Monday, June 05, 2023
John 4:31-54 | Small Group Questions
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
John 4:1-42 | Small Group Questions
Monday, May 29, 2023
John 3:22-36 | Small Group Questions
The Gospel of John is a unique and powerful account of the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Written by John, one of Jesus' closest disciples, this gospel presents a deep and thoughtful perspective on the person and work of Jesus. Unlike the other three gospels, which are known as the Synoptic Gospels and focus on Jesus' actions and teachings, John's gospel emphasizes the spiritual and theological significance of Jesus' life and ministry. For this series I will write some of the small group questions that go along with each sermon. It seemed like a waste to leave them in a file on my computer and not share them with everyone.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
The Gospel of John: In the Beginning, the Word, the Light, and the Glory
In the Gospel of John, the author introduces the readers to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. The opening verses of John 1:1-18, known as the Prologue, serve as a beautiful drive that captivates our attention and reveals the nature of Jesus and His mission. This blog post will explore the three sections of the Prologue: Jesus as "The Word," "The Light," and "The Glory."
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Biblical Profile | Nicodemus
Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” John 3:1-2
Monday, May 15, 2023
John 3:1-21 | Small Group Questions
Thursday, May 04, 2023
John 2:1-12 | Small Group Questions
Monday, March 27, 2023
A healthy marriage focuses on comforting each other
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.But how can one keep warm alone?Ecclesiastes 4:11
Sunday, February 26, 2023
A healthy marriage focuses on teamwork
9 Two are better than one,because they have a good return for their labor:10 If either of them falls down,one can help the other up.But pity anyone who fallsand has no one to help them up.11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.But how can one keep warm alone?12 Though one may be overpowered,two can defend themselves.A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NIV
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Live No Lies | Book Review
Sunday, January 22, 2023
Pastor Chris Lyons
Monday, November 28, 2022
Luke 19 | Small Group Questions
Monday, November 21, 2022
Luke 18 | Small Group Questions
Monday, November 07, 2022
Luke 12 | Small Group Questions
Monday, October 31, 2022
James 5:13-20 | Small Group Questions
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
James 5:1-12 | Small Group Questions
Monday, October 17, 2022
James 4 | Small Group Questions
James was a leader of the first Christian community ever. He was in a leadership role for 20 years and during this time the church fell on hard times; famine, persecution, and poverty. James lived with wisdom and courage during this difficult time. The book of James is really a letter of wisdom. Instead of writing to one church community, like Paul did, James wrote to all of the Christians to encourage them to live out their faith. For this series I will write some of the small group questions that go along with each sermon. It seemed like a waste to leave them in a file on my computer and not share them with everyone.
Small Group Questions | Do Good | James 4:1-17
James continues his writings and addresses the wars that wage within the human heart. James surfaces how our selfish desires put us in wrong relationships with others. He continues to address how our selfishness puts us in wrong relationship with God. The Bible is full of examples of how to be in right relationship and probably has just as many of how to be in wrong relationship. James has a deeper reason for what he is writing to us. This self-centeredness, and fighting, leads to quarrels among believers in the local church. James started this section with talking about the war with our personal desires and ends it with the will of God.
1) Neal shared a story with us from 2012 about two runners. The first place runner slowed down before crossing the finish line and the second place runner helped him win the race. What do you think about this act of sportsmanship?
2) Read James 4:1-3. James teaches us that the personal wars we face come from personal issues. Read Psalm 133:1, Colossians 2:2, and John 13:34-35. What do these passages teach us about being in right relationship with others?
3) James knew that slander was occurring in the church (read James 4:11-12). James is specifically addressing how we treat other Christians in this passage. Come up with five ways that your group can stop talking negatively about people and move to a position of building others up.
4) Read James 4:3. James is clear that our personal wars impact our prayer life. Read Matthew 6:5-15 and talk about what Jesus teaches us a vibrant prayer life.
5) Read James 4:7-12. James has a logical progression from submitting to God, drawing near to God, and living a humble life. Read 1 Peter 2:13, Romans 3:23, and Ephesians 4:2. Talk about how important: submit, confess, and humble are.
6) Throughout the book of James we’ve been encouraged to live a humble life. A humble life is the opposite of a prideful life. Read Deuteronomy 8:2-3, Psalms 25:9, & Matthew 11:29. Where is God inviting you to a humble life?
7) Read James 4:13-17. James longed for the early church to find the will of God. We long for everyone to do the same. What are some ways this passage teaches us to walk in line with God’s desires for our life?
Close your time in prayer.
Thursday, October 13, 2022
James 3:13-18 | Small Group Questions
Monday, September 26, 2022
James 2:14-26 | Small Group Questions
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Three ways to be formed in Scripture
“He spoke a Book and lives in His spoken words, constantly speaking HIs words and causing the power of them to persist across the years.” — A.W. Tozer.