1. SSU-2015-02-03: Who Is Jesus?

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    Study 3 of 13 on The Gospel of Luke Scriptural Basis: Luke 4:16–30; 6:5; 9:18–27; Eph. 1:3–5; 2 Pet. 1:16–18. Key Text: “He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Peter answered and said, ‘The Christ of God’” (Luke 9:20, NKJV). 1. What are some of history’s verdicts regarding the nature of Jesus? 2. Jesus asked the disciples, “‘Who do you say that I am?’” (Luke 9:20, NKJV). In what way is this question important to you and me? 3. In Scripture Jesus is referred to as “Son of Man” and “Son of God.” What do these expressions mean? 4. What do we learn from the Transfiguration? 5. Given all that Jesus said about Himself, why is the idea that Jesus was merely a great man logically flawed? 6. What has your own personal knowledge of Jesus taught you about Him and about what He is like?

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    • SSU-2015-02-04: The Call To Discipleship

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      Study 4 o 13 on The Gospel of Luke “All this talk of discipleship. It’s not new. We tout it like we just found it at the turn of the century, but it’s millennially old. Jesus called. People followed. He mentored. They learned. He sent. They went and preached and healed. He was arrested…they disappeared. You may consider yourself an expert on discipleship, you may try to insert it in every meeting and article, you may even establish a ministry specifically with that focus, but if you do not understand and practice the teachings of Jesus…disappearance may be the option you follow.”—Falvo Fowler Scriptural Basis: Matt. 10:5–15; 16:24–28Luke 5:1–11; 6:12–16; 9:1–6, 23–25; 10:1–24. Key Text: “He said to them all, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me’” (Luke 9:23, NKJV). 1. What is the role of a disciple in the establishment of the kingdom of God? 2. What do you understand by the four discipleship principles that Luke 9:23 spells out: deny yourself, take up the cross, take it up daily, and follow Jesus? 3. Why did Jesus choose the 12 disciples and later send out the 70? 4. What spiritual truths can we learn from Luke 9:1–6 and Matthew 10:5–15 about how Jesus called these men? 5. Why is discipleship costly? 6. In regard to Luke 10:24, what are some of the things that we, living in this day, have been privy to witness that “many prophets and kings” would have liked to see but didn’t?

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      • SSU-2015-02-02: Baptism and the Temptations

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        Study 2 of 13 on The Gospel of Luke “The audacity of the devil isn’t just that he seduced a third from heaven. The audacity of the devil is that he chose to tempt one of the Trinity. Temptation doesn’t just happen to the non-believer it is stronger for the believer… Often times it is wrapped in religion….Too much of believing without knowing what you believe can lead you off the cliff trying to prove God will save you…God does save, God does love, God protects those who choose to learn more about Him and choose to not be seduced.”—Falvo Fowler Scriptural Basis: Isa. 14:13, 14; Luke 3:1–14, 21, 22; 4:5–8, 9–13; Rom. 6:1–6. Key Text: “The Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, ‘You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased’” (Luke 3:22, NKJV). 1. If you have experienced the rite of baptism, what did it mean to you personally? 2. If Jesus is perfect—without sin—why did He choose to be baptized? 3. In Satan’s temptation of Christ, he said: “‘If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread’” (Luke 4:3, NKJV). How does this account reflect what Satan attempted to do in heaven? Matthew lists the temptations in a different order, Luke is the later order…does the ordering (I’ll take two stones, hold the mayo) of the temptations make a difference? 4. In what ways can idolatry be much more subtle than bowing down and worshiping something other than the Lord? 5. We are told that temptation itself is not sin. How can we understand the difference? 6. In what practical ways can we learn not to succumb to Satan’s attempts to get us to doubt God’s promises?

