Discussion Guides

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Discussion guides are intended to simply be a suggested guide to good conversation. Feel free to focus on certain sections and omit others. Pray that the Holy Spirit would guide your conversation to meet the particular needs of your own discussion group.


Dealing with Grief
February 12, 2017 – Comforted Comforters
February 5, 2017 – Distress
January 29, 2017 – Jesus, The Man of Sorrows
January 22, 2017 – Don’t Hurry Grief


Pioneer Faith: Go Where You Have Not Been
October 30, 2016 – Pioneer Faith: Into Loving Your Neighbor
October 23, 2016 – Pioneer Faith: Into Perfection
October 16, 2016 – Pioneer Faith: Face Your Fears
October 9, 2016 – Jesus the Pioneer


[RE]TURN

October 2, 2016 – Peter: Return To Jesus
September 25, 2016 – Levi: You are Welcome
September 18, 2016 – Peter: Yet, If You Say So


The Hidden Treasure: Discovering God’s Spirit Within (All files in pdf format):

June 12, 2016 (The Spirit Gives Us Hope) The Spirit Gives Us Hope
June 5, 2016 (The Spirit Frees You to Live) The Spirit Frees You to Live
May 29, 2016 (Power to Endure Adversity) Power to Endure Adversity
May 22, 2016 (The Spirit’s Gifts for Service)  Gifts for Service
May 15, 2016 (The Power for Witness) Acts 1:8 Power for Witness
May 8, 2016 (The Voice of God) Romans 10:17 The Holy Spirit and the Voice of God
May 1, 2016 (The Spirit Makes You Grow) Philippians 2:12-13 Holy Spirit Helps Us Grow
April 24, 2016 (Conviction of Sin) John 16:5-11 Conviction of Sin

What is God Like Discussion Guides (All files in pdf format):
March 20, 2016 (The Son Who Was Killed) Luke 20:9-16 The Vineyard Owner 
March 13, 2016 (The Banquet Host) Luke 14:7-24 The Banquet Host 
March 6, 2016 (The Searching Father) Luke 15:11-32 The Prodigal Father 
February 28, 2016 (A Generous Employer) Matthew 20:1-16 A Generous Employer  
February 21, 2016 (Serving God by Helping Others) Matthew 25:31-46 Serving God Helping Others 
February 14, 2016 (What is God Like?) Hebrews 1:1-4 – What God is Like

Lessons from Jeremiah (All files in pdf format):
January 17, 2016 (Plans) Jeremiah 29:4-14 Plan to Live

Teach Us To Pray Discussion Guides (All files in pdf format):
November 15 (Give Us Our Daily Bread) Matthew 6:5-8 Give Us Our Daily Bread 
November 8 (Thy Kingdom Come) Revelation 21:1-5 Kingdom Come
November 1 (Our Father) Matthew 6:9-13 Our Father

Wise Investment Discussion Guides (All files in pdf format):
October 25 (Giving Financially) Acts 4:32-37 Giving Financially
October 18 (Giving Yourself) Acts 20:17-38) Giving Yourself
October 11 (Worshipping Apart) Philippians 2:12-15 Worship Apart
October 4 (Worshipping Together) Acts 2:37-42 Worship
September 27 (Family) Ephesians 5:1-2,21 Family
September 20 (Friendship) John 15:12-14 Friendship 
September 13 (Wisdom) Proverbs 3:13-18 Wisdom

“Everything: the Whole Story of God’s Love” Discussion Guides (All files in pdf format):
June 21, 2015 (Everything for Nothing) Ephesians 2:1-10 Everything for Nothing
June 14, 2015 (Jesus is Everything) Matthew 3:13-17 & Philippians 2:5-11 Jesus is Everything
June 7, 2015 (Everything Matters) Isaiah 54:4-10 Everything Matters
May 31, 2015 (The Promise That Holds Everything Together) Genesis 12:1-3 15:8-21 Promise that holds everything together
May 24, 2015 (Almost Everything Falls Apart) Genesis 3:1-24 Almost Everything Falls Apart
May 17, 2015 (Everything is Good) Genesis 1:1-2,31 Everything is Good
May 10, 2015 (Love is Everything) Luke 10:25-37 Love is Everything

May 3, 2015 (The Next Step of Faith) Matthew 14:22-33 the Next Step

Look Again: The Art of Seeing Jesus” Discussion Guides (All files in pdf format):
March 22, 2015 (The Mocking of Christ) Matthew 27:27-32 the mocking of Jesus
March 15, 2015 (The Denial of Saint Peter) Matthew 26:31-35, 69-75 The Denial of Saint Peter
March 8, 2015 (The Taking of Jesus) Matthew 26:47-56 The Taking of Christ

