Sunday, 26 January 2014

Our Church Vision - A Thriving Church

1. What do you think is the vision of McDonalds? The Toronto Maple Leafs? Martha Stuart?

2. Pastor Bill is planning to spend four weeks exploring the vision of TAC. Why is this important to do?

3. We are called to be a thriving church in the heart of the city. What does a thriving church in Toronto look like?

4. Read 1 Corinthians 1:1-9.

5. Who does the church belong to (v. 2)? What are the implications of this?

6. A church is unique. What are some things which make TAC different from a church in the Toronto suburbs? From a church in rural Ontario? From a church in Dubai? How does TAC embrace its uniqueness?

7. A church is Christ-centred. How many times is Christ mentioned in this passage?

8. What does it mean to be “sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people”? What are some other benefits of believers we see in this passage?

9. Pastor Bill said that a thriving church sees differently. What did he mean by this?

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Sunday Jan 19th

1. Can you think of a movie or book or perhaps even an example from the sporting world where someone was superseded by someone younger or newer than him or her? How did the one being superseded react to this?

2. Read John 3:22-30.

3. What does it mean to surrender? What place does surrender have in the Christian life? PastorJon referred to story of Naaman (see 2 Kings 5). Why did he bring this story up in this message?

4. John the Baptist refers to the friend of the bridegroom in this passage. What significance does this reference have for understanding John the Baptist’s priority?

5. “You are not Christ.” What does this statement mean for your Christian walk?

6. “He must increase, but I must decrease.” What does this mean? What does this mean for you personally?