03: Christ and Religious Tradition – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for Christ and Religious Tradition April 16, 2014] 1. Intro. We like to think that “other” churches teach the doctrines of men while “our” church believes in doctrines that are 100% from God. Is it possible for “our” church members today to prefer hand-me-down beliefs to the clear Word of God? Is it wrong to … [Click to read more …]

02: Christ and the Law of Moses – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for Christ and the Law of Moses April 9, 2014] 1. Introduction. What is your attitude toward the Mosaic law? When you read the Bible through, how do the descriptions of feasts and sacrifices and other rituals as described in the Old Testament affect you? Are you ever tempted to skim past those … [Click to read more …]

01: Introduction and Christ and His Law – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for Laws in Christ’s Day April 2, 2014] 1. The law offends the evil one. What is there about the divine law that Satan hates so much? Since he can’t do away with it, how does he treat God’s law? How far into our daily lives does the law of God extend? Is everything that … [Click to read more …]

13: The Cost of Discipleship – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for The Cost of Discipleship March 26, 1014] 1. A promise of persecution. Have you ever been persecuted? What do you think of Paul’s admonishing us with these startling words: “All who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted”? (2 Tim 3:12). What would you say if Peter … [Click to read more …]

11: Discipling Spiritual Leaders – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for Discipling Spiritual Leaders March 12, 2014] 1. Choosing the Twelve. Did Jesus choose the twelve disciples because of their broad experience and proven leadership skills? Did He take a chance with each one? Or did He know they’d come out all right? But wait a minute. Did they? How could someone walk with Jesus … [Click to read more …]

10: Discipling the Nations – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for Discipling the Nations March 5, 2014] 1. “My house…of prayer for all nations.” When you find a place in your church this Sabbath for the worship service, will you think of yourself being in a “house of all nations”? How do the intense efforts of the evil one to separate us from one another in … [Click to read more …]

09: Discipling the Powerful – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for Discipling the Powerful February 26, 2014] 1. Introduction.  Have you ever thought of yourself as powerful? Have you ever held a position of authority that led others to think of you as powerful? When you were a youngster, did you ever long for a position that would place you as the person … [Click to read more …]

08: With the Rich and Famous – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for With the Rich and Famous February 19, 2014] 1. Richly Blessed. How well do you know the wealthiest people in your church?  Your community? Have you ever pled with God to make you rich? And promised to be faithful in your giving to God’s cause if you were? Have you attended workshops, read … [Click to read more …]