Posts with the category “groups-discipleship-tools”

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
Question 24: Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die?
July 4th, 2021
QUESTION: Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die?ANSWER: Since death is the punishment for sin, Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and br...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 23: Why must the Redeemer be truly God?
June 28th, 2021
QUESTION: Why must the Redeemer be truly God?ANSWER: That because of his divine nature his obedience and suffering would be perfect and effective; and also that he would be able to bear the righteous ...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 22: Why must the Redeemer be truly human? | Hebrews 2:14-18
June 21st, 2021
QUESTION: Why must the Redeemer be truly human?ANSWER: That in human nature he might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer the punishment for human sin; and also that he might sympathi...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 21: What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God? | Hebrews 4:14-15
June 14th, 2021
QUESTION: What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God?ANSWER: One who is truly human and also truly God. WARM-UPWhat do you sense are the most significant factors that take the wind out of...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 20: Who is the Redeemer? | 1 Timothy 2:1-6
June 7th, 2021
QUESTION: Who is the Redeemer?ANSWER: The only Redeemer is the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, in whom God became man and bore the penalty for sin himself. WARM-UPHave you ever been led ast...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 19: Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favor? | Isaiah 53:10-11
May 30th, 2021
QUESTION: Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favor?ANSWER: Yes, to satisfy his justice, God himself, out of mere mercy, reconciles us to himself and delivers us from ...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 18: Will God allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished? | Luke 16:19-31
May 24th, 2021
QUESTION: Will God allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished?ANSWER: No, every sin is against the sovereignty, holiness, and goodness of God, and against his righteous law, and God is right...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 17: What is Idolatry? | Romans 1:21-25
May 17th, 2021
QUESTION:  What is idolatry?ANSWER: Idolatry is trusting in created things rather than the Creator for our hope and happiness, significance and security.WARM-UPWhat are some common ways we look for me...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 16: What is Sin? | Luke 15:1-2; 11-31
May 9th, 2021
QUESTION:  What is sin?ANSWER: Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world he created, rebelling against him by living without reference to him, not being or doing what he requires in his law—result...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 15: Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose? - Romans 7:1-8:4
May 2nd, 2021
Type your new text here. QUESTION: Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?ANSWER: That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful nature and disobedience of our hearts; an...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 14 - Did God create us unable to keep his law? - Romans 3:9-18
April 25th, 2021
QUESTION:  Did God create us unable to keep his law?ANSWER: No, but because of the disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, all of creation is fallen; we are all born in sin and guilt, corrupt...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 13: Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly? - Romans 3:9-10
April 18th, 2021
QUESTION: Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly?ANSWER: Since the fall, no mere human has been able to keep the law of God perfectly, but consistently breaks it in thought, word, and deed.WARM-UPCo...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 12: What does God require in the ninth and tenth commandments? - Exodus 20:16-17
April 11th, 2021
Note: Each of the following categories (Old Self, New Self, and World) will have one question for each commandment. Depending on group interest, time, or strategy, you might only use the ninth command...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Palm Sunday 2021: "A Staged Public Spectacle" - Mark 11:1-19
March 29th, 2021
WARM-UPEither in your personal life, cultural noticings, media sources, what are the most prominent things that you notice that are creating division, strife, and unease around you?Why do these things...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Question 11: What does God require in the sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments? - Exodus 20:13-15
March 21st, 2021
QUESTION: What does God require in the sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments?ANSWER: Sixth, that we do not hurt, or hate, or be hostile to our neighbor, but be patient and peaceful, pursuing even ou...  Read More
by Lia Stone

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