Below are the questions for Lord’s Prayer Series “Lord Teach Us To Pray: On Earth as it is in Heaven”
Read Matthew 6:10.
How do you understand heaven? How is God’s will done in heaven? In Matthew 6:19-34, Jesus talks about the treasures of earth and heaven. How do these contrast in our own day?
How does heaven define what the good life is? How is this different from what someone might describe the good life to be if they didn’t believe in heaven.
Most thought about heaven is directed to its importance as a destination for believers in some future day. Why does Jesus say we should pray that God’s will and kingdom come to earth as they are in heaven? How do we look to heaven to “get our bearings” now while we are on earth?
Read Revelation 21:1-7
Describe what John sees (also look at 3:12, Isaiah 60:11-22, Isaiah 65:17-19; 66:22). What kind of picture do you get of heaven. From Revelation 21, what is new (also look at Rev. 2:17, 3:12). In what ways (also look at 7:15-17)? Why?
Find all the expressions of God’s will (also look at Ezek. 37:27, Isaiah 25:8, Isaiah 35:10, 43:19, and 55:1).
Contrast the former things and the new things. What is new?
Do you think that the Disciple’s Prayer moves us to be satisfied with life here on earth, or does it move us to pray and work for things to be different, even before Jesus comes again? Why?
Bible Study Questions following the Sermon of 10/20/13
“your Kingdom come, your will be done”
Listed below are the questions for Covenant Groups this week based off of the sermon for October 13th - Hallowed Be Thy Name:
Listed below are the small group questions for your Covenant Groups for this week following this Sunday's Worship service (October 6th). Please don't feel like you MUST go through all these questions - they are just a guide. Perhaps there are 4 or 5 that really seem helpful to you and your group?
Before beginning, allow people to share if they sponsored a child through Covenant Kids Congo on Sunday and what that experience means for them.
Read Isaiah 58:6-12
Pray together that your faithfulness will be rewarded by God’s miraculous providence and that together with God, we might seriously contribute to changing the world for the glory of God.
This Saturday, over at ChangePoint Church, there is a Men's Summit that you may want to check out. The website for the even can be found here. Notable is that two of the presenters are Covenant pastors: Dan Krause of Chugach Covenant Church and Brad Bergfalk of Community Covenant Church in Eagle River. The event is something that you can attend all of just a portion of, so if you are a man and have some time this Saturday, I'd recommend you check it out.
We hope we'll have many contributors from our congregation. I imagine we will have regular and occasional contributors. If you'd like to contribute a poem, a photo, a devotion or anything that you believe enhances our life together, please contact Pastor Criss to learn about posting.