March 1, 2015 (The Bread of Life) John 6:28-35 The Bread of Life

“Life Unleashed: Discovering the Freedom of a Life in Christ” Discussion Guides (All files in pdf format):
February 22, 2015 (Free to Serve as Jesus has Served) John 13:6-8 Free to serve as Jesus has served
February 15, 2015 (Freedom from Self-Righteousness, Free for Mercy) Luke 18:9-14 From Self-Righteousness to Mercy
February 8, 2015 (Freedom from Saving Yourself, Free to Love Others) Luke 9:23-25 Free From Saving Yourself, Free to Love Others
February 1, 2015 (Freedom from Wealth, Free for Others) Luke 19:1-10 Freedom From Wealth for Others
January 25, 2015 (Freedom from Anxiety, Free for Prayer) Philippians 4:6-7 Freedom from Anxiety, Free for Prayer
January 18, 2015 (Freedom from Isolation, Free for Fellowship) Genesis 3 Freedom from Isolation, Free for Fellowship
January 11, 2015 (For Freedom, Christ has set us free) Galatians 5:1  For Freedom

“Come and See: Inviting People to Follow Jesus” Discussion Guides (All files in pdf format):
November 16, 2014 (Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch) Acts 8:26-39 Philip and the Ethiopian 
November 9, 2014 (Creating Chances) Mark 1:1-12 Creating Chances 
November 2, 2014 (Come and See) John 1:43-51 Come and see

“Building Church: Working Together to Make Jesus Known” Discussion Guides (All files in pdf format):
October 26, 2014 (Ambassadors for Christ) 2 Corinthians 5:19-20 Ambassadors for Christ
October 19, 2014 (Live for Him) 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 Live for Him
October 12, 2014 (Facing Affliction) 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Facing Affliction
October 5, 2014 (Spreading God’s Grace) 2 Corinthians 4:13-15 Spreading Grace
September 28, 2014 (Treasure in Clay Jars) 2 Corinthians 4:6-12 Treasure in Clay Jars
September 21, 2014 (The Glory of God) 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 The Glory of God
September 14, 2014 (You Are a Letter of Christ) 2 Corinthians 3:1-3 You Are a Letter of Christ

“Painting God: Images of God in the Stories Jesus Told” Discussion Guides (All files in pdf format):
June 22, 2014 (The God Who Seeks the Lost, Near and Far) Luke 15:1-10 The Lost, Near and Far
June 15, 2014 (Investing Ourselves in the Master’s Work) Matthew 25:14-30 Putting Our Talents to Work
June 8, 2014 (The God Who Has Forgiven a Great Debt) Matthew 18:21-35 Forgiveness
June 1, 2014 (Pharisee and the Tax Collector) Luke 18:9-14 Pharisee and Tax Collector
May 25, 2014 (Ten Bridesmaids) Matthew 25:1-13 Ten Bridesmaids
May 18, 2014 (The Host of the Banquet) Luke 14:15-24 Host of the Banquet
May 11, 2014 (The Welcoming Father) Luke 15:11-32 Welcoming Father

May 4, 2014 (Living Faith, Hope, and Love) Romans 5:1-5 Living Faith, Hope, and Love

“We are what He has made us” Discussion Guides (All files in pdf format):
March 23, 2014 (Like Living Sacrifices) Romans 12:1-21 Living Sacrifices
March 16, 2014 (Like Ambassadors for Christ) 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 Ambassadors
March 9, 2014 (Like a Temple of the Holy Spirit) 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Temple of the Holy Spirit
March 2, 2014 (Like Clay Pots) 2 Corinthians 4:7 Clay Pots
February 23, 2014 (Like Members of the Body) 1 Corinthians 12:27 Members
February 16, 2014 (Like Branches of the Vine) John 15:1-5 Branches
February 9, 2014 (Like a Soldier, an Athlete, or a Farmer) 2 Timothy 2:1-7 Soldier, Athlete, Farmer
February 2, 2014 (Like Aliens and Exiles) 1 Peter 2:9-12 Aliens and exiles
January 26, 2014 (Like Sheep) John 10: 11,27 Sheep
January 19, 2014 (Like Newborn Infants) 1 Peter 2:1-3 Newborn Infants

“Good News of Great Joy for All People” Discussion Guides (All files in pdf format):
December 15, 2013 (Hope) Luke 1:5-20 Jesus our Hope
December 8, 2013 (Consolation) Luke 2:25-35 Jesus our Consolation

