Posts by Mark Kernan (Page 2)

Posts by Mark Kernan (Page 2)

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…

Sermon Discussion: Pursue Joy in Humble Sevice

Philippians 2:1–4 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from April 22, “Pursue Joy” (Phil 2:1–4). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (Click for PDF) Main Idea: The joy of Christian unity begins with you. Sermon Outline: I. Your New Life in Christ (Phil 2:1) II. Your Humble Pursuit of Gospel Unity (Phil 2:2–4) III. Your Passionate Pursuit of Joy in Jesus Discussion Questions:…

Sermon Discussion: The Gospel-Centered Life (Part 2): A Clear Sign

The Gospel-Centered Life (part 2) The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from April 16, “The Gospel-Centered Life (part 2)” (Phil 1:27–30). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (Link to PDF) Main Idea: Faith in Jesus and suffering for Jesus are divine gifts that demonstrate you truly belong to Jesus. [That you are a citizen of kingdom of heaven]. Sermon Outline: Understand the foundation…

Sermon Discussion: The Fruit of Christian Hedonism

Philippians 1:21–26 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from February 11, “The Fruit of Christian Hedonism” (Phil 1:21–26). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. Link to PDF. Main Idea: Love is the overflow of joy and satisfaction in God that gladly meets the needs of other people.[1] Sermon Outline: I. Paul’s Singular Manifesto (Phil 1:21) II. Paul’s Personal Dilemma (Phil 1:22–23) III. Paul’s…

Sermon Discussion: Gospel Hope—The Foundation for Christian Hedonism

Philippians 1:18b–26 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon on February 4, “Gospel Hope: The Foundation of Christian Hedonism” (Phil 1:18b–26). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection. Click for PDF. Passage Outline: I. The Situation: Unstoppable Advance of the Gospel (1:12–17) II. The Response: Unbridled Celebration (1:18) A. Present Celebration of the Gospel’s Advance (1:18a) B. Anticipation of Future Celebration (1:18b–26) C. His Steadfast Hope of…

Sermon Discussion: Gospel Perspective (pt 2)

Philippians 1:12–18 The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon on February 25, “Gospel Perspective (pt. 2)” (Phil 1:12–18). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection. Link to PDF. The Passage Main Point (1:12–18) The gospel completely reshapes our perspective by redefining the nature of true success. I.  The Situation: Unstoppable Advance of the Gospel (1:12–17) A. Advancing through imprisonment (1:13) B. Advancing though ever-increasing boldness (1:14) C.…
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