Posts with the category “groups-discipleship-tools”

Advent Week 4 | Chara / Joy
November 20th, 2022
A Time of Hopeful AnticipationFor centuries, Christians around the world have used the four weeks leading up to Christmas to prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. It’s a time when we observe hi...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Advent Week 3 | Agape / Love
November 20th, 2022
A Time of Hopeful AnticipationFor centuries, Christians around the world have used the four weeks leading up to Christmas to prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. It’s a time when we observe hi...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Advent Week 2 | Shalom / Peace
November 20th, 2022
A Time of Hopeful AnticipationFor centuries, Christians around the world have used the four weeks leading up to Christmas to prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. It’s a time when we observe hi...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Advent Week 1 | Yakhal / Hope
November 20th, 2022
A Time of Hopeful AnticipationFor centuries, Christians around the world have used the four weeks leading up to Christmas to prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. It’s a time when we observe hi...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Mark 16:1-8 | Discussion Questions
November 13th, 2022
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONShare a moment when you encountered the unexpected and were pleasantly surprised.SNAPSHOT In our passage, the two Marys go to perform burial rites for Jesus and are sh...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Mark 15:21-47 | Discussion Questions
October 30th, 2022
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONShare a moment in your life when you felt alone. Maybe it was a work project that fell entirely on you with no outside help; perhaps you were lied about, and only you ...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Mark 15:1-20 | Discussion Questions
October 26th, 2022
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONHow do you react when accused of something? Are you immediately defensive? How do you respond if the accusation is true? If it is false?SNAPSHOTIn a few hours, Jesus g...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Mark 14:43-72 | Discussion Questions
October 18th, 2022
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSION Have you ever been falsely accused of something or betrayed? How did you feel and respond?Have you ever failed to follow through on something you were confident you w...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Mark 14:26-32 | Discussion Questions
October 10th, 2022
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONHave you ever known somebody who was self-deceived? Without naming names, share about this person and why you believe they were self-deceived.Going a little deeper: wh...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Mark 14:12-25 | Discussion Questions
October 9th, 2022
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONShare a time when you forgot something really important. What happened? What were the consequences?Many of you probably know somebody who has gotten Alzheimer's diseas...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Mark 14:1-11 | Discussion Questions
September 27th, 2022
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSION Who is the most passionate & devoted Christian you know? What stands out to you about their faith?On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your passion for Jesus and hi...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Mark 13:14-37 | Discussion Questions
September 14th, 2022
PRAYER: Begin your time in prayer, asking the Father to pour out His Spirit upon you so that you can see the Son, Jesus Christ, more clearly. OPENING DISCUSSION: What do you think about the following ...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Mark 13:1-13 | Discussion Questions
September 14th, 2022
PRAYER: Begin your time in prayer, asking the Father to pour out His Spirit upon you so that you can see the Son, Jesus Christ, more clearly.OPENING DISCUSSION: You don’t have to hang around Christian...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Mark 12:28-37 | Discussion Questions
September 13th, 2022
PRAYER: Begin your time in prayer, asking the Father to pour out His Spirit upon you so that you can see the Son, Jesus Christ, more clearly.SNAPSHOT: This week’s text is Mark 12:28-37. In these two s...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Acts 2:42-47 | Discussion Questions
September 7th, 2022
ACTS 2:42-47 | FELLOWSHIP GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONSPREPARATIONPrayer: Begin your time in prayer, asking God to open your hearts and minds to His Word.Opening Discussion: As a group, share about the m...  Read More
by Lia Stone
THE UNSTOPPABLE POWER OF JESUS - MARK 4:35-5:30
April 24th, 2022
"THE UNSTOPPABLE POWER OF JESUS" | MARK 4:35-5:30 WARM-UPOur city's worldview often collides with God’s - who is authoritative and gives us specific ways to live as we surrender to him.  What about th...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Responding to a King - Mark 11:1-11
April 10th, 2022
RESPONDING TO A KING | MARK 11:1-11 WARM-UPHave you ever been in a social situation where you didn’t know how to act? What to wear? What to say? What the rules of etiquette were? Share with your group...  Read More
by Lia Stone
The Ultimate Reality According To Jesus - Mark 4:21-34
April 7th, 2022
"THE ULTIMATE REALITY ACCORDING TO JESUS" | MARK 4:21-34 WARM-UPWhat realities direct your day-to-day life? (e.g. gravity, job, relationships, etc.) What would happen if you lived as if they didn’t ex...  Read More
by Lia Stone
The Garden of Jesus - Mark 4:1-20
March 27th, 2022
"THE GARDEN OF JESUS" | MARK 4:1-20 WARM-UPThe sermon mentioned a few caricatures of Jesus that our nation, culture, or news cycles present to us.  All of these are distortions of The Original Jesus. ...  Read More
by Jesse Cowan
The Power of Jesus - Mark 3:7-35
March 21st, 2022
"THE POWER OF JESUS" | MARK 3:7-35 WARM-UPHave you ever had an experience where you sensed the presence and activity of invisible spiritual forces of darkness? What was that experience, and how did it...  Read More
by Lia Stone
The Distinction of Jesus - Mark 2:13-3:6
