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Thursday, Aug. 19th, 2021 Learning Community for Senior Church Leaders with Matthew Bates, hosted by

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Session 1

  1. What false gospel have you heard recently, either culturally or in the church?
  2. When you discover that the gospel also proclaims the implications of the kingdom now, how does that apply today in political and social contexts?
  3. What does it mean to you to accept as gospel that Jesus is king? How does that (or can that) change your life?
  4. Share your experience being discipled thus far in life. Have you made yourself available to be discipled and then to disciple others?

Session 2

  1. Describe what self-rule can look like in your life.
  2. Of the four benefits of the gospel to Christians (adoption, right-standing with God, Holy Spirit fruit, and eternal life), which is the most difficult for you to accept and live out?
  3. How is “image restoration” a helpful description for God’s plan for humans? What excites you about what image restoration could look like in your life?

Session 3

  1. Read Galatians 4:4–5. What does this imply about how long God has been the Father and how
    long Jesus has been part of the Trinity? For more clarification, see John 1:1–3.
  2. How does the fact that the Son came to earth with two natures (God and human) impact your relationship with him?
  3. Read 2 Timothy 2:11–13. What does it mean to die with Christ? To endure with him? How have you personally seen others do these things?

Session 4

  1. What does it mean to “bear witness” to Jesus’ kingship in word and deed?
  2. What is your three-minute personal faith story?
  3. As a disciple of Jesus, what are some specific ways that your walk matches your talk? In what areas do you struggle with this?
  4. How would you share the gospel’s purpose, how it has touched your life, and the joy that it brings you?