Community Group Questions 01.24.21

Community Group Questions 01.24.21

Community Group Questions 01.24.21 Sermon // Creating a Culture of Contentment // Philippians 4:11-13 Are you content with what you have in life? What are the things you wish you could have that would make it better?a. How might these verses guide you:    i. Matt....
Community Group Questions 01.24.21

Community Group Questions 01.17.21

Community Group Questions 01.17.21 Sermon // Creating a Culture of Generosity // John 12:1-11 Read John 12:1-11. How expensive of a gift was it that Mary presented to Jesus? a. What is the most expensive gift you’ve ever given, or received? How did the gifts value...
Community Group Questions 01.24.21

Community Group Questions 01.10.21

Community Group Questions 01.10.21 Sermon // Creating a Culture of Giving // Exodus 35 & 36 Growing up – in what ways did your family life shape your views of money?a. Did your parents teach anything about giving to God?b. How did leaders play a role in this...
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Community Group Questions 01.03.21

Community Group Questions 01.03.21 Sermon // The 2021 Commission How did the video of Oscar Schindler help you relate to evaluating our life and what is truly significant? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOoWpTxKJGA&t=7s Read Matt. 28:19-20. Discuss what views...
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Community Group Questions 12.27.20

Community Group Questions 12.27.20 Sermon // Lessons from the Story of Joseph // Genesis 37-50 Big Picture Ideas: Joseph experienced life: In the pit In prison In the palace Even in the midst of pain and hurtful situations, God will accomplish his purposes Lesson #1...
Community Group Questions 01.24.21

Community Group Questions 12.20.20

Community Group Questions 12.20.20 Jesus: the Shepherd of Shalom Read Isaiah 9:6.A. Who is the “Prince of Peace?”B. Why does He bear that title? In Mark 12:28-31, Jesus distills the entire body of the law down to two simple commandments.A. How do these two...
Community Group Questions 01.24.21

Community Group Questions 12.13.20

Community Group Questions 12.13.20 Sermon // Advent of Wrath & Love 1. In his Novel A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens explains the world of that day (Winter of 1775): It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,it was the age of wisdom, it was the age...
Community Group Questions 01.24.21

Community Group Questions 12.06.20

Community Group Questions 12.06.20 Sermon // Christmas: The Season of Giving – Hope Can you recall from the message what struggles Jeremiah was facing during his time? What similarities can you find today with Jeremiah?  Read Jeremiah 23:5-6 and discuss how...
Community Group Questions 01.24.21

Community Group Questions 11.29.20

Community Group Questions 11.29.20 Sermon // Essentials & Non-Essentials // Romans 14 The main point of the sermon was to “Be grounded in the essentials and gracious in the non-essentials.” What would you consider as essential doctrines and practices in the...

Community Group Questions 11.22.20

Community Group Questions 11.22.20 Thankful for the Good Shepherd Psalm 23   How is Luke 17:11-19 a picture of Christians today?  What does it teach about us about thankfulness?   Read Psalm 23:1 – What are the things giving you the most anxiety today?a. How...
Community Group Questions 01.24.21

Community Group Questions 11.15.20

Community Group Questions 11.15.20 Orphan Sunday // Father to the Fatherless Psalm 68:1-6 What headlines in the news today are stressful to you? How does Psalm 68:1-2 address the anxieties you may develop when surveying the news today?a. Who are the enemies today that...
Community Group Questions 01.24.21

Community Group Questions 11.08.20

Community Group Questions 11.08.20 Keep An Eye on the Highest Prize Philippians 4:10-22 The message Sunday focused us on keeping our eyes on the highest prize – joy in Christ. Read 4:10-13 and compare the different situations below with Paul’s and how his ability to...
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Community Group Questions 11.01.20

Community Group Questions 11.01.20 Standing Firm in Joy Philippians 3:12-4:9 Read Philippians 3:17-21. Paul exhorts us to find the right people to imitate in life.  What sense do you get of Paul’s relationship he’s had with the “enemies of the cross” he describes?a....
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Community Group Questions 10.25.20

Community Group Questions 10.25.20 Joy in Christ Philippians 3:1-16 Underline the seven assets in which Paul placed his confidence prior to knowing Christ (5-6). Which ones do you find most impressive?a. What kind of resume do you have?b. Read 3:7 and explain how...
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Community Group Questions 10.18.20

Community Group Questions 10.18.20 Joy in God’s People Philippians 2:19-30 1. When reading the text for this week what impresses you about the concern and connection of this early church?a. How has the pandemic challenged you to stay connected?b. When you are...
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Community Group Questions 10.11.20

Community Group Questions 10.11.20 Finding Joy In Philippians 2:2, Paul finds joy that believers are unified and “of the same mind.” What does being of the same mind consist of in Philippians 2:1–4? What effect does disunity have on those within a...
Community Group Questions 01.24.21

Ministry Update 10.9.20

Ministry Update 10.9.20 Dear Church, Today I sent a letter to the governor.  I spent the better part of my week putting the letter together with the help of our elders, and also building a coalition of other pastors/churches on the island who would sign it and stand...
Community Group Questions 01.24.21

Ministry Update 10.3.20

Ministry Update 10.3.20 Dear Church, I have bittersweet news.   Most of you have probably heard by now that the governor is allowing churches to open this Sunday, and that is sweet.  We plan to have a 9:00 a.m. service followed by a 10:30 a.m. service in order to...
Community Group Questions 01.24.21

Community Group Questions 10.04.20

Community Group Questions 10.04.20 Seeing Joy Philippians Chapter 1 What sense do you get when reading Phil. 1:3-4 about Paul’s relationship with the Philippian church members? Do you think that Paul’s response is something you share today?a. Why is being connected to...
Beware of Biting Words

Beware of Biting Words

Beware of Biting Words “The seminal place for uncivil discourse and the biting words we dish out is our self-centered soul.” Dear Church, How many of us are tempted these days to blast someone with our words, albeit justified in our mind because the...