March 29 Teaching

Scott will be speaking live tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM! We hope you will join us! Right after the teaching we will gather again in a zoom room meeting. Everyone is welcome and so please share this post with those who do not have a church family to be a part of tomorrow or who would love to join with us in the morning. Below you will find the link to the zoom meeting. SO:

10:00 Live on Church Facebook page FreshStart Church

Right after the teaching go to this zoom Link:

Scott Welch is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
(you need to download the Zoom app on your computer or phone first)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/914135452…

Meeting ID: 914 135 452
Password: 015672

Discussion Questions:

  1. What did God stir in your heart as you listened this morning?
  2. What is an experience you had this week that God taught you through?
  3. God called the children of Israel to obey the directions for the Passover as a “lasting ordinance” in other words something they would do each year or regularly. What do you think is something that might come out of this experience that will become a new ritual, celebration or way of life for you and or your family?
  4. What would you like your children/grandchildren to learn from you during this time?
  5. What are you grateful for this morning? What praises might you offer to God?
  6. Who are the people that you want to encourage? How might you best encourage them during this time?
  7. Thinking about this week to come, what are some of your thoughts, needs, hopes and prayer requests?

March 22 Teaching

H – Hold on to the Promises of God

O – Offer praise and gratitude

P – Pray

E – Encourage Others Always

 

Discussion Questions:

  1. What did God stir in your heart as you listened this morning?
  2. Review the promises of God that Scott read this morning! Which ones did God use to speak to you

“Exodus 14:14

The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

 

Exodus 40:29

He Gives Strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak

 

Isaiah 40:31

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.

 

Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Joshua 1:9

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

 

Philippians 4:19

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”

 

  1. What are you grateful for this morning? What praises might you offer to God?
  2. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Keeping in mind the promises of God, what are the things that you will be praying for?

  1. Who are the people that you want to encourage? How might you best encourage them during this time?
  2. Thinking about this week to come, what are some of your thoughts, needs, hopes? Share these with others
  3. Please share with those you are meeting with your prayer requests and pray together.

March 15th Teaching

Leaving your nets

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

2. We have started each service during this Lenten season with Psalm 139:23-24. “Search me o Lord and know my heart, test me and know my thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you. And lead me along the paths of everlasting life” As you have prayed this prayer what is God pointing out to you?

3. When you say yes to something you say no to other things at the same time.  When you say yes to your spouse you say no to other potential spouses.  When you said yes to Jesus what are some of the things, he asked you to say no to?

4.We all have “Stuff” and we need “stuff “in our lives to live.  How can you tell when your stuff is more of a safety net then Jesus?

5.Have you ever run into a situation where theology was used to control and manipulate people.

6. What are the “Nets” in your hands that Jesus might ask you to leave as you follow him?

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

March 8th Teaching

1.  What did God stir in you as you watched the Video today?
2. Scott Spoke about the feeling and thoughts he had around death with his experience with Melanoma. Have you thought much about death?  What have your thoughts been? 
3. If Heaven is a “Better Place” Why do we hold on to this life so tightly?  Does this have any effect on the witness that we have with unbelievers?  In what way?
4. Share some evidence that you have of the Holy Spirit being in your life?  What is something that you could not have done without his presence?
5. How would you explain to someone the effect that “carrying your cross” has had in your life? What are somethings that are no longer a part of your life now that you are following Jesus? (Might some of these things be good things at times instead of just sinful things?)
6.Share an opportunity that God has given you recently to be a witness for him? How have you embraced this opportunity?  
7. Share something with the group they can pray for this week and share in a time of prayer before you leave today.

February 23 Teaching

February 26, 2020 – Ruth Chapter 4 (NLT)

  1. What did God stir in you as you watched the Video Today?
  2. What other statements does the World believe that are not really what the Bible teaches, as in “God helps those who help themselves”
  3. Why do you think that things are often complicated for believers?
  4. Ruth was a foreigner, a woman who had no rights, how do you think she remained so faithful to the direction of Naomi?
  5. Where has God called you to live in faithfulness to him this week?
  6. What is one take away from the book of Ruth that has impacted you that you might share with the group?
  7. Share something with the group they can pray for this week and share in a time of prayer before you leave today?

February 16 Teaching

February 16, 2020 – Ruth Chapter 3 (NLT)

  1. As you read the story what do you think of Naomi’s actions in telling Ruth what to do, are they manipulative or just her part of God’s plan?
  2. Ruth prepared herself to meet her redeemer.  Are we to prepare ourselves to meet with our redeemer?  Why not or what might that look like?
  3. What is God asking you to wait on him for currently?
  4. How would you explain the role of a Kinsman redeemer?
  5. Share with the group a place where you saw Jesus work through you this week.
  6. Share something with the group they can pray for this week and share in a time of prayer before you leave today.

February 9 Teaching

February 9. 2020 – Ruth 2 (NLT)

  1. What did God stir in you as you watched the Video Today?
  2. How would you explain the term GRACE to someone?  When have you experienced the Grace of God?
  3. “And as it happened” Ruth found herself in Boaz’s field.  Do you think it was by chance or did God make all of this happen.  Share something that happened in your life that you know God was involved in the happening.
  4. Ruth was encouraged by Boaz to stay in his field where he could provide, protect, and show no prejudice. Share a time that you felt these things from your redeemer. 
  5. This week what has Christ provided for you to share with others?
  6. Share something with the group that Jesus taught you this week or an experience that God gave you to experience His presence.
  7. Share something with the group they can pray for this week and share in a time of prayer before you leave today.

Freshstart Church – January 26 Teaching

January 26th , 2020 – Romans 12:2 (NLT)

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

2.  If Jesus returned to earth what do you think He might say about the church today? (not FreshStart specifically but the church in America)

3. In Romans chapter 12 we are encouraged to be transformed not conformed, share an example that illustrates the difference.

4. Selfishness is using someone to get what we want.  Peter was doing that with Jesus in Mark 8 when he told Jesus to stop talking about his death. Jesus called Peter Satan for Peter was putting his plan above God’s Plan. When are the times that we get our plans ahead of God’s Plan?

5.Hebrews 10:25 tells us to not forsake meeting together.  What do you think the writer to the Hebrews means by that?

6. What might look different in your life if you made Discipleship a priority/goal in 2020? Share that with the group?

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

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.