Posts with the category “groups-discipleship-tools”

1 Thessalonians 3:6-13
April 12th, 2024
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONWe all have people who inspire us to live better lives. Some inspire us to get in better shape, pursue a dream we have been putting off, or be better friends, spouses,...  Read More
by Andy Barlow
1 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5
April 5th, 2024
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONIn 2017, Tim Farron, the leader of the British Liberal Democrats, resigned from public office for a reason he deemed “discrimination against him as a result of his Chr...  Read More
by Clark Nunnelly
Easter Sunday
April 1st, 2024
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONThis week, we are breaking away from our series in 1 Thessalonians to celebrate Easter Sunday. The resurrection of Jesus points to the final victory that all humans de...  Read More
by Clark Nunnelly
Passion Week (Palm Sunday)
March 22nd, 2024
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONThis week, we are breaking away from our series in 1 Thessalonians to prepare our hearts for Easter Sunday. But before we can celebrate the resurrection of Jesus in al...  Read More
by Andy Barlow
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
March 8th, 2024
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONOver the last several years, the media has highlighted the scandalous fall of high-profile evangelical pastors and ministries. Through chart-topping podcasts and well-...  Read More
by Andy Barlow
1 Thessalonians 1:6-10
March 1st, 2024
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONOne of the most common experiences of the Christian life is that we tend to doubt God when specific circumstances arise. For example, sin can make us question our stan...  Read More
by Clark Nunnelly
1 Thessalonians 1:1-5
February 24th, 2024
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONAmong the more difficult teachings of the Christian faith is the doctrine of predestination. According to this biblical doctrine, all people are born into this world d...  Read More
by Andy Barlow
Mark 3:7-35
February 18th, 2024
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONAccording to recent surveys, between 70-80% of Americans say they believe in God. And yet well over half of these people also believe that “all roads” lead to God and ...  Read More
by Andy Barlow
1 Peter 4:7-11
February 9th, 2024
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONIn recent years, National Geographic has produced a show entitled “Doomsday Preppers.” A prepper believes that a catastrophic event that could end civilization will li...  Read More
by Andy Barlow
Mark 10:17-31
January 28th, 2024
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONIn today's passage, Jesus describes the church as a family. What do you think it means to call the church a family? Read Mark 10:17-31 aloud. In this passage, a very w...  Read More
by Andy Barlow
Romans 8:26-30
November 20th, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYERAsk God to guide your discussions and to experience his presence as you read his word together.OPENING DISCUSSIONDescribe a time when you felt weak, needy, or vulnerable. What was going...  Read More
by Andy Barlow
Romans 8:14-17
November 19th, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYERAsk God to guide your discussions and to experience his presence as you read his word together.OPENING DISCUSSIONIn his timeless book Knowing God, J. I. Packer says, “Adoption is the hi...  Read More
by Andy Barlow
Romans 8:12-13
November 8th, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYERAsk God to guide your discussions and to experience his presence as you read his word together.OPENING DISCUSSIONIn the movie Castaway, Tom Hanks plays a character named Chuck Nolan.  N...  Read More
by Clark Nunnelly
Romans 8:9-11
October 30th, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYERAsk God to guide your discussions and to experience his presence as you read his word together.OPENING DISCUSSIONIn the beginning chapter of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, we meet ...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Romans 8:5-8
October 29th, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYERAsk God to guide your discussions and to experience his presence as you read his word together.OPENING DISCUSSIONSome people think in very black-and-white terms, and others have a high ...  Read More
by Andy Barlow
Romans 8:1-4
October 21st, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYERAsk God to guide your discussions and to experience his presence as you read his word together.OPENING DISCUSSIONMalcolm X once shared in his autobiography about the Earth’s most promin...  Read More
by Clark Nunnelly
Exodus 15:1-21
May 9th, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYERAsk God to guide your discussions and to experience his presence as you read his word together.OPENING DISCUSSIONRecount when you no longer had to carry a heavy burden or you completed ...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Exodus 14:1-31
May 4th, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYERAsk God to guide your discussions and to experience his presence as you read his word together.OPENING DISCUSSIONHave you ever felt unsure of the outcome of a significant future event o...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Exodus 13:17-22
April 26th, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYERCONTEXTExodus tells the story of how God redeemed his people from slavery in Egypt and made a covenant with them to be their God and for them to be his people. Exodus touches on many im...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Exodus 12:14-28, 13:1-16
April 16th, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONWe all have moments that have impacted us significantly, not just in the moment but continually through life as we remember and reflect on them. Share an incredibly im...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Exodus 12:1-13, 29-42
April 16th, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYERAsk God to guide your discussions and to experience his presence as you read his word together.OPENING DISCUSSIONShare a tradition among your friends or family that you celebrate. Descr...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Easter | April 9
April 3rd, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONAs you begin, discuss the following statement made by C. S. Lewis. Do you agree or disagree? How do Lewis’ words speak to your own life?If you read history, you will f...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Holy Week | April 2-9
March 29th, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONDescribe the best gift you have ever received. What made the gift so special?CONTEXTHoly Week is the week leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus and, three days later,...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Exodus 7:8-11:10
March 8th, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONWe are slow learners in various ways. We all have areas of our lives where we have repeated the same mistake over and over again. What is an area like this in your lif...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Exodus 6:1-7:7
March 8th, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYEROPENING DISCUSSIONHave you ever experienced a “broken spirit”? A time when life felt hopeless, and it was hard to believe things would change? CONTEXTThe book of Exodus continues the st...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Exodus 5:1-23
March 8th, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYERAsk God to guide your discussions and to experience his presence as you read his word together.OPENING DISCUSSIONDescribe a time when things in life didn't go as expected. How did you r...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Exodus 4:18-31
March 2nd, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYERAsk God to guide your discussions and to experience his presence as you read his word together.OPENING DISCUSSIONShare about a time when you had to leave somewhere/something to enter in...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Exodus 4:1-17
February 21st, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYER OPENING DISCUSSIONShare about a time when you were asked to do something that seemed intimidating or uncomfortable, but you knew you should do it. How did you initially respond when as...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Exodus 3
February 15th, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYER OPENING DISCUSSIONShare a time when you unexpectedly encountered God. What was the context? Is there a lasting impact from that encounter? CONTEXTThe book of Exodus continues the story...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Exodus 2
February 1st, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYER OPENING DISCUSSIONShare a time when you felt like God was absent. What were the circumstances? Why did you feel that way? CONTEXTThe book of Exodus continues the story of Genesis. In a...  Read More
by Lia Stone
Exodus 1
January 31st, 2023
BEGIN IN PRAYER OPENING DISCUSSIONWhat is the most courageous thing you have ever done? CONTEXTThe book of Exodus continues the story of Genesis. In a nutshell, Genesis tells the story of how God crea...  Read More
by Lia Stone
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

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