Continued Bible Experience

Growth Groups Weekly Bible Study

Pentecost Sunday – #3
Theme: Pentecost – “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Warm-Up Questions:  What is it that distinguishes different ethnic groups from each another? What are some things cattle brands were designed to accomplish?

Observation and Interpretation Questions:
Read Deuteronomy 15: 12- 17 What were Israelites instructed to do with their fellow slaves (verse 12)? How were they instructed to treat them when they sent them off (verses 13-15)? What were they to do if the slave desired to stay on as a bondservant (verses 16-17)?…

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Growth Group Weekly Bible Studies – 6.11.17

  Pentecost Sunday – #2
Theme:  Pentecost – “By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God.” Warm-Up Questions:  What distinguishes the major religions in the world today? What is the strangest religious practice you are aware of?

Observation and Interpretation Questions:
Read John 14: 25-28 What did Jesus say He would do after He was no longer in the world (verses 25-26)? Why does Jesus tell us not to be afraid or troubled (verse 27)? How might knowing that Jesus is with the Father comfort our hearts (verse 28)?…

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Growth Group Bible Studies – 6.11.17

Pentecost Sunday – #2
Theme: Pentecost – “By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God.” Warm-Up Questions: What distinguishes the major religions in the world today? What is the strangest religious practice you are aware of?

Observation and Interpretation Questions:
Read John 14: 25-28 What did Jesus say He would do after He was no longer in the world (verses 25-26)? Why does Jesus tell us not to be afraid or troubled (verse 27)? How might knowing that Jesus is with the Father comfort our hearts (verse 28)?…

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Growth Group Weekly Bible Study – 6.4.17

Pentecost Sunday – #1
Theme: Pentecost – “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come … they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues.”

Warm-Up Questions: How many languages are you fluent in, besides English? What is one time you tried to communicate in a foreign country?

Observation and Interpretation Questions: Read Acts 2:1–4 What was true of the disciples on the Jewish Day of Pentecost (verse 1)? How does Luke describe what took place next (verse 2)? What was the strangest thing that happened next (verse 3)? How did the recipients act because of what had taken place (verse 4)?…

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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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