January 7, 2024

零缺點 Blameless

哥林多教會面對很問題但使徒保羅卻為他們感恩。本週,張國強牧師分享了如何在主耶穌的恩典下, 我們也能蒙祂的保守, 使我們在主的面前無可指摘, 零缺點。

The church of Corinth faced many challenges, yet the Apostle Paul was thankful for them. This week, Rev. Jeremiah Cheung shares how we are like the church of Corinth, for we, too, can be made blameless and faultless before the Lord by the grace and power of Jesus Christ.

Read Today’s Scripture Passage

1 Cor 1:4-9

Life Group Discussion Guide

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1. Start with a prayer

2. Engage one another (15-30 mins)
• Share a recent encounter in which you experienced God’s faithfulness, even in moments of your unfaithfulness. How did this encourage you in your faith journey?

3. Engage the mind (15-20 mins)
• Read the passage. Why would Paul gratefully state positive things in verses 4-9 when the Corinthian church had several unrepentant issues?
• Take this time to search more about the background of the city and church of Corinth. How does learning about Corinth’s background impact your understanding of today’s message?

4. Engage the heart (15-20 mins)
• Consider the concept of common grace and special grace. How does the awareness of God’s common grace impact your interactions with people who may not be believers?
• Reflect on the distinction between having spiritual gifts and living a Spirit-filled life. How do you prioritize cultivating a Spirit-filled life in your day-to-day actions? What prevents you from doing so?

5. Engage the hands (15-20 mins)
• In what ways do you recognize and appreciate the spiritual gifts within your community? How can you actively contribute to the building up of the body of Christ through your unique gifts?
• How can your Life Group/family/community balance the appreciation of spiritual gifts with a focus on cultivating a Spirit-filled life? How can you foster an environment where both aspects are valued?

6. Engage with God in prayer (20-30 mins)
• Praise God for He has covered us with the robe of Christ’s righteousness, for His name’s sake, and has promised to keep and sustain us through every season of our lives, until we stand in His presence and are presented to Him as blameless. Pray that God continues to enable you to finish the work He has given you to do, for His praise and glory.
• Ask the Heavenly Father to search you, to identify any area in your life that is not pleasing to Him. Pray that you live a godly life in Christ Jesus and in submissive obedience to the Holy Spirit so that you may fulfill all that He has in store for you. Repent for the times you’ve resisted to make or take the opportunities He has given you. Praise Him that He is faithful even when we are faithless and that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

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