Continued Bible Experience

Growth Group Weekly Bible Studies – 4.23.17

Love Can – 1st Sunday
Theme: Love Can Define Us – “They will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Warm-Up Questions: How is a dictionary designed to be used? Why is knowing the definition of something important?

Observation and Interpretation Questions: Read Ruth 1: 6-17 How did Naomi initially express love to her daughters-in-law (verses 6-9)? How did the two women reply to their mother-in-law (verse 10)? What does Naomi remind them of in her reply to them (verses 11-13)? What is different in the way the two women respond (verse 14)? What do you hear in Ruth’s declaration to Naomi (verses 15-17)?…

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Growth Group Weekly Bible Study – 4.16.17

    Easter Week   Theme: If Christ be not Raised? – “Then our preaching is futile and your faith is empty…you are still in your sins.”

Warm-Up Questions: When did you find out something you believed was not true? What is it about your favorite fairy tale character that is so special?

Observation and Interpretation Questions: Read I Corinthians 15:1-11 Why does Paul write to the Corinthians about the Gospel (verses 1-2)? What do you hear in how Paul presents the initial details about Jesus (verses 3-4)? How do the various post-Resurrection appearances of Jesus work together to validate
the claims of Jesus’ bodily return from the dead (verses 5-7)?…

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Growth Group Weekly Bible Study – 4.9.17

Sixth Sunday in Lent Theme: God’s Will when we are not Willing – “”You are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.””

Warm-Up Questions: When did you have to do something/go somewhere you did not want? Why is so difficult, particularly for men, to follow the provided directions?

Observation and Interpretation Questions: Read I Exodus 3: 1- 16 Why did Moses initially turn aside to look at the bush (verses 1-3)? What do you hear in how God presented Himself to Moses (verses 4-6)? How do you think Moses felt listening to God tell what He was about to do (verses 7-9)?…

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Growth Group Weekly Bible Study – 4.2.17

Fifth Sunday in Lent   Theme: God’s Will & My Response – “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.”

Warm-Up Questions: Why do people spend so much on obedience training for their dogs? What is the biggest challenge you have with selective hearing?

Observation and Interpretation Questions: Read I Samuel 3: 1- 18 Why would young Samuel have had trouble distinguishing God’s voice (verses 1-7)? What do you hear in Eli’s third set of directions to Samuel (verses 8-9)? How do you think young Samuel spent the rest of the night (verses 10-14)? Why might Samuel have been afraid to answer Eli (verses 15-17)?…

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Growth Groups Weekly Bible Study – 12.18.16

  Advent #2 – Simeon’s Song
Theme: Simeon’s Song – “For my eyes have seen Your salvation which You have prepared before the face of all peoples.”  Warm-Up Questions: How did you feel as a child when you were waiting for something? What is the most exciting thing that you have ever experienced?   Observation and Interpretation Questions:
Read Luke 2: 21-24 Why were Mary and Joseph in the Temple this first time (See Leviticus 12:1-3)? Why were Mary and Joseph in the Temple this second time (See Leviticus 12:4, 6-8)? Read Luke 2: 25-27 What did you see in the description of Simeon that was challenging to you?…

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Growth Groups Weekly Bible Study – 12.11.16

  Advent #2 – Zacharias’ Song
Theme: – Zacharias’ Song – “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways,”  Warm-Up Questions: What was hardest for you when you lost your voice for a short time? Have you ever broken with tradition by something you   did?   Observation and Interpretation Questions:
Read Luke 1: 8-12 What was it about the Gabriel’s visit to Zacharias that is similar to his visit to Mary? Why do you think Zacharias was so amazed by Gabriel’s appearance in the Temple?…

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Growth Group Bible Study-8.28.16

    “Euangelizo” – “I proclaim the Gospel” Theme: – Week 8 – Victory – “Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through
our Lord Jesus Christ!”
Warm-Up Questions: How do you feel when you are on the winning side in a competition?
Describe a time that you were behind, but ended up winning?   Observation and Interpretation Questions: Read Psalm 21:1-5 What did you notice about the attitude of the king regarding his victories? Which of the things mentioned would you prize most if you were victorious? Read Isaiah 42:1-4 How is the description of this coming ruler related to Jesus Christ?…

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This Week’s Continued Bible-11.29.15

Worship Fully Warm-Up Question: Tell about a time when you felt close to God recently. Main Point:  In worship we encounter God’s holiness and mercy, and we receive His grace by faith. Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8  Rev. 4:6-10 Observation and Interpretation Questions: Read Isaiah 6:1-8. What do you notice about the seraphim? Who are they calling to? Notice what happened when they spoke. How do you think you would react to that? How did Isaiah react? Do you think he was reacting to the sound of their voices, the words they were saying, or something else? Note what he says at the end of verse 5.…

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This Week’s Continued Bible Study-12.6.15

Spend Less Warm-Up Question: What is an unusual gift you have received that you wanted to re-gift? Main Point: Our hope is in God so we are less dependent on money or other things for security. Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-13 Observation and Interpretation Questions: Read Isaiah 55:1. In your own words, describe what the invitation in this verse is saying. As you look at verse 2, what does it mean to you to “incline your ear” to God? What is the “rich food” that we delight ourselves in, in this sense? What does it mean to “delight ourselves” in this food? What is the result?…

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This Week’s Continued Bible-11.22.15

Servant Leadership Warm-Up Question: Tell about a time when you were covered “head to toe” in something yucky!  How long did it last and what did it take to get cleaned up? Main Point: Jesus leads by serving so we too might serve! Scripture: John 13:1-17   Observation and Interpretation Questions: Read verses 1-5. What are the events that led up to Jesus washing the disciples feet according to John 13:1-5.  What do you think the room looked like? What do you think it means that Jesus loved his own to the end (verse 1)? What does that mean to you personally?…

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