Sermons by John Owen Butler

Sermons by John Owen Butler

13 The Tragedy of Disunity Among God’s People – Judges 12

Reflective questions following a sermon can help deepen understanding and encourage personal application of the message. Here are several questions based on the sermon about Judges 12 and the leadership of Christ: Personal Reflection on Conflict: Think of a recent conflict you experienced. Could it have been handled differently? What steps could you take next time to prevent escalation? Assessing Inclusivity: Reflect on your role in your various communities (e.g., family, church, workplace). Are there ways you could help ensure…

01 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 “United in Christ”

 Here is a series of reflective questions based on the sermon on 1 Corinthians 1:1-3: Reflective Questions: Paul’s Divine Calling: Partnership in the Gospel: 4. Who are the “Sosthenes” in your life—people who support and partner with you in your spiritual journey? How can you strengthen these partnerships? 5. How can you foster a spirit of unity and collaboration within your church or community to advance the gospel? 6. Reflect on a ministry or project you are involved in. How…

Jephtah’s Victory, Vow, and Sorrow – Judges 11

Reflective questions can be a powerful tool for personal and communal spiritual growth, helping individuals and groups dig deeper into the themes and applications discussed in the sermon. Here are several reflective questions based on the sermon on Jephthah’s story from Judges 11: Reflection on Rejection and Redemption: Can you recall a time when you felt rejected or marginalized? How did you see God working in your life during that time to bring about redemption or restoration? Consideration of Vows…

Seven Signs of the Savior: #7 The Raising of Lazarus John 11

Reflective questions on the sermon “The Resurrection of Lazarus” can serve as a guide for personal meditation or group discussion. Here are some suggestions: Understanding God’s Timing: In the sermon, it was mentioned that Jesus delayed visiting Lazarus as a demonstration of His love, intending to reveal His glory (John 11:4-6). Reflect on a time when God’s timing in your life seemed perplexing. How did you see His purpose unfold in hindsight? Faith Beyond Sight: Jesus told His disciples that…

The Impatient Mercy and Grace of our God – Judges 10

Preached at the Evening Worship Service, 26 May 2024 Here is a series of reflective questions designed to deepen understanding and application of the sermon on Judges 10 and its fulfillment in Christ: Personal Examination: In what ways might you be repeating the cycle of sin, like the Israelites in Judges 10? Are there specific areas or habits in your life that reflect a pattern of disobedience to God? Understanding Idolatry: Reflect on what modern “idols” you might be tempted to prioritize…

Seven Signs of the Savior: Sermon 6 – The Man Born Blind – John 9

Based on the sermon on John 9, here are a series of reflective questions that can guide personal contemplation or group discussion: 1. Causation and Response:• Reflect on a time when, like the neighbors of the blind man, you witnessed an unexpected change in someone. How did you respond? Were you more focused on understanding “how” it happened rather than its deeper meaning? 2. Perceptions of Jesus:• How do your initial perceptions of Jesus compare to those of the blind…