04 – The Resurrection Motivates Fearless Discipleship

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Excerpt 1: Behaviors Reveal Beliefs

  1. Which do you think is truer: Our actions reveal our beliefs, or our beliefs determine our actions?
  2. Why was Paul concerned so much with the physical actions of the Corinthian believers?
  3. Paul dealt with both the “inner man” and the “outer man” in this epistle. How does a Christian keep from being either moralistic or hedonistic?

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Excerpt 2: Baptism for the Dead

  1. The Bible does not teach that we should get baptized on the behalf of dead people. Why would such a practice be meaningless?
  2. Why did the Apostle Paul mention a weird practice like baptizing for the dead?
  3. Have you ever had such a bad experience in ministry that you did not want to go back to church again?

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Excerpt 3: Future Resurrection Motivates Fearless Discipleship

  1. Who were the “beast of Ephesus” and what did they try to do to the Apostle Paul?
  2. Have you ever been around people with bad theology and have seen their morals corrupted by that theology?
  3. Why does the doctrine of resurrection provide incredible motivation for fearless discipleship?

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Excerpt 4: Incentive for Working Hard for the Lord

  1. How does the truth of the resurrection provide an incentive for both service and sanctification?
  2. How are your priorities and choices altered as a result of having learned/been reminded about Christ’s resurrection (as well as you own)?