Continued Bible Experience

Growth Groups Weekly Bible Study – 5.21.17

State of the Church Sunday
Theme: Where We Are– “…they were received by the church and the apostles and the elders; and they reported all things that God had done with them.”

Warm-Up Questions: Why is it important to take an assessment periodically? What is the best way to measure the health of a congregation?

Observation and Interpretation Questions: Worship
Read Psalm 66:16–20 What is the reason the Psalmist gives for getting together (verse 16)? How did the Psalmist approach God in his hour of need (verse 17)? Why is the Psalmist so confident that his prayer has been heard (verses 18-20)?…

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Growth Group Weekly Bible Study – 5.14.17

Love Can – Sunday #4
Theme: Love Can Do Anything – “Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.”

Warm-Up Questions: When did someone do something to you that really hurt? What works best to take crayon drawings off a wall?

Observation and Interpretation Questions: Read James 2:5-8 What do you notice in what James says about the poor in this world (verse 5)? Why does James say it is best not to cater to those who are rich (verses 6-7)? How might we go about implementing the royal law of love in our lives (verse 8)?…

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Growth Group Bible Weekly Bible Study – 4.30.17

Love Can Sunday #2
Theme: Love Can Unbind Us – “So if the Son sets you free, you will be really free.”
Warm-Up Questions: How did it fee when you were forgiven a debt that you owed? Why do we in America value our freedoms so much?

Observation and Interpretation Questions: Read Romans 8:1-3 What is the primary thing that Paul reminds his readers (verse 1)? What has the law of the life-giving Spirit done for us (verse 2)? What did God accomplish for us, that the law could not do (verse 3)?  Read Titus 2:11-15 Of what does Paul write to Titus to remind him of in particular (verse 11)?…

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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 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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