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.

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?