Below is a review of our Easter Sunday meeting, projection from the message, and a few discussion questions for Community Group or personal study this week.

Our time together began with a children’s choir, led by Sara Campbell, singing The Gospel Song.

We sang Forever and Matthew read 1 Corinthians 15:12-28.

We sang Christ is Risen and Gene prayed for the surrounding churches’ Easter services as well as Tammy Bishop who is serving with SutiSana in Bolivia.

Gene preached the next message in our current series, Son of God: The Gospel According to Mark. The message was from Mark 7:24-30 and was titled “True Faith”. To listen again, visit our Audio Resources page.

After the message we sang Rescue and You Are My King.

We gave our offerings and Josh invited visitors to stop by the Connect Desk on their way out.

To conclude our time together, a vocal ensemble, led by Cindy Hickman, sang Christ the Lord is Risen Today.

Projection from the message:

1. True Faith is Humble: Recognizing our Unworthiness

2. True Faith is Confident: Affirming His Generosity

Humble Confidence is recognizing our unworthiness while affirming His Generosity.

Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” – Matthew 15:28

I am great sinner, but I have a great Savior. There is more grace in His heart than sin in mine. – John Newton

Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek Him. – Hebrews 11:6

The Gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope. – Tim Keller

How many of us will get to the throne on that final day and with a twinge of regret say, “if only I had known you were this gracious.” – Sinclair Ferguson

Discussion Questions:

1. What is a biblical definition of humility. How does this contrast with misplaced worldly definitions? What does humility have to do with recognizing our unworthiness?

2. Now, compare and contrast a biblical definition of confidence with that of the secular idea. How do we tangibly go about recognizing our unworthiness while affirming God’s generosity?

3. What made this woman’s faith so remarkable? What were some of the things that disqualified her from approaching Jesus according to the Pharisaical tradition? With these in mind, how does Jesus continue to use those who would be quickly labeled as “unqualified” for ministry today?

4. Reread John Newton’s quote above. What happens when we focus on our unworthiness more than the power of the gospel? Have there been instances when you have seen a group of believers fall into this snare? How can we actively fight against this sort of mindset as a community?

Serena joined the office staff team in December of 2015. Originally from Aurora, Colorado, Serena began attending KingsWay when she moved to Midlothian in 2012 - immediately becoming drawn in to the vibrant and diverse community. She received her undergrad degree in Communications and Journalism and is pursuing graduate work in Counseling and Discipleship. Serena works full-time in the non-profit sector and serves on the board of the Bolivia Missions Foundation.


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