11: The Christian Life – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for The Christian Life December 12, 2012]  1. The Christian. What is a Christian? By that definition, are you a Christian? Are you saved by your faith as a Christian? or by your works? What did the apostle James think about faith compared to works in the Christian life? Was he a legalist? … [Click to read more …]

10: The Law and the Gospel – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for The Law and the Gospel December 5, 2012] 1. The law and the gospel. Do the words “law” and “gospel” seem somewhat contradictory? Why? Does the concept of “love” belong to both the law and the gospel? Under all circumstances? Under any circumstances? When you’re in love, deeply in love, with someone, … [Click to read more …]

09: The Church: Rites and Rituals – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for The Church: Rites and Rituals November 28, 2012] 1. Baptism. How vivid is the memory of your baptism? Did you feel triumphant? courageous? curious? scared? What about the week after your baptism? Had the feelings faded? Did you ever leave the church or become lax in observing key  teachings of your church? If so, … [Click to read more …]

08: The Church: In Service to Humanity – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for The Church: In Service to Humanity November 21, 2012] 1. The essence of church. When did you go to church last? Were you blessed by being there? Were you able to share Christian love with someone who was there? What is church? Do you think Satan goes to church every week? According to … [Click to read more …]

07: Arming for Victory – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought Questions for Arming for Victory November 14, 2012] 1. Arming ourselves. Before loading yourself down with shields and helmets, wouldn’t you like to be sure you’re really going to battle? I mean, what’s the use of building up your defenses if nobody is going to attack? Even more important, what kind of a battle … [Click to read more …]

06: Victory Over Evil Forces – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought Starters for Victory Over Evil Forces November 7, 2012] 1. Religious power. What wars can you think of that were fought in the name of religion or religious values? How much persecution had its roots in religious zeal? Have you seen the battle between Christ and Satan raging where you live and work this week? … [Click to read more …]

05: Growing in Christ – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought Questions for Growing in Christ October 31, 2012] 1. Our victory. It’s not automatic, or is it? Since God has enough love to save everyone in the universe, why doesn’t He? If there was no devil alive to tempt us, to glorify sin, could we be good enough to be saved? Isn’t it the … [Click to read more …]

04: Salvation: The Only Solution – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for Salvation: The Only Solution October 24, 2012] 1. Salvation the only solution. Since we can’t have a solution without a problem, what is the problem that salvation addresses? If you said, “sin,” what sin or sins are you including? Did Satan’s sin and rebellion long ago define the need and set the stage … [Click to read more …]