Posts by Mark Kernan

Posts by Mark Kernan

Sermon Discussion: Irrefutable Evidence

Sermon Discussion Questions: Irrefutable Evidence TEXT: 1 John 4:7–12 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from October 4th, “Irrefutable Evidence.” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF Link) Main Idea: Christians love one another because they are forever united to the ultimate source and expression of love—Jesus Christ. Outline: I. Brotherly Love is Necessary Evidence of Your New Birth (1 John 4:7–8) II.…

Sermon Discussion: Real Life Change

Sermon Discussion Questions: Real Life Change TEXT: Colossians 1:1–14 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from October 28th, “Real Life Change.” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF Link) Main Idea: Real life change is the natural product of an ever-growing delight and hope in Jesus Christ. Outline: I. Two Commands (Col 3:1–2) II. One Key III. Three Life Changing Truths (Col 3:1–4)…

Sermon Discussion: From Milk to Maturity

Sermon Discussion Questions: “From Milk to Maturity” Hebrews 5:11–6:3 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from October 21st, “From Milk to Maturity.” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF Link) Main Idea: The Path to Christian maturity requires diligent study and daily application. Outline: I. An Unexpected Digression (Heb 5:11–12a) II. Their Present Condition (Heb 5:12b–14) III. The Biblical Prescription Discussion Questions: (Read…

Sermon Discussion: The Savior, The Skeptic, and The Sinner

Sermon Discussion Questions: “The Savior, The Skeptic, and The Sinner” Luke 7:36–50 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from October 7, “The Savior, The Skeptic, and The Sinner” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF Link) Main Ideas: 1. Jesus forgives and saves every sinner that turns to him in repentant faith. 2. Your affections for Jesus expose your assessment of your sin.…

Sermon Discussion: The Essence of Christian Discipleship

Sermon Discussion Questions: The Essence of Christian Discipleship Matt 28:18–20 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from September 30th , “The Essence of Christian Discipleship.” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF Link) Main Question: What is the essence of Christian discipleship? Outline: I. A Personal Relationship NOT a List of Rules II. A Radical Reorientation NOT a Casual Association III. A Genuine…

Sermon Discussion: Contagious Joy

Sermon Discussion Questions: Contagious Joy Acts 2:31–47 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from September 23, “Contagious Joy” (Acts 2:31–47) The questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF Link) Main Idea: God’s people overflow with contagious joy when they treasure Jesus more than the treasures of this world. Outline: I. One Treasure (Acts 2:41–43) II. Four Pursuits (Acts 2:42; 44–45) III. One Corporate and…

Sermon Discussion: The Foundation of the Church

Sermon Discussion Guide: The Foundation of the Church Text: Matthew 16:13–19 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from September 16, “The Foundation of the Church” (Phil 2:12-13).  The questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection (Link to PDF). Main Question: What is this thing that we call the church? What is it? Where did it come from? How long will it exist? Sermon Outline: I.…

Sermon Discussion: Act the Miracle

Text: Philippians 2:12-13 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from May 13, “Act the Miracle” (Phil 2:12-13). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (Link to PDF) Main Idea:  If you really understand who Jesus is and what he has done for you, work out the salvation that he has already worked in you! Sermon Outline: I. The Nature of this Work (Phil 2:12) A.…

Sermon Discussion: Personal Conflict and the Cross of Christ

Text: Philippians 2:5–11 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from May 6, “Personal Conflict and the Cross of Christ” (Phil 2:5-11). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF Version) Main Idea: How does the gospel free me to find joy in the humble service of brothers and sisters in Christ who have deeply hurt me or someone I love? Sermon Outline: I. The…

Sermon Discussion: The Essence of True Humility

The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from April 29, “The Essence of True Humility” (Phil 2:5–11). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (Link to PDF) Main Idea: The gospel frees us to find joy in the humble service of others. Sermon Outline: I. The gospel celebrates the costliest act of self-denying humility in the history of mankind (Phil 2:6–11) A. The gospel is…
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