Continued Bible Experience

Growth Group Weekly Bible Study – 3.26.17

  Fourth Sunday in Lent   Theme: God’s Will & My Suffering – “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
Warm-Up Questions: Why do you think people spend so much to avoid pain in their lives? What is the greatest physical test you have had to endure? Observation and Interpretation Questions: Read 1 Peter 2: 19 -25 What might Peter mean about bearing up under unjust suffering (verse 19)? How did Peter explain the difference between the two kinds of suffering (verse 20)?…

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Growth Group Weekly Bible Study – 3.19.17

  Third Sunday in Lent
Theme: God’s Will & My Expectations – “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,” says the LORD, “thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Warm-Up Questions: Why do you think people are so interested in knowing the future? What was the biggest thing you ever planned that never happened? Observation and Interpretation Questions: Read Romans 9: 6-13, Genesis 16: 1-4, 15-16 What might Paul mean about being Israel and not being of Israel (Romans 9: 6-7)? How did Abraham show that he had lost sight of God’s promise (Genesis 16: 1-4, 15-16)?…

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Growth Group Bible Studies – 3.12.17

  Second Sunday in Lent
Theme: God’s Will, Not My Will – “Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…”
Warm-Up Questions: When did you ever have to give up something you really cared about? What is the purpose of a YIELD sign on the highway? Observation and Interpretation Questions: Read Matthew 26: 31-35 How many of the disciples did Jesus say would be scattered (verse 31)? What did Jesus promise the disciples would later take place (verse 32)? How does Peter contradict Jesus’ previous statement (verse 33)? What does Jesus tell Peter that he will do before the rooster crows (verse 34)?…

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Growth Group Bible Studies – 3.5.17

First Sunday in Lent
Theme: God’s Free Gift – “Through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.” Warm-Up Questions: When were you ever caught doing something wrong, but got off? What is the best gift you ever received, other than at Christmas?
Observation and Interpretation Questions: Read Romans 5: 12-19 What does Paul say about sin in the world before the Ten Commandments (verses 12-14)? How does the free gift of God differ from the offense of Adam (verses 15-16)? Why does Paul say about the effect of the free gift of grace (verse 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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