Be prepared to share a blessing from this past week.
In Acts 19:21 Paul was planning a trip to Jerusalem to bring relief to the saints there.Read Romans 15:25–27; 1 Corinthians 16:1–4; 2 Corinthians 8–9; Galatians 2:9-10.Why was Paul so concerned about the saints in Jerusalem?What Scriptural principles apply?
For some, the gospel is a threat.What does this mean?What does the gospel threaten?Was there a time when you viewed the gospel as a threat?
In the account of the rich young ruler, Jesus made some startling statements in Mark 10:24-27. Why is it so “hard” for people to enter the kingdom of God?
While some are threatened by the gospel, for others the gospel is a beautiful promise.What does this mean?How is it that the gospel can be both threat and promise and what is it that determines which it will be?