Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: Matthew 15:1–9; 1 Timothy 1:3-20.

Sermon Outline

  • An unworthy trust
  • A trustworthy Savior
  • An entrusted people

Application Questions

  1. David Bentley Hart describes discipleship as coming “out from the shelters of social, cultic, and political association into a condition of perilous and unprotected exposure, dwelling nowhere” but in Jesus. In your experience, what identities, affiliations, or associations have rivaled the primacy of Jesus? Why are these competing loyalties more immediately comforting than genuine discipleship?
  2. What do you think of Paul’s understanding of the Church? Do you see the Church’s oneness as being tied inextricably to the oneness of God?
  3. Share a time a trustworthy person helped you overcome cynicism or skepticism. Have you been this person for anyone?

Select Resources Consulted

  • Teresa Morgan, ‘This Rich Trust’: The New Testament and the Theology of Trust
  • David Bentley Hart, Tradition and Apocalyse
  • Andreas J. Köstenberger, 1–2 Timothy and Titus (Lexham Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary)
  • N.T. Wright, Paul and the Faithfulness of God

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Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Sam Fornecker (SFornecker@StAndrews.Church).

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