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The TASK

As a family, get together to discuss a few of these questions, based on Ken’s passage on Sunday January 17.

As a class, while we may not be able to get together, we CAN get on the phone and have a spiritual conversation. Will you commit to this process, to get more out of what Ken preaches on Sunday?

Ken 20210117LIFE GROUP QUESTIONS  

Warning – Part 1 (2 Peter 2:1-3) FOR 2020-01-20 

Introduction Questions: 

  1. What is your favorite proverb or wise saying (for example, “Haste makes waste”)?  
  2. What are few quotes that are attributed to the Bible, but are not? 
  3. What activities or pursuits are popular today? 

Message Outline: Warning, Part 1 

  1. Warning of False Voices (2 Peter 2:1)  
    1. Blatant  
      1. False teachers were very familiar 
      2. False teachers caused skepticism 
      3. False teachers did not speak wit divine authority 
      4. False teaching involves words that please man 
    2. Subtle 
  2. Warning of the Destruction of False Beliefs (2 Peter 2:2-3)  
    1. There exists the influence of false beliefs 
    2. Destructive behavior ensues 
    3. This forms a system of false belief 
    4. Many are led astray 
    5. The truth of Jesus is hidden  

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: 

  1. What did Peter warn his readers that false prophets would attempt to do? (2 Peter 2:1)  
  2. What did Peter say would happen when people followed false prophets? (2 Peter 2:2)  
  3. What did God do to the angels who had sinned? (2 Peter 2:4)  
  4. Whom did Peter say God protected? (2 Peter 2:5)  
  5. Who would you consider a false teacher today? Name names.  
  6. Should we read teachers we disagree with? 
    1. Should we read atheists like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens (Dawkins wrote the God Delusion; Hitchens claims Christianity is immoral, and is also the author of God is not Great)? 
    2. Should we read Tony Robbins (self-help, positive thinking – Norman Vincent Peale)? Oprah? Joel Osteen? Joyce MeyerCreflo Dollar?
  7. Is it innocent enough to listen to TV preachers whose theology might not be spot-on? Or, should we run far, far away? 
  8. What motivates false teachers? 
  9. 2 Peter 2.4-10a is one paragraph in the NIV, NASB. (This varies a bit by translation.)  
    1. What would you say is the main point of this paragraph?  
    2. Is there one sentence that summarizes the whole? 
    3. What do we learn about God from this paragraph? 
  10. What false prophets attempt to influence the church today?  
  11. Why is it important to know how God has dealt with unrighteous people in the past? 
  12. What false teachings do you need to expose as untrue? Watchtower? Mormonism? Westboro Baptist? Rob Bell? Edgar Cayce?
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