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1 Corinthians - July 7

1 Corinthians - July 7

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Discussion Questions

-Take a moment to read Northside’s belief’s statement (http://www.gonorthside.com/webelieve). Do you have any questions about these? 

-What are some of the reasons that Paul was addressing head coverings with the Corinthians? 

-We don’t have “dress codes” at Northside, but what do you think is proper attire for worship? What would be “improper”?

-What is your general posture toward authority? (In regards to God’s authority over all, authority that God has given to elders and pastors in the church, and the authority that God has given husbands over their families?) Where have you seen or experienced authority used properly? 

-Read 11:17-34 - What does this passage say about the meaning of communion?

-Does it address anything about communion that you haven’t known or recognized before? 

-What does it mean to take communion in an “unworthy manner”, and how you think we should “examine ourselves”?



1 Corinthians - June 30

1 Corinthians - June 30

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

-Where do your desires naturally come from? How can you practically change what you desire? 

-We recently spent nearly a year studying the book of Exodus, which Paul references here… what point do you think he was making to the Corinthians from the example of the Israelites during the Exodus? 

-What are some of the “evil desires” that Paul addresses? What were the consequences? Do you think the Corinthian church learn from the Israelites example? Do you think the church today has learned? 

-Paul spends a lot of time addressing meat sacrificed to idols, what are some examples of this concept in our lives today? 

-What is idolatry and why does it matter? 

-Read verses 23, 24, 33… what does Paul conclude should be our primary motive as followers of Christ?



1 Corinthians - June 23

1 Corinthians - June 23

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. What are some ways that another person’s generosity has impacted your life?

  2. What kind of perceptions do people have about a pastor’s finances? Do you think it is important to take care of a pastor and his family? Why?

  3. Did you have a time in your life where you did not regularly give through a local church, but then chose to do so? Why the change? Why do some people choose not to give regularly and sacrificially?

  4. Why does the Bible seem to compel us again and again to speak the gospel?

  5. What was it about the person that led you to Christ that you believe made them particularly effective?

  6. What opportunities do you have that you can leverage for the good of others?



1 Corinthians - June 16

1 Corinthians - June 16

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

1 Corinthians 8

  1. Anyone have a story about a time that you had to just give up? What’s the difference between giving up and giving over?

  2. How does our understanding of God shape our actions?

  3. What does it mean to have “freedom on Christ?” Why must we be humble with this freedom in Christ?

  4. We talked about things that are commanded in Scripture - what are some of those commandments? We talked about things that are condemned. What are some of those? In the middle we find “checkbox” items. What are examples of checkbox items? 

  5. What are some examples of what we can do to do “whatever it takes” to reach our friends, family, and neighbors?

1 Corinthians - June 9

1 Corinthians - June 9

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

Think of a couple you know that is married who exhibit a joy-filled marriage. What is it about their marriage that made you think of them?

Does our culture always have a positive view of marriage?

How does marriage help push us closer to Jesus?

Does anyone in the group have a story about living out a “faithful presence” with an unbeliever?

Does Christian culture always have a positive view of singleness?

What part of the sermon was helpful in leading us to better understand singleness?