Sermon Study: Session 5 (Fall 2021)

Session 5 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF Word: How this truth should be understood Paul says twice that “we are of good courage” (vv. 6, 8), which allows us to boldly carry out our mission as ambassadors of the Christ. What reason does he give for us being of good courage? What does Paul mean when he says that “we walk by faith, not by sight” (v. 7)? Paul says that “we make it our aim to please him” (v. 9). How do we know what pleases God?......

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Sermon Study: Session 4 (Fall 2021)

Session 4 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF Word: How this truth should be understood Please read 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 for context. What contrasting images does Paul give us? Why do you think this is significant as we come to 5:1? Although this passage speaks of something that is largely in the future, notice in verse 1, it says that we “have a building from God.” Why does Paul emphasize “have” in the present tense, and not “will have” in the future tense? How does Paul describe the building......

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Sermon Study: Session 3 (Fall 2021)

Session 3 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF Word: How this truth should be understood Paul tells us in Philippians 1:27 to “only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ.” Looking at the rest of the verse, how does Paul describe what this looks like? There are many issues that the church can place their efforts and resources towards. How does Philippians 1:27 help us understand what the church should be united for and focused on (cf. 1 Cor 15:3-4)?  Worship: How this truth......

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Sermon Study: Session 2 (Fall 2021)

Session 2 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF Word: How this truth should be understood Pastor Eric pointed out how this passage is a largely ordinary and unremarkable scene on the surface. What are some of the details in this text that would make it seem an unlikely time and place for Jesus to reveal himself? At the time, conventional fishing wisdom held that night time was the best time to fish since less fish would come out as the sun shines on the lake. Along with that, commentators......

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Sermon Study: Session 1 (Fall 2021)

Session 1 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF Word: How this truth should be understood In Pastor Kim’s message, he explained how the “will of the Lord” in verse 17 refers to the gospel, knowing it and living according to its truths. Why do you think this is significant? In verse 15, Paul tells us to “look carefully” how we walk. What do you think Paul is trying to communicate especially with the word “carefully”? The context of this passage stretches all the way back to Ephesians 4:1-3. Take......

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Mother's Day: Session 12 (Spring 2021)

Session 12 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF Word: How this truth should be understood Turn to Genesis 3:8-10, where Adam and Eve hid upon hearing the sound of God walking in the garden looking for them. Consider Adam’s response in v. 10 about being afraid. What do these verses teach us about the origin of fear? Look at Matthew 6:25-27. Why does Jesus tell you NOT to worry about your lives? How do you think Jesus’ illustration about birds and flowers help drive home the point that you......

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Anniversary Sunday: Session 11 (Spring 2021)

Session 11 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF Reflection Questions What about the testimonies encouraged you? In this past year, how have you seen God take something seemingly bad and use it for good in your life? How can this encourage you in the midst of a difficulty you’re experiencing now? How has God answered your prayers and what have you learned about Him through that? In this season of life, what are ways you can magnify God in thanksgiving as well as trials? What areas of your life......

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The Gospel of John: Session 10 (Spring 2021)

Session 10 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF Word: How this truth should be understood According to verse 14, why can we expect to be hated by the world? Think about some of the other ideas and petitions that Jesus has mentioned so far in his prayer in John 17. How do they relate to the purpose of mission and witnessing to the world? Worship: How this truth affects your heart Verse 14 teaches us that as believers, we can expect the world to hate us because we “are......

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Count the Costs: Session 9 (Spring 2021)

Session 9 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF Word: How this truth should be understood Jesus’ words in Mark 8:34-38 do not happen in a vacuum. Verses 27-33 provides the context for his explanation. With that being said, why do you think Peter struggles with Christ saying He will need to die in verses 31-32 and how does Jesus’ words in verses 34-38 correct and inform Peter’s mistaken understanding of Jesus? In verse 34, Jesus gives requirements to follow Him. What are they and what do they mean? In......

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The Darkness Flees: Session 8 (Spring 2021)

Session 8 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF Word: How this truth should be understood Read Ephesians 1:15-23 (Paul’s first prayer in the letter to the Ephesians). Why do you think it is so important for them to understand the power of God? How might that change their lives? In verse 19 Paul prays that we may know “the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge.” What does that tell you about the depth of God’s love and what does that imply about the study of it? Worship: How this......

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