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Discussion Questions: The Heart of the Matter

The Big Idea In the context of relationships, especially in marriage, our true desires will often be revealed. Your heart is where your treasure is. Reflect on the questions below. Tell about a time when God asked you to trust him and how you grew through that experience. Discussion Questions 1. What do I love so much, that I'm willing to sin to get it? 2. What do I fe...

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Discussion Questions: Ecclesiastes 4:7-12

Scripture Galatians 5:16-26 The Big Idea As with all seasons of life, dating presentsuniquestruggles andopportunities.As we seek to honor the Lord and keep in step with His Spirit, we must submit ourselves to Jesus and His word, and live in the context of biblical community for the support we need. Discussion Questions 1. Describe a time when someone helped you during...

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Discussion Questions: 1 Corinthians 7:25-35

Scripture 1 Corinthians 7:25-35 The Big Idea In 1 Corinthians, Paul speaks to people in different stages of life and reminds the church that single-minded pursuit of Jesus is a good thing. Regardless of our particular stage in life, there will be unique struggles, as well as opportunities. Discussion Questions 1. What does 'undivided devotion' look like in your stage ...

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Discussion Questions: Galatians 6:1-5

Scripture Galatians 6:1-5The Big Idea Galatians 6 gives us a vision for a church where people are honest about their brokenness. A community where humility is met with gentleness and care so that true restoration takes place. The church is the family of God that should be aware of, care about, and seek to assist one another as we face various sins and struggle. Discussi...

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Sermon Questions: 2 John 1:7-13

Week 2: 2 John 7-13 1. What constitutes a deceiver? How do you distinguish between a deceiver and the deceived or uninformed? In your experience, what are common ways people tend to be deceived? 2. What does the incarnation (the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh) show me about God? What does it show me about me? 3. Why is the incarnation such a central point of Christ...

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Sermon Questions: 2 John 1-6

Week 1: 2 John 1-6 1. Read Colossians 1:9-10. How is the truth informing the way that you walk?When was a time that the scriptures informed a change in your obedience or behavior? 2. What, in your experience, makes it difficult to love another person?How does the gospel inform the way we love, even when it is difficult? 3. What is the relationship between truth and love?...

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Sermon Questions: Jonah 4:1-10

Week 5: Jonah 4:1-10 1. Why are Jonah's emotions so extreme? (Exceedingly displeased about God relenting and exceedingly pleased about the plant) What causes you to have extreme emotional responses? 2. An idol is something so central and essential to your life that if it were taken away, life would feel hardly worth living? What is that thing in your life? How do we loos...

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Sermon Questions: Jonah 3:1-10

Week 4: Jonah 3:1-10 1. Look at Exodus 3. Both Jonah and Moses are unqualified but are called by God to something far bigger than themselves. How do they compare? How do their stories and God's unchanging character comfort you?2. What does it look like to repent in this passage?3. How are the outward acts of the King of Nineveh a sign of the transformation happening in hi...

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Sermon Questions: Jonah 2:1-10

