Content for a Class Discussion
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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 2021–01–17 – LIFE GROUP QUESTIONS
Warning – Part 1 (2 Peter 2:1-3) FOR 2020-01-20
- What is your favorite proverb or wise saying (for example, “Haste makes waste”)?
- What are few quotes that are attributed to the Bible, but are not?
- What activities or pursuits are popular today?
Message Outline: Warning, Part 1
- Warning of False Voices (2 Peter 2:1)
- False teachers were very familiar
- False teachers caused skepticism
- False teachers did not speak wit divine authority
- False teaching involves words that please man
- Warning of the Destruction of False Beliefs (2 Peter 2:2-3)
- There exists the influence of false beliefs
- Destructive behavior ensues
- This forms a system of false belief
- Many are led astray
- The truth of Jesus is hidden
- What did Peter warn his readers that false prophets would attempt to do? (2 Peter 2:1)
- What did Peter say would happen when people followed false prophets? (2 Peter 2:2)
- What did God do to the angels who had sinned? (2 Peter 2:4)
- Whom did Peter say God protected? (2 Peter 2:5)
- Who would you consider a false teacher today? Name names.
- Should we read teachers we disagree with?
- 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)?
- Should we read Tony Robbins (self-help, positive thinking – Norman Vincent Peale)? Oprah? Joel Osteen? Joyce Meyer? Creflo Dollar?
- Is it innocent enough to listen to TV preachers whose theology might not be spot-on? Or, should we run far, far away?
- What motivates false teachers?
- 2 Peter 2.4-10a is one paragraph in the NIV, NASB. (This varies a bit by translation.)
- What would you say is the main point of this paragraph?
- Is there one sentence that summarizes the whole?
- What do we learn about God from this paragraph?
- What false prophets attempt to influence the church today?
- Why is it important to know how God has dealt with unrighteous people in the past?
- What false teachings do you need to expose as untrue? Watchtower? Mormonism? Westboro Baptist? Rob Bell? Edgar Cayce?