Continued Bible Experience

Growth Groups Weekly Bible Study – 7.9.17

“Come Backs” – #6
Theme:  God’s Complete Forgiveness–“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the                                                                      forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace”

Warm-Up Questions:  When did you have to “make something right” when you were a child? Who is it that comes to mind when you think of forgiving someone?

Observation and Interpretation Questions:
Read Psalm 130: 1-8 What does the Psalmist pray to the LORD for (verses 1-2)? Why does he say that he is confident even though he has sinned (verses 3-4)? What are you encouraged to do as you wait for the LORD (verses 5-6)?…

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Growth Groups Weekly Bible Study – 7.2.17

    Come Backs – #5
Theme:  God’s Supreme Power–“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. ”

Warm-Up Questions:  When did you try to make something entirely without the instructions? Who is the strongest person you ever came in contact with?

Observation and Interpretation Questions:
Read Joshua 3: 1-8, 14-17 Where did the children of Israel find themselves in their journey (verse 1)? What do you think went through the peoples’ minds as they waited (verses 2-5)? What might the priests have thought hearing Joshua’s commands (verses 6-8)?  …

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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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This Week’s Continued Bible Study-10.16.15

The Truths of Cheerful Giving Warm-Up Question: Tell about a time when you received an expected financial or material gift “out of the blue” and it was just what you needed.  Give some details to the events around your story. Main Point: Christians give cheerfully because God abundantly supplies what is needed. Sermon Topic: Cheerful Giving Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6-12 Observation and Interpretation Questions: Read 2 Corinthians 6:6-7. -Describe what it means to you to sow sparingly and then reap sparingly. What does that look like in your life? -What does it mean to you to sow generously and then reap generously?…

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