Debating the Resurrection | Mar. 12, 2017

Getting Started

  • Tell us about a time you made a hasty decision in a moment without considering the long term effects? Did it work out or did you regret it?
  • How do you see our culture motivating us to make impulsive decisions?

Community Discussion

  • The Sadducees rejected the resurrection and were, therefore, wrong about the scriptures and the power of God according to Jesus. We too reject the resurrection functionally because of peer pressure, pride, ignorance, and personal experience. In what ways are we functionally rejecting the resurrection of Jesus, and it's implications on our lives?
  • The resurrection is vital to our faith, in fact, the Apostle Paul stated without the resurrection our faith is in vain. Two major implications of the Christian life absent of the resurrection are that there would be no eternal consequences or no eternal hope. Life as we know it currently would be all there is. How do these truths shape the way we make decisions? How do these truths provide hope in hopeless situations?
  • How does what we believe about the resurrection directly affect the way we do life together in our community? How does what we believe about the resurrection directly affect the way we do life with our unbelieving neighbors, family, and friend?

Further Discussion

Discipleship

  • The Sadducees rejected the resurrection and were, therefore, wrong about the scriptures and the power of God according to Jesus. We too reject the resurrection functionally because of peer pressure, pride, ignorance, and personal experience. In what ways are you functionally rejecting the resurrection of Jesus, and it's implications on your life?
  • The resurrection is vital to our faith, in fact, the Apostle Paul stated without the resurrection our faith is in vain. Two major implications of the Christian life absent of the resurrection are that there would be no eternal consequences or no eternal hope. Life as we know it currently would be all there is. How do these truths shape the way you make decisions? How do these truths provide hope in hopeless situations?
  • How does what you believe about the resurrection directly affect the way you do life with your unbelieving neighbors, family, and friend? How does what you believe about the resurrection directly affect the way your approach the ordinary things in life? ie. work, school, family etc.

Family

  • In what ways does the reality of the resurrection affect the way you live life as a family? How does it affect the way you make decisions as a family? How does it affect the way you relate to your spouse? How does it affect the way you parent your children?
  • How has the reality of the resurrection affected the way your family approaches mission in your neighborhoods? What are some ways your family has mocked the resurrection with your actions?
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