During the current COVID-19 pandemic, we believe it is important to show solidarity with our health officials who are working to protect the lives of people in our community, city and country by limiting gatherings to less than five people.
Therefore, we have moved our worship service to an online format that will be available any time after 10:30am on April 19, 2020. Please join us online with your family to worship, listen to a biblically-based sermon and discuss together the provided questions at the end of the sermon.
If you are gathered with your family, please discuss the following questions together. Otherwise if you are participating in this online service alone, please join our Zoom meeting at 12:15pm to discuss the questions with Pastor Bill and others from our church community.
- Do you have any questions regarding sexual immorality and what the Bible teaches about it?
- Proverbs 5:18b-19 says: “And rejoice with the wife of your youth. As a loving deer and a graceful doe, let her breasts satisfy you at all times; and always be enraptured with her love.” What might be some practical ways to keep the flames of “rejoicing”, “being satisfied”, and “being enraptured” alive in a marriage?
- How can unmarried people honour marriage? (Hebrews 13:4)
- How does one “Put to death … whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires…”? (Colossians 3:5)
- After pointing out that lust and adultery of the heart are the same thing Jesus goes on to say: “If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.”
- In what way is Christ being literal here, and in what way is he using hyperbole?
- What is the connection between these verses and the previous verse (Matthew 5:28)?
- So what course of action is Jesus suggesting we do here?
- In 2 Peter 1:5-6, we are encouraged to “make every effort to add to your… knowledge, self control”.
- What is this command predicated upon? (Hint: first words of verse 5)
- What is the “reason” we aught to make this effort?
- Why would our “efforts” be futile if we do not first understand verses 3-4?
- Is it God’s work or our work to “escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires?