Life Group Lessons

LIFE GROUP LESSON FOR OCTOBER 15th, 2017

 
Series: Easier Said … Following Jesus Is Hard To Do
Sermon: “What’s the weather like in Pyongyang?”
Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48
 
Pray!
 
Love: God and neighbor as Christ commanded
– Did you pray for opportunities to share the good news of Jesus from last week’s Scripture & teaching? If yes, with whom did you share? How did it go? [If you tried, give thanks. Even if it did not go well]
 
Grow: in knowledge of God and self
Read Matthew 5:43-48
– What do you think and say about your enemies? How do you treat them?
– What does Jesus say is the right way to treat your enemies (v. 44)?
– What motivation does He give for treating your enemies this way (v. 45a)?
– What does the Father do for the evil/unjust and good/just (v. 45b)? What does this reveal about God?
– Jesus calls those who love Him to a perfect/mature/complete way to be (v. 46-48). How and when did God demonstrate this perfect way to be (Romans 5:6-11)?
How does it make you feel to know what did God in Jesus did for you, even though you were His enemy? 
 
Worship: God in spirit and truth
– In light of these truths, what is your response to God?
 
Go: make disciples as Christ commissioned
– In response to what God has done for you in Jesus, what might it look like for you to love, pray for, and greet your enemies?
 
Pray!
 


LIFE GROUP LESSON FOR OCTOBER 8th, 2017

Sermon: Let’s Start Sweeping
Scripture: Luke 15:1-10
 
Open:
  • Pray!
  • What Thoughts And Emotions Rise Within You When You Lose Something Valuable? How Do You React When It Is Found?
  • Read: Luke 15:1-10
Discuss:
  • What Is The Difference In The Attitude Of The Tax Collectors & Sinners Versus The Pharisees & Teachers Of The Law Toward Jesus [V. 1-2]? What Does Their Attitude Tells Us About How Each Group Saw Or Thought About Themselves? To Which Group Are These Parables Mainly Directed (V.3)? Which Group Is Your Attitude Toward Jesus Increasingly Like?
  • What Does Jesus Say The Shepherd And Woman Would Do To Search For What They Lost And Then Celebrate When Found (V. 4-6 And 8-9)? What Do Their Actions Show? How Is Their Searching A Reection Of God’s Search For The Lost? What Does God’s Search For The Lost Reveal About Him? How Have You Experienced Being Found By God?
  • To What Does Jesus Say Is The Shepherd’s And Woman’s Joy Similar (V. 7 & 10)? What Does This Say About God?
  • How Does It Make You Feel Knowing That Heaven Rejoices Over Your Your Repentance?
  • How Do These Parables Teach The Good News Of Jesus? Who Do You Know That Needs To Hear This Good News?
  • Will You Pray For Opportunities To Share With & Demonstrate To Them And Others This Good News?
 
Close:
  • Pray!


LIFE GROUP LESSON FOR SEPTEMBER 10th, 2017

Series:

Easier Said … Following Jesus Is Hard To Do

Scripture:

Matthew 18:15-17

Open:

• What are some examples in your life of things that are easier said than done?

• Following Jesus is actually quite difficult, so why do we give in to the temptation to pitch it as the “easy path” or “your best life now”? Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me… Matthew 16:24

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LIFE GROUP LESSON FOR AUGUST 20th, 2017

Focus:

Prayer

Pray!

Psalm 86

What are the things Davids asks of God in verses 1-4 and 11? What reasons does he give to God to answer him? What does David know/say about God in this Psalm that gives him the confidence to pray in this manner?

Matthew 6:9-13

What are the things Jesus teaches his disciples to pray for in this prayer? What does Jesus know/say about God in this prayer that is to motivate his disciples to pray in this manner?

Ephesians 3:14-21


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LIFE GROUP LESSON FOR AUGUST 13th, 2017

Series:

The Kingdom

Sermon:

The Landowner

Scripture:

Matthew 20:1-16

Pray!

  1. What’s your initial “gut” reaction after reading this parable? What does your response tell you?
  2. When have you been envious of someone’s generosity? What is rooted in a feeling of unfairness?
  3. John said, “Our growth generally happens in disruptions.” When have you had a disruption in your life that led to a season of spiritual growth?
  4. This parable is situated between

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