January 19 – Teaching

January 19th, 2020 – Acts 2:42-47 (NLT)

1.  What did God stir in you as you watched the Video today?

2.  Proverbs 27:17 Says, “As Iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another” Share about someone who has sharpened you spiritually.  What has this meant in your life.

3. React to the statement, you cannot grow in a vacuum, Disciples grow in a wrestling community?

4. The first Disciples experienced, The Apostles Teaching, Fellowship, Awe, Giving, and Worship.  How are you experiencing these? Share about one encounter with one of these that led to growth in your life.

5. What are some distractions in your life currently that keep you from growing as a disciple? (You might discuss the difference between growth as a believer and growth as a disciple)

6. Share one way you have grown as a disciple in the last year?

7. Share something with the group they can pray for this week and share in a time of prayer before you leave today.

January 12 – Teaching

January 12, 2020 – Matthew 28:18-20 (NLT)

1.  What did God stir in you as you watched the Video today?

2.  How would you explain the “Good News” to someone?  What did you grow up believing was your job, as a Christian, to be in sharing this message?

3. Where did the “Sinners Prayer” begin? Take some time and search the internet to see what you can find?  Would you say this is a Biblical Prayer or manmade? Why?
https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/evangelical-history/ask-jesus-into-your-heart-a-history-of-the-sinners-prayer/

4. Jesus called people to live Radically different lives.  The woman caught in Adultery; the Rich Young Ruler are a couple examples.  As people look at our lives today, what might they say is Radically Different about us as Christ Followers?

5. Matthew 28:18-20 is referred to as the great commission. Jesus calls us to go and make disciples, what does that mean and look like to you?

6. Scott mentioned Baptizing people in the character of God, how do you understand this concept?

7. Share something with the group they can pray for this week and share in a time of prayer before you leave today.

December 29 – Teaching

December 29, 2019

    1. What did God stir in you as you watched the Video today?
    2. Share a lesson that God taught you in 2019? How did He teach you this? How have you passed it on to others?
    3. Looking back at 2019 what are somethings you wish you could have accomplished but were unable to? What kept you from these goals? 
    4. What are some goals that you have set for yourself in 2020?
    5. Think about these areas of your life: Intellectual, spiritual, vocational, avocational, parental, marital, financial, educational, and emotional. Where do you need to focus growth in 2020?
    6. Of the 5 rules of the day that Scott shared, which do you do well? What might be one that doesn’t come to you so easy, why? What might you do to incorporate this rule?
    7. Share something with the group they can pray for this week and share in a time of prayer before you leave today. 

December 15 – Teaching

Matthew 1:18-25 NLT

1.What did God stir in your heart as you watched the video?

2.Where do you see “comfort addiction” manifesting itself in our world? How about in your life?

3.Who has the ability to speak into your life spiritually and make suggestions for changes? When was the last time this happened in your life and what changes did you make?

4.Some people call themselves minimalists? What place does “minimizing” our lives have in our walk with God?

5.Scott spoke about minimizing beliefs that effect our lives and keep us stuck, often in bad situations. React to these audacious truths. Are they a struggle to embrace?

a. I am fully forgiven and free from all shame and condemnation. Romans 8:1-2; Ephesians 1:7-8; 1 John 1:9

b. I have no fear or anxiety I trust in the Lord with all my heart. Proverbs 3:5-6, Philippians 4:6-7; 1 Peter 5:7

c. I am able to fulfill the calling God has placed on my life. Exodus 3:9-12; Colossians 1:24-29

d. I’m fully resourced to do everything God has called me to do. Deuteronomy 8:18; Luke 6:38; Philippians 4:13

E. I am increasing in influence and favor for the kingdom of God. Genesis45:4-8;1 Samuel 1:26; Acts 2:37-47

F. I have the wisdom of the Lord concerning every decision I make. 2 chronicles 1:7-12; Proverbs 2:6; Ecclesiastes 2:26

6.Does fear cause us to seek comfort? Why? Why not? What examples would you give!

7.What is one thing you took from the teaching and or discussion today that you can apply to your life this week? How will you go about doing that?

December 1 – Teaching

December 1st – Kids Rule

1.  What did God stir in you as you watched the Video today?

2.  How have kids changed in the last 50 years?

3. Several years ago when Bobby Knight was asked this question his immediate reply was, “Kids have not changed their parents have?”  What are your thoughts on that statement?

5. Which of the Questions Scott asked in the video, stood out the most to you?

5. In your journey as a parent what is the toughest part of instilling God’s truths and a hunger for him into your children?

6. What is the main takeaway for you from today’s teaching and or discussion and how will you apply it to your life this week?

7. Share something with the group they can pray for this week and share in a time of prayer before you leave?

November 24 – TEACHING

  1. What did God stir in you as you watched the video today?
  2. When have you found yourself bargaining with God?
  3. Have you ever done the right thing but for the wrong reason?
  4. Share one opportunity you feel God is laying out before you currently?Have you embraced it?  If not, what is holding you back?
  5. Have you ever heard the Jim Elliott story before?  What would possess a man to try and take the gospel to a tribe like the Auqua Indians?
  6. What is the main takeaway for you from today’s teaching and or discussion and how will you apply it to your life this week?
  7. Share something the group can pray for this week for you and pray together now.

November 17 – TEACHING

  1. What did God stir in you as you watched the Video today?
  2. In the Video Devon spoke of Anxiety in his life….What makes you anxious in life?
  3. Dr. Les Parrott speaks about “perceptual set”  In the picture he showed did you see the young woman or the old woman first….why do you think that is?
  4. React to the statement, “Loving like Jesus requires that you see what others do not”
  5. Is there a situation in your life that God is calling you to love like Jesus?
  6. What is the main takeaway for you from today’s teaching and or discussion and how will you apply it to your life this week?
  7. Share something the group can pray this week for you and pray together. 

November 10 – TEACHING

  1. What did God stir in you as you watched the Video this morning?
  2. Where have you seen the progression of sin in your life or in the world around you…Walk, Stand, Sit!
  3. The Righteous person hungers for the Word of God the Psalmist says.  How would you describe your hunger?  What is the biggest challenge you face when seeking to spend time in the Word of God?!
  4. There are many times in my life when I feel like “Chaff” I feel like I am being blown all over the place by circumstances, pressure and drama.  Does this mean I am walking a path that is ungodly, wicked?
  5. The psalmist says that God watches over the way of the righteous.  Where have you felt God watching over your way?
  6. What is the main take away for you from today’s teaching and or discussion and how will you apply it to your life?
  7. Share something the group can pray this week for you and pray together.

October 27 – TEACHING

October 27th

  1. What did God stir in you as you watched the Video this morning?
  2. When you watched the video about the children in Kenya what caught your attention?
  3. We are called to donate to a lot of causes.  How do you decide what to donate to?  Do you have a plan or is it a random decision as your heart is tugged?
  4. How would you define the difference between a donation and total surrender? 
  5. How might we surrender ourselves as a church to support, encourage and help Eric and Laura in their new ministry?
  6. What is the main take away for you from today’s teaching and or discussion and how will you apply it to your life?
  7. Share something the group can pray this week for you and pray together.