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January 21, 2018 |Jesus Changes Everything | Growth

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 4:26-29

Today: 

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What are the three biggest areas I would like to see growth in 2018?
  2. Where do I need to become more consistent in the growth I desire?
  3. Where do I need to be more patient with myself in the growth I desire?
  4. How does God’s timing play into the growth cycle for my areas?
  5. How can I implement more “input” goals rather than focus on results?

January 14, 2018 |Jesus Changes Everything | Light

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 4:21-25

Today: What are the major influences of our lives?

Jesus shines THROUGH us by shining IN us first. Turn the lights on!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. How would the world be different if there was no light?
  2. What is light in this parable? How does the light shine into our lives?
  3. How do we unintentionally or intentionally hide the light in our lives?
  4. What happens if we don’t make Jesus’ teaching prominent in our lives?
  5. How can we give Jesus’ teaching a platform in our lives for influence?

January 7, 2018 |Jesus Changes Everything | Good Soil

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 4:1-20

Today: What threatens our relationship with God?

Make room!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What is the Word? Why do you think Jesus compares it to seed?
  2. Which threat do you relate to in your relationship with Jesus the most? 
  3. How can you make room to give God’s Word space to work in your life?
  4. What does “applying” God’s Word mean? How does it help us grow?
  5. Why are soil conditions a matter of lifelong evaluation & recalibration?

Today: What I want to see God do in my life in 2018.

The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9?

God will establish our steps!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

1. Why do our lives need intentional reflection & recalibration?

2. How does a spiritual discipline like fasting help us to recalibrate?

3. Have you ever tried fasting? How did it go? What could make it better?

4. What are some “baby steps” you will take to see growth in 2018?

5. How do you believe God will establish your steps in 2018?

Today: What does love do?  Matthew 1:18-25

LOVE shows up!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. Who has been the most loving person in your life? Why?
  2. How has the way they loved you influenced the way you love others?
  3. How did their physical presence in your life make a difference?
  4. How does Jesus “showing up” reveal the loving heart of the Father?
  5. How can we make room for Jesus to “show up” in our lives in 2018? 

Today: Because Christ has come to us, we can live every day in the joy of the Lord. Praise to His name!

Our JOY is in Jesus Christ!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What gives you joy? What steals your joy? What influences your joy?
  2. How does the quality of your relationships impact your joy?
  3. Is Christmas a joyful or a difficult season for you? Why?
  4. Why is the news of Jesus’ birth supposed to give you to all people?
  5. How can our relationship with God bring joy to our lives?

Today: Special Christmas Program featuring our youth.

Our PEACE is in Jesus Christ!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. Do you have a sense of peace in your life? Why or why not?
  2. Is your relationship with God in good standing? What is holding it back?
  3. How are y0ur relationships with your family, friends, and co-workers?
  4. Why is the peace that Jesus offers different than the world’s definition?
  5. How can you experience God’s peace in your life this Christmas season?

Today: He is our hope, today and forever! 2 Corinthians 1:20

Our HOPE is in Jesus Christ!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What is your hope this Christmas season for yourself and your family?
  2. How does hearing the stories of God working in others give us hope?
  3. Why is the gift of Jesus a reason to hope? How does Christ offer hope?
  4. How did the coming of Christ change everything for humanity?
  5. In what ways can we help share hope with others this season?

Series : Generous followers of Jesus SHARE him.

Today: How does COMMUNITY shape how we share Jesus with people?

Grow together!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. How does community work for you? Which communities matter most?
  2. How do you decide your level of commitment to your communities?
  3. How does she share Jesus with her community? How do they respond?
  4. How does her experience with Jesus create a “new” community?
  5. Why are “Jesus communities” important for people who follow Jesus?

Series : Generous followers of Jesus SHARE him.

Today: How does WHOLENESS shape how we share Jesus with people?

Go Deeper!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What are the obstalces to speaking to the deeper needs of people?
  2. Is Orange County a shallow or deep water place to live? Why/Why not?
  3. How does Jesus speak to the deeper needs of this woman?
  4. How do we create space in our connections with people to go deeper? The next generation?
  5. How do we create space with our church family to go deeper?