March 14th, 2022
"The Distinction of Jesus" | MARK 2:13-3:6 WARM-UPThe culture we grow up in powerfully affects our attitude towards behavior we deem as “normal” or “abnormal.” If you grew up with a big family that en...  Read More
by Lia Stone
The Authority of Jesus - Mark 2:1-12
March 7th, 2022
"THE AUTHORITY OF JESUS" | MARK 2:1-12 WARM-UPIf somebody asked you to define the word “authority,” what would you say?Think about your own life, as well as the world we live in, and share some concre...  Read More
by Lia Stone
The Movement of Jesus - Mark 1:16-45
February 22nd, 2022
"THE MOVEMENT OF JESUS" | MARK 1:16-45 WARM-UPHow do you imagine the people you find yourself organically surrounded by (neighbors, co-workers, classmates, etc.) would answer, “What is the meaning of ...  Read More
by Lia Stone
The Message of Jesus - Mark 1:14-15
February 14th, 2022
"THE MESSAGE OF JESUS" | MARK 1:14-15WARM-UPWe all have some degree of clutter in our lives, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual. What clutter do you have at your house or apartment? What kind o...  Read More
by Lia Stone
The Gospel Begins in the Wilderness - Mark 1:1-13
February 7th, 2022
THE ORIGINAL JESUS | Mark 1:1-13WARM-UPWe all know what it’s like to be fooled by a fake. Have you purchased an item such as a watch or shoes or a purse only to realize after using it that it was a ch...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 42: How is the Word of God to be read and heard?
November 28th, 2021
QUESTION: How is the Word of God to be read and heard?ANSWER: With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith, store it in our hearts, and practice it in our lives. WARM-U...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 39: With what attitude should we pray?
November 15th, 2021
QUESTION:  With what attitude should we pray?ANSWER: With love, perseverance, and gratefulness; in humble submission to God’s will, knowing that, for the sake of Christ, he always hears our prayers. W...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 38: What is prayer?
November 8th, 2021
QUESTION:  What is prayer?ANSWER: Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God in praise, petition, confession of sin, and thanksgiving. WARM-UPThe human experience has been described in many different way...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 37: How does the Holy Spirit help us?
November 2nd, 2021
QUESTION: How does the Holy Spirit help us?ANSWER: The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and the desire to obey God; and he enables us to pray and to...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 36 What do we believe about the Holy Spirit?
October 24th, 2021
QUESTION:  What do we believe about the Holy Spirit?ANSWER: That he is God, coeternal with the Father and the Son, and that God grants him irrevocably to all who believe. WARM-UPThe Holy Spirit has of...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 35: Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through faith alone, where does this faith come from?
October 17th, 2021
QUESTION: Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through faith alone, where does this faith come from?ANSWER: All the gifts we receive from Christ we receive through the Holy Spirit, including faith it...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 34: Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through Christ alone, must we still do good works and obey God’s Word?
October 11th, 2021
QUESTION:  Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through Christ alone, must we still do good works and obey God’s Word?ANSWER: Yes, because Christ, having redeemed us by his blood, also renews us by h...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 33: Should those who have faith in Christ seek their salvation through their own works, or anywhere else?
October 3rd, 2021
QUESTION: Should those who have faith in Christ seek their salvation through their own works, or anywhere else?ANSWER: No, they should not, as everything necessary to salvation is found in Christ. To ...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 32: What do justification and sanctification mean?
September 26th, 2021
QUESTION:  What do justification and sanctification mean?ANSWER: Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ’s death and resurrection for us.  Sanctification mea...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 31: What do we believe by true faith?
September 20th, 2021
QUESTION:  What do we believe by true faith? ANSWER: Everything taught to us in the gospel. The Apostles’ Creed expresses what we believe in these words: We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker o...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 30: What is faith in Jesus Christ?
September 12th, 2021
QUESTION: What is faith in Jesus Christ?ANSWER: Faith in Jesus Christ is acknowledging the truth of everything that God has revealed in his Word, trusting in him, and also receiving and resting on him...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 29: How can we be saved?
September 9th, 2021
QUESTION: How can we be saved?ANSWER: Only by faith in Jesus Christ and in his substitutionary atoning death on the cross; so even though we are guilty of having disobeyed God and are still inclined t...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 28: What happens after death to those not united to Christ by faith?
August 30th, 2021
QUESTION:  What happens after death to those not united to Christ by faith?ANSWER: At the day of judgment they will receive the fearful but just sentence of condemnation pronounced against them. They ...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Stand Alone Sermon - Resurrection Life, Matt Chandler
July 21st, 2021
WARM-UPCan you think of a time when God didn’t operate in your life the way that you wanted? Or work on the timeline that you thought was best? How did this affect the way that you related to God? Wha...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 25: Does Christ’s death mean all our sins can be forgiven?
July 11th, 2021
QUESTION: Does Christ’s death mean all our sins can be forgiven?ANSWER: Yes, because Christ’s death on the cross fully paid the penalty for our sin, God graciously imputes Christ’s righteousness to us...  Read More
by Lia Stone

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