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Study & Share Sermon Blog

This is Pastor Jared's weekly sermon info and his weekly Study and Share devotional Bible study. Unless otherwise noted all sermons and studies are copyright Jared Stillions 2020. The devotional Bible studies may be reproduced & shared for personal, non-sale use, provided this copyright notice is included. The studies are formatted two to a page to make sharing it easier. Weekly posts go live at 9:45 AM on Sundays. 

You can find his sermon podcast on the sermon-cast page. Check back each Sunday for new content. The podcast will soon be listed with major services. 
Why not put them on the same page? Due to limitations of our website builder.

Sunday, May 09 2021

Friendship
John 15:9-17
Your momma wants your own friendship with Jesus, not hers.

Current Series:
Thrive on the Vine
Divine roots & fruits

Study & Share Insert
...#1. Consider John 13:1-20, esp. v34, 10:18, & 14:31 (cf. 1 John 3:16). How is laying down one’s life not merely intensity of feeling/affection but the means, or way, of loving? See John 3:16; Acts 5:41; Romans 8:31-39; 2 Corinthians 11:7-11; 22-33; Philippians 3:4-14

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Sunday, May 02 2021

Abiding
John 15:1-8
Our lives ARE fruitful when lived on the vine

Current Series:
Thrive on the Vine
Divine roots & fruits

Study & Share Insert
...#2. How do the following verses flesh out “fruit”? See Matthew 3:8, 7:20; John 8:41; Roman 6:22; Galatians 5:22; 1 John 4:20; see also 1 Corinthians 13:4-7; Colossians 3:12; Ephesians 5:9, 15-20; James 3:17-18; 2 Peter 1:5-8 

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Sunday, April 25 2021

TLC
John 10:11-18
The good “gardener” tenderly loves & cares for his “vine”

Current Series:
Thrive on the Vine
Divine roots & fruits

Study & Share Insert
...#6. Christian community is modeled on the connection between Jesus & his Father (v15); listening to his voice gives it unity (v16); they know each other as ones for whom Jesus died (vv11, 15); the love of God is shared through his death (vv17-18). How does this challenge your assumptions about congregational life & “membership”? How is Jesus’ death & God’s love evident in your congregation’s ministries? How does this all make it OK & healthy & good for you when you don’t get your way in the congregation? When your opinion doesn’t hold? When your wants aren’t addressed?

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Sunday, April 18 2021

Nourishment
Acts 3:19
Without Holy Communion to nourish us, our living, growing life is stunted. 

Current Series:
Thrive on the Vine
Divine roots & fruits

Study & Share Insert
...#3. Review the Large Catechism’s teaching about Holy Communion, esp. paragraphs 21-30, 40-41, 53, 59-60, 70-79. How does the Lord’s Supper nourish you? How do you know you need its nourishment? LC available <bookofconcord.org>

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Sunday, April 11 2021

Fresh Air
John 20:19-31
The gift of the Holy Spirit delivers the Resurrection’s benefits to us

Current Series:
Thrive on the Vine
Divine roots & fruits

Study & Share Insert
...#2. What does St. John write about the purpose of his book (v31)? How is St. Thomas’ exclamation (v28) the climax of the story? See John 5:24, 37-47, 6:26, 35-51, 60-71, 8:12-47, 9:24-41; cf. 20:30, 21:25

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Sunday, April 04 2021

New Life
Mark 16:1-8
Jesus is a living person; he gives his gift of new life to us. 

Current Series:
Thrive on the Vine
Divine roots & fruits

Study & Share Insert
...#1. Review the “Passion Predictions” referenced in v7- Mark 8:31, 9:30-31, 10:33-34, 14:27-28 (see also 1 Corinthians 15:3-4). How do they shed light on the following Old Testament passages  which model/prophesy/suggest the Messiah’s resurrection (Genesis 3:15, 22:1-18 (cf. Hebrews 11:17-19); Psalm 2:7 (cf. Acts 13:33), 16:1-11 (cf. Acts 2:25-28, 13:35-37), 22:1-31 esp. vv14-15, 25-27, 40:1-3, 110:1; Job 14:4, 19:25-26; Isaiah 53:8-10; Hosea 6:2; Zechariah 12:10; Jonah 1:17 (cf. Matthew 12:40)). Note: at least some are not immediately obvious.

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