Thoughtful Action: Discussion from Sunday's Sermon

Dunked and Fed

Union with Christ in the Ordinances


1.  Galatians 2:20 says that Paul has been crucified with Christ. How is this possible, especially since Paul wasn’t even present when Jesus was crucified?

2.  According to the following passages, what are the bad or hard things that Jesus endured in order that “we” might win with him and what good things has he given us?

a.   Eph.1:4

b.  2 Cor. 5:21

c.   Hebrews 10:22

d.  Isaiah 53:4

e.  1 John 3:1

3.  According to Galatians 2:20, how is the believer connected to Jesus in order that “we” might win with him?

a.   Why is this easy to forget?

b.  What practical steps can we take to make it the “default” perspective in our own minds?

4.  Baptism dramatizes our union with Christ.  How does Romans 6:3-4 teach this?

5.  Acts 2:41-47 talk about the corporate dimension of this “newness of life” that Romans 6:3-4 mentions.  Because we are in union with Christ, we are supposed to flesh out that union with those who are near us on earth.

a.   Discuss this passage and what the “newness” of union with Christ looks like corporately.

b.  Does it make sense that our union with Christ is “personal” but not “private”?

6.  The Lord’s Supper is a continual sign that demonstrates our union with Christ.

a.   What is the key word in 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 that shows this?

b.  How often do you think we should observe this sign?

c.   How does the Lord’s Supper give us a chance to obey the practical command of 2 Corinthians 13:5?

d.  Why is it so important to “examine” ourselves according to this passage?