Friday AM Meeting

We meet every Friday morning from 6 AM to 7:30 AM to discuss matters and issues that relate to being a Christian in the work place. Come join in the discussion – everyone is welcome.

Vancouver Pillar Church
7701 NE Ward Road
Vancouver, WA 98682

6AM – 7:30AM

Are you in for a woe?

Discussion question for October 27, 2017.

There are four woes in Luke 6:24-27: woe to the rich, woe to the full, woe to the happy, and woe to those spoken well of.  What did Jesus mean by these warnings?  In what ways are you at risk?  What can you do to arrange your life to receive blessings instead of woes?  How are you helping others to avoid these warnings?

How can you be a champion of forgiveness?

Discussion question for October 20, 2017.  Note: No meeting on 9/29, 10/6, or 10/13.

When a person holds an offense against another it acts as poison to them, bringing death and destruction.  What gets in the way of forgiveness? How effective are you at helping someone choose to forgive?  How have you modeled forgiving to your circle of influence?  What are the most effective communication techniques you’ve found?  What happens to the person that chooses to forgive?

What does it take to have the heart of an evangelist?

Discussion question for September 22, 2017.

Jesus told us to make disciples in all nations (Matthew 28:19), and promised that we would be His witnesses to the end of the earth (Acts 1:8).  How well are you fulfilling this role of evangelist?  What do you feel is your personal responsibility in this area? What is the driving force of an evangelist?  How did Jesus feel toward the lost, and how to we recapture that same feeling?  What would you need to improve your ability to make disciples and be a witness? Can a Calvinist be an evangelist (bonus question)?

How can we be humble?

Discussion question for September 15, 2017.

Jesus demonstrated perfect humbleness as described in Philippians 2.  What do you understand to be the difference between humbleness and meekness?  How did Jesus model being humble?  What was the secret to His balance of humbleness, authority and power?  How does the Spirit-filled Christian demonstrate humbleness?  What tempts you to lose this balance?  Why does God prefer us to be humble?

What did Jesus mean by “greater”?

Discussion question for September 8, 2017.

Jesus said that His followers would do greater works (John 14:12) and that the least in the Kingdom would be greater than John the Baptist (Matthew 11:11).  What does Jesus measure to determine greater and lesser?  What did He do to demonstrate this way of evaluation?  How does the world operate regarding valuation?  How should we live based on this truth?

How do you pray fervently?

Discussion question for September 1, 2017.

James 5:16 says that the fervent prayer of a righteous man has great power.  What are the key components of fervent prayer?  How do know when your prayers have become fervent?  What ways do you use to cause your prayers to become fervent?  What is the biggest detriment to your ability to pray a fervent prayer?  How have you seen your fervent prayer demonstrate great power?

What is your secret for powerful prayer strategies?

Discussion question for August 25, 2017.

We know that we have whatever we ask in Jesus’ name, and according to the will of God.  How are you guided in your prayer life? How do you know the general and peculiar will of God in any situation?  How do you pray when you aren’t sure of God’s will?  What is your response when a prayer strategy seems ludicrous or impossible?  What happens in your relationship with God when things are tough to understand?

More ideas about chronic pain?

Discussion question for August 11, 2017.  Note: No Meeting on August 4.

It is God’s general will to heal all (Psalm 103:3) yet He can demonstrate a peculiar will (2 Corinthians 12:7-9).  What guides you in listening to God’s peculiar will?  What is the relationship between sin and sickness?  What must a Christian do to avoid judgment against someone experiencing chronic pain?  What role does belief or unbelief play in the healing process?  How can you encourage other Christians to receive healing?

What about chronic pain?

Discussion question for July 28, 2017.

What do you say to a Christian that suffers chronic pain?  How do you reconcile the healing power of God with those situations in which a person is not healed?  What is the source of pain?  What is the will of God regarding healing?  How can you encourage a believer that struggles with unbelief?  What is the condition of your relationship with God?

How do you walk out your Christian life?

Discussion question for July 21, 2017.  Note: No meeting on July 14.

It is important that we influence our children and spiritual children in the ways of the Lord.  How does your life model your relationship with God?  What external evidence is there?  How does your life demonstrate the value of a relationship with God?  What external evidence is there?  What change can you make in your life to enhance your witness to others?