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        • SSU-2015-02-01-The Coming of Jesus

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          Study 1 of 13 on The Book of Luke “Will the real Jesus please come forth? Sometimes you feel like calling that out, don’t you? Somewhere through history we have made Jesus so many things that we want a Luke to step forward and explain to us a Jesus who is divinely real and not wrapped in religiosity or human traditions. Not the Jesus of a tradition we have now but the Jesus who cared for the ailing, who shared meals and events with real people, the Jesus who respected others.…even if they didn’t believe in Him. The one who called us in grace to act spiritually responsible and live in unity…..The church and the world is waiting for us to witness the coming of that Jesus.”—Falvo Fowler 1. What do we know about the author of the Gospel of Luke? 2. In the Gospel of Luke, Zacharias is depicted as “blameless,” yet his lack of faith at the angel’s announcement brought a rebuke. What can we learn from this about the Christian life? 3. In what ways was the birth of Jesus a fulfillment of prophecy? 4. Why is the belief in the virgin birth so important? (The virgin Jane) 5. What do we learn from Simeon’s prophecy in Luke 2:25–32? 6. How do we learn from Luke 1 and 2 that Jesus is a real historical person—and not a myth?

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          • SSU-2015-1-13: Women and Wine

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            Study 13 of 13 on Proverbs “My wife says the dumb one was Adam. Her reasoning is this: It took a supernatural being to tempt Eve…but all it took was a sinful mortal to make the perfect man fall.”-Falvo Fowler 1. How does popular culture impact a person’s thinking about two important issues in this week’s study: alcohol and extramarital relationships? 2. How can a person best sort out the conflicting values between biblical counsel and societal pressures? 3. How would you describe the position of Proverbs 31 with regards to the use of alcohol? 4. In what ways can knowledge without wisdom be even more dangerous than a lack of knowledge without wisdom? 5. How can we make sure that we don’t neglect the practical aspects of faith as we seek to fulfill His theological and spiritual dimensions? 6. In what everyday ways can a child of God withstand the influences of culture with regards to alcohol and gender identity?

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            • SSU2015-1-12: The Humility of the Wise

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              Study 12 of 13 on Proverbs There was once a poor young man who was diligent in all that he did and he spent his free time learning from the wise rabbi of the village. But one day he was given the opportunity to study more in a formal university of great stature. He made his name and then his money and then came back to his village to display his power and wealth. His first stop was to the rabbi of his youth. “Rabbi, I have seen the world. It is more than anything even you can imagine. I have experienced much, I have done more, I am all that I have made me.” To which the Rabbi took the hand of his old student and asked him to look out the glass window… “What do you see my son?” asked the Rabbi..... “Why the village, of course.”…then he took him to a mirror and asked him again “What do you see, my son?” to which the man stood taller and said “Why, me, of course.” “Ah!” Commented the rabbi… “All it takes is a little silver and you can’t see the world around you. That then is when you stop learning.” Scriptural Basis: Job 38–40:2; Ps. 104:24; Proverbs 30; Luke 18:9–14; 1 John 1:9; Rev. 3:14–18. Key Text: “‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven’” (Matt. 5:3, NKJV). 1. How would you define “humility” in the Christian’s life? 2. What does Proverbs 30:3–6 suggest about the power, majesty, and mystery of God? 3. What are some things in nature itself that show us how God sustains our existence? 4. How can the study of nature teach us about the character of the Creator? 5. Dwell more on the prayer in Proverbs 30:7–9. Look at the balance there. How do we find balance in all that we do? Why is this so important? 6. In what everyday ways can we be sure that we don’t fall into this same trap as that of the Pharisee in Luke 18:9–14?

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              • SSU-2015-1-11: Living by Faith

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                Study 11 of 13 on Proverbs “By faith. By faith I believe in a God who loves. By faith I believe in a God who laughs with saints and sinners alike. By faith I believe in creation. By faith I believe in Jesus and His sacrifice for me. And because I believe I live a life that should demonstrate that love, that laughter, that creativity, and that grace…I should be free.”—Falvo Fowler Scriptural Basis: Prov. 28:4, 5, 7, 9; 29:13; Rom. 1:16, 17; Gal. 3:24; 1 John 2:15–17. Key Text: “The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe” (Prov. 29:25, NKJV). 1. What does our title for this week—“Living by Faith”—mean to you? 2. How does the law point us to Jesus? 3. Why is faith in God ultimately a rational position? 4. How do passages in Proverbs 28 relate to what Jesus called “the deceitfulness of riches”? (Mark 4:19). 5. What is your understanding of what it means to love the truth? 6. In what practical ways can the Decalogue be shared so that it is treasured and honored?

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                • SSU2015-1-10: Behind the Mask

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                  Study 10 of 13 on Proverbs “A lady fled her job because the bosses changed. She cried about the unfairness and the prejudice. She told stories, in hushed tones, about the downfall of that office and the issues with the people there. Then…after seeding herself in the new ministry…she dropped packs of fertilizer and waited for her toxic personality to take seed…and it did…her new office was de-stabilized…and she controlled how most of it worked by manipulating those in office. No weapons were used ...just exacting words placed under the guise of nurture and prayer…and that ministry has atrophied. Most choose not to see it, because a pretty face and prettier words distract from the ugliness that lies beneath.”—Falvo Fowler Scriptural Basis: Prov. 25:2, 3; 26:11–16; 27:5, 6; 1 Cor. 1:20, 21. Key Text: “Do not exalt yourself in the presence of the king, and do not stand in the place of the great” (Prov. 25:6, NKJV). 1. Thus far, in the Book of Proverbs, what counsel have you found to be very contemporary? 2. If God’s Word can be trusted, how should its principles be applied? 3. Why is it difficult to sing praises to God when we are discouraged? 4. How have your friendships helped you to understand the love of God? 5. How does studying the life of Christ and His great sacrifice enlarge our perspective of God’s character? 6. If God seems distant during difficult times, how can we find Him?

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                  • SSU2015-1-09: Words of Truth

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                    Study 9 of 13 on Proverbs “Tony Gaskins, Jr. states “You can give a person knowledge, but you can’t make them think. Some people want to remain fools, only because the truth requires change.” There is no complacency. There is a constant movement…the choosing to follow God…the choosing to move into truth…this movement doesn’t allow sin, or its by-products, to capture you….because freedom doesn’t chain you down.” –Falvo Fowler Scriptural Basis: Exod. 22:21–27; Ezek. 33:8; Eph. 5:20. Key Text: “Have I not written to you excellent things of counsels and knowledge, that I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth, that you may answer words of truth to those who send to you?” (Prov. 22: 20, 21, NKJV). 1. What do we learn from Proverbs 22 about truth? 2. How should faith in God help give us some peace of mind regarding all the injustice in the world? 3. What does Proverbs 23 say about appetite? 4. Why is appetite such an important spiritual issue? 5. In what way does Proverbs 24 relate to the Christian’s response to hunger, war, injustice, racism, or economic oppression? 6. How would you answer the message that recently appeared on buses in London: “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life”?

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                    • SSU2015-1-08: Words of Wisdom

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                      Study 8 of 13 on Proverbs In The Great American Novel, Larry Norman sings “You say all men are equal, all men are brothers, Then why are the rich more equal than others? Don't ask me for the answer, I've only got one: That a man leaves his darkness when he follows the Son” Scriptural Basis: Proverbs 20–22; Jer. 9:23, 24; Matt. 25:35–40. Key Text: “Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, but who can find a faithful man?” (Prov. 20:6, NKJV). 1. What does evolution say about the value of the individual human being? 2. What does Proverbs 20:12 teach us about the value of all humans? 3. What are the rewards of keeping the Sabbath? 4. We sometimes hear of the expression “death to self.” What does this mean in the Christian’s life? 5. Why do Christians sometimes experience burnout? 6. In what practical ways can we learn to emulate the character of Christ more closely?

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