Series: Galatians – Freedom in the Gospel
Title: 
Only Way to Be Right with God
Text: Galatians 3:7-14

Many of us grew up thinking that if we want something, we must work for it. But being right with God is not something we can work for because no one, except Christ, can perfectly live up to God’s standards. How then, can a person be right with God? 

Perspective Questions:

  1. What is the key difference between believing and doing when it comes to being right with God? How would a person who relies on faith differ from a person who relies on works to obtain a right standing before God?

  2. We may have been conditioned by the world to think that we would only be accepted only if we are strong and capable. But are these qualities that matter most to God? What does God really look for from His people?

  3. How should we understand the relationship between faith and works? Read James 2:14-24. 

Application Questions:

  1. How can we base our security not in what we can do but in what Christ has done for us?

Title: Prepare for Encounter
Text
: 2 Kings 5:1-18

How can we prepare our hearts for an encounter with God?

Perspective Questions:

  1. Contrast the faith of Naaman’s Israelite servant girl and that of the Israelite king. What are some faith lessons we can learn from both of them?

  2. Contrast Naaman’s initial reaction to Elisha’s words (vv10-12) to that of his servants (v13). Which party had faith that would please God, and why?

  3. Eventually, Naaman humbled himself to obey Elisha and as a result, he received healing (v14). What are some characteristics and signs of someone who has the attitude of humility in encountering God?

  4. One key theme in the story of Naaman, an Aramean commander, is that the God of Israel is also the God of the world. How does this story teach us to encounter God as a global God? 

Application Questions:

  1. How can we rekindle a simple faith in God? How can we avoid over-complicating matters, which may prevent us from exercising simple faith?

  2. It is easy to pursue spiritual experiences or encounters without letting them transform our hearts. How can we take steps to ensure that we allow an encounter with God to enhance our walk with Him?

Series: Faith For Generations
Title
: Taking God Seriously
Text: Deuteronomy 6:1-3

How can we take God seriously in our lives and help the next generation to do the same, so that they can live out their faith in an ever-changing environment?

General Questions:

  1. What do you think it means to take God seriously? How do you think your life will be different if you start to take God more seriously?

Perspective Questions:

  1. Taking God seriously requires us to have the right understanding of God, which involves an appreciation of both His grace and His holiness. Which aspect of God do you tend to focus on more? What do you think can happen if you focus too much on one aspect at the expense of another?

  2. Reflect on how you are spending your time, energy, and resources. What do you take most seriously in your life, and how does that compare with God’s position in your heart? 

  3. Parents, reflect on your interaction with your children. What does your conversation topic revolve around? How would your conversation with your children be different if you take their spiritual development more seriously? 

Application Questions:

  1. To take God seriously, we must first understand God’s Word before we can obey it. What are some distractions or obstacles that may hinder believers from understanding and obeying His Word? How do you think you can practically re-orient your schedule so that you can spend time to listen to God? For families, how can your family schedule and prioritise learning and doing God’s Word together as a family?

  2. What are specific areas where God may be nudging you to take His command or promise more seriously? How would you respond to His prompting?

We have the privilege and responsibility to teach and inspire the next generation to give their hearts to God.

God continues to work out His redemptive plan through generations of believers who are committed to Him. Find out how we can pass on our faith for generations.

Series: Call Of A Disciple
Title: Putting Our Faith To Work
Text: Matthew 7:24-29

General Questions:

  1. In this passage, Jesus challenged his listeners to put his words into practice. What do you think a life of obedience to God is supposed to be like? 

  2. How is a life of obedience different from one that is merely appears to be in obedience to God?

Perspective Questions:

  1. In the imagery of the wise and the foolish men, both men have put effort into build their houses. The difference is therefore not in amount of effort, but rather about choosing what we are building our lives upon. What are some truths of God that you are building your life upon? How are you living these truths out?

  2. What are some temptations that cause believers to choose to live in disobedience to God? How can believers avoid these pitfalls?

  3. What are some tests of faith and obedience that you have been victorious in? What helped you to gain victory in these tests?

Application Questions:

  1. The words of Jesus can be often challenging to live out as they challenge our natural ways of thinking and living. What is an area that the Holy Spirit is calling you into greater obedience?

  2. As believers, we are bound to fail God’s call for obedience every now and then. What are some truths that we can hold on to when we have failed in these areas?

Series: New Year New Passion
Text: Matthew 5:43-47

General Questions:

  1. When you love someone, how do you usually express your devotion?

Perspective Questions:

  1. Compared to what Jesus has done for us on the Cross, nothing we do for Him, no matter how costly, can be called a sacrifice. Do you agree? Why?

  2. Extravagant devotion to Christ can come at a personal cost. What are some costs you have had to bear in your love for Christ? As you count the cost, would you say that you have gained or lost? Why?

Application Questions:

  1. You may feel that your passion for Christ is dwindling. What can you do to rekindle the love and awe you once had for God?

  2. How can you express your devotion to Christ today? What ‘extreme’ thing is God inviting you to do to live out your faith in Him?

Has the pandemic fatigue diminished our drive and dulled our passion for the things of God? Step into the new year by reigniting our love for Jesus and learning how we can be extraordinarily and generously devoted to Him!

We all want to be successful – whether it’s in our grades, internships, or friendships. But are there underlying costs we don’t know about?

Watch this special production where a university student grapples with this question in the biggest interview of his life!

Title: The Presence of the Holy Spirit
Passage: John 14:15-17

In hard times, we look to God for strength to endure the difficulties. It is not wrong to desire God’s power but we need to know that essentially, God’s power is not an energy force or a magical ability. Rather, God’s power is found in a Person – the Holy Spirit.

 

General Questions:

1) In John 14:16, in the last night before Jesus’ death, He assured His disciples that the Holy Spirit would be with them. How important is this assurance for believers today?

2) In the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit would come upon a person then leave.  Starting from Jesus, the Holy Spirit stays in believers. How has the Holy Spirit guided or helped you recently (see also John 16:15, John 14:26 and Acts 1:8)?

Perspective Questions:

1) Although the Holy Spirit is to be known intimately by believers (v17), three common groups of believers live as though the Spirit does not exist – those who are unaware of the Holy Spirit, those who resist the Holy Spirit and those who neglect the Holy Spirit. Which group are you most likely to fall into? Why?

Application Questions:

1) God can work in and through us only when we surrender to His Spirit. What are some areas you need to submit to the Holy Spirit today?

2) What are habits we need to change so that we do not neglect the Holy Spirit (e.g. do morning devotion instead of checking social media)? How can the LG embark on a journey together to instil good spiritual habits that help us to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s prompting?

Is the prolonged pandemic making school a drag?

We’re all in this together! Amidst the grind of HBL and fluctuating COVID-19 cases, learn how we can make sense of why we have to study and how we can give our best and live differently as a student!