tim Lane, Relationships: A Mess Worth Making~

15 Week 11: Q & A 10. There is a lot of anger in my family, how do I help the situation? Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14 There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. James 1:19-20

16 Week 11: Q & A 10. There is a lot of anger in my family, how do I help the situation? Romans 12 9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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