SERMON NOTES

Pastor Brian Berg
March 24th, 2019

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Series: Forks and Fences

“Alcohol“

1) The Good

                  Proverbs 3:9&10, Psalm 104:14&15

                  Ecclesiastes 9:7-9, Deuteronomy 14:22-27



2)      The Bad

                   Proverbs 20:1, 23:29-35

                   Ephesians 5:18, 1 Peter 4:3, 1Timothy 3:8, Titus 2:3


3)     The Wise

                   Proverbs 31: 4-9, 1 Corinthians 6:12


4)     The Best

                    1 Corinthians 6:9-20, Romans 14:13-23


SERMON BASED QUESTIONS:

    

 

1.       What part has alcohol played in your, or your family’s, lives through the years?

 

2.       There were four points in the sermon and accompanying scripture (see sermon notes for references).  Of the four points: the good; the bad; the wise; the best, which impacted you the most?  Why?

 

3.      Which scriptures impacted you the most?  Why?

 

4.      If you were giving Biblical counsel to a young person, on the use of alcohol for a Christian, what passage(s) and what advice would you want to emphasize?  Why?

 

5.      How would you describe in your own words what your current personal conviction is regarding alcohol usage in your life?  Has that position changed or been modified through the years?  If so, how and why?

 

6.      What makes this issue both difficult and potentially contentious for Christians?

 

7.       Read Romans 14:13-23 and 1 Corinthians 6:12-20.  What concepts, principles, and teachings in these verses do you think should influence and shape our thinking about alcohol, and the practice of alcohol usage?

 

8.       How would you rate the temptation to abuse alcohol in comparison with other temptations?  Is it more challenging or less challenging?  Why?

 

9.       What would be some warning signs in a person’s life, that they should pay attention to, that might indicate alcohol usage is a problem or might become a problem?

 

10.  If someone is struggling with this issue, what counsel would you give them about things they can do to address it.

 


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