For each chapter, part, or section, please think about these homework questions as you read it. Mark in your copy of the book or in your notebook which sections pertain to these questions. Include your thoughts as to how they pertain to it. You'll be ready to engage in discussion with the Group.
Basic Homework Questions for Your Consideration as You Read Each Section
- In your opinion, what is Pearson’s main argument or major “ah-ha” moment in this section?
- What were some of the major “ah-ha’s” you experienced as you read this section?
- In what ways does Pearson’s argument help you in better understanding the work and activity of God? The work and ministry of Jesus Christ? The work and ministry of the Holy Spirit?
- How does Pearson’s understanding of the topics he discusses complement or contradict your own spiritual journey, including where you are presently?
- How does Pearson’s argument help to expand your own understanding of who God is and who God desires to be in relationship to God’s people?
- Are there areas in this section where you would have liked Pearson to expand his discussion more?
- How does this section strengthen Pearson’s primary subject of his book?
The materials provided for each section reflect the past responses that St. John's MCC people have had about the section. They will be available to you as we get to that part of the course.
A word about the page numbers that are found in the Notes. There are at least 2 versions of the book. Some of the page numbers in the Notes give page numbers from the Azuza First Edition published in 2006. Others give page numbers from the Atria Edition that was first published in March 2008. We know this is confusing, and we're sorry about that. We will try to clear that up in class as we discuss each section.