Bible Study Opportunities
Be Lights of the World – Mark Russell from Valparaiso, IN – Sun. Morning - 16th Being the world but not "of the world"…. What is the "friendship with the world" that is said to be "hostility toward God" How can we be "in the world but not of the world"? How can we be "Lights of the world"? What is the level and nature of our participation in the community *AUDIO FILE The Power of Influence – Mark Russell from Valparaiso, IN – Sun. 16th … What are some ways that we can ensure that our influence in the community will be for good? What are some important traits that we ought to demonstrate… such as cheerfulness, confidence, consecration… and others? What do we do to make sure God gets the glory and not ourselves? How would these traits effect us in the the community? How would the lack of them harm our influence? *AUDIO FILE Moderation in All Things-Keith Barclay from Normal, IL - Monday 17th …We live in a country where we are guaranteed the right of free speech. Does that mean we can say anything we want to? What limits should we place on ourselves as Christians that the Constitution does not. Can we overdo it? When is work "overdone"? Politics? Recreation? Etc. Why is it also important that these things not be "underdone"? *AUDIO FILE Becoming "All Things to all Men"-Andy Diestelkamp from Pontiac. IL - Tuesday 18th …How does this apply as we function in the community? To what extent ought this to be practiced? How can we learn to be more flexible and agreeable? Where can we not be flexible? *AUDIO FILE We Are Epistles of Christ-David Diestelkamp from Aurora, IL - Wednesday 19th …There was a marked change in the Corinthians when they became Christians. And, yet, they needed to learn how to live in their communities. They would continue to live and work there… they did not need to "go out of the world". Discuss some changes that took place in their lifestyles that made them drastically different from their unconverted neighbors. How does a disciple's life serve as an "epistle" that Christ sends into one's community? *AUDIO FILE Dealing With Personal Contacts-Matt Bassford- from Joliet, IL - Thursday 20th … What are some ways which we can "break the ice" as we function in the community as we seek to take our influence to the next level (from being a good example to a discussion about the gospel)? What are some "Hot topics" that many people will find stimulating to discuss? *AUDIO FILE Responsibilities - Beyond the Assembly - Making the Most of the Opportunity- Calvin Schlabach- from Hammond, IN - Friday 21st … Show that the responsibilities of discipleship extend into our everyday lives. Discuss taking advantage of opportunities, and ways one might create for himself opportunities to show Christ living in us as we live and function in our communities. *AUDIO FILE
The Christian and Community Involvement Presented by the Bradley Church of Christ Sept 16-21, 2007 (Sunday-Friday; 7:30 all evenings .