“Matthew: The Meaning of Jesus” Discussion Guides (All files in pdf format):
December 1, 2013 (Rest for the Weary) Matthew 11:25-30 Rest for the Weary
November 24, 2013 (A Ransom for Many) Matthew 20:28 Ransom for Many
November 17, 2013 (Ambition to Serve) Matthew 20:17-28 Ambition to Serve
November 10, 2013 (Temptations in Following God) Matthew 4:1-11 Temptations
November 3, 2013 (The Beatitudes) Matthew 5:1-12 The Values of Jesus
October 27, 2013 (The Baptism of Jesus) Matthew 3:13-17 Baptism of Jesus
October 20, 2013 (God Saves) Matthew 1:18-25 God Saves

“Matthew: Follow Me” Discussion Guides (All files in pdf format):
October 13, 2013 (Take Up Your Cross) Matthew 16:21-28 Take Up Your Cross
October 6, 2013 (The Jar of Great Value) Matthew 26:6-13 The Jar of Great Value
September 29, 2013 (Give Up Your Idols) Matthew 19:16-30 Give Up Your Idols
September 22, 2013 (Bring Your Burdens to Jesus) Matthew 9:18-26 Bring Your Burdens to Jesus
September 15, 2013 (Follow me) Matthew 9:9-13 A Friend of Sinners
September 8, 2013 (Put Down Your Nets) Matthew 4:18-22 Put down your nets

“James: Working Faith” Discussion Guides (All files in pdf format):

September 1,2013 (Being Patient) James 5:7-11 Being Patient
August 25, 2013 (There is Only One Judge) James 4:11-12 Do Not Judge
August 11, 2013 (Two Kinds of Wisdom) James 3:13-18 Two Kinds of Wisdom
August 4, 2013 (Words) James 1:19-21 Words Matter
July 28, 2013 (Working Faith) James 2:14-26 Working Faith
July 21, 2013 (Doers of the Word) James 1:22-25 Doers of the Word
July 14, 2013 (Life, Death, and Temptation) James 1:12-16 Trials and Temptations: Actions
July 7, 2013  (Joy and Faith in Trials) James 1:1-4 Trials and Temptations: Mindset

“The Prayers of God’s People” Discussion Guides (All files in pdf format):

June 16, 2013 (Lament): Psalm 42 Lament
June 9, 2013 (Pray This): Ephesians 3 Pray This
May 26, 2013 (The Lord’s Prayer): Matthew 6 The Lord’s Prayer
May 19, 2013 (Request Denied): Mark 14 Request Denied
May 12, 2013 (Request Granted): Philippians 4 Request Granted
May 5, 2013 (Confession): Psalms 51 Confession
April 28, 2013 (Deliverance): Jonah 2 Deliverance
April 21, 2013 (Silence): 1 Kings 19 Silence
April 14, 2013 (Intro to Prayer): Psalm 34 Joining Our Hearts with God’s Heart

 

“CHURCH 201: Practicing Faith, Love and Hope” Discussion Guides:

March 17, 2013 (Pay Attention: Part 1): 1 Thess 5:12-18 God’s Will: Trust & Obey
March 10, 2013 (Armor for the Battle): 1 Thess 5:6-11 Spiritual Realities – Spiritual War
March 3, 2013 (Things That Last – Todd Curtis): 1 Thess 5:1-11 The Coming of the Lord – Part 2
February 24, 2013 (Hope From Grief): 1 Thess 4:13-18 The Coming of the Lord – Part 1
February 17, 2013 (Sanctification: Why and How): 1 Thess 4:1-8 Consumer vs. Covenant Relationships
February 10, 2013 (Your Sanctification): 1 Thess 4:1-8 God’s Will: Sanctification
January 27, 2013 (A Life Worthy of God):  1 Thess 2:5-12 Walk the Walk
January 20, 2013 (Encountering Opposition):  1 Thess 2:1-4 Motives
January 13, 1012 (Your Faith in God): 1 Thess 1:1-10 Resounding Faith

 

“THE COMMUNITY JESUS INTENDS” study guides:

1. Build Up One Another – 4.22.2012: Discussion Guide
2. Welcome One Another – 4.29.2012: Discussion Guide
3. Serve One Another – 5.6.2012: Discussion Guide | Leader Guide
4. Carry One Another – 5.13.2012: Discussion Guide | Leader Guide
5. Forgive One Another – 5.20.2012: Discussion Guide | Leader Guide
6. Admonish One Another – 5.27.2012: Discussion Guide | Leader Guide
7. Pray For One Another – 6.3.2012: Discussion Guide | Leader Guide
8. Bear With One Another – 6.10.2012: Discussion Guide | Leader Guide
9. Love One Another – 6.17.2012: Discussion Guide | Leader Guide