Themes & Questions for Readings: 060312


CHRISTIAN LIVING: Be a Witness for Christ, Matthew 10:32-34 (, 051214)


THEME: It is important for Christians to profess their faith, even in face of persecutions.




What is the problem if a Christian deny the deity of Jesus Christ?


What examples are quoted for persecution of Christians for their faith?


Why is it necessary for Christians to publicly profess their faith?



THEOLOGY: Can a Christian Deny the Virgin Birth? (031219)


THEME: Many liberal Christians try to deny the doctrine of virgin birth but without this doctrine, the Christian gospel cannot stand.




Why is Christ’s virginal conception a “specific target of modern denial and attack”?


Who are the main “theologians” who attack virgin birth?


Why Christians must believe in virgin birth?




SOCIETY: The Path to Cultural Destruction—and the Way of Recovery (040128)


THEME: The western culture is on its way to destruction and only the Church can save it and transform the culture to a recovery.




How has western culture changed?


What are the evidences of cultural destruction in the society?


How has the Church reacted to cultural destruction so far?


What must the Church do to effect a cultural recovery?

o       (a) Faithful witness: The Church must proclaim the truth of God’s Word, the permanence of His commands, and the reality of His judgment. Sins like fornication, homosexuality, and abortion must be described as sin. We must take on a counter-cultural posture and stand against the cultural current.

o       (b) Compassionate ministry: We must reach out with the message of grace and minister to the casualties of our cultural rebellion, lives that have been ruined and warped in the course of our cultural decay.



CHURCH: Christian Missions in the Third Millennium (Mohler, 060119)


THEME: The Church has to be fitted for new challenges in world evangelization in this new century.




How successful has the missionary movement been in the past two centuries?


The author talks about “a new missiological movement” which “will build upon the accomplishments of the last 200 years, but it must also be adapted to the new realities of our world context.” How does the Church adapt to new realities?


What is the potential of the younger generation in missions? What should the Church do to fully use this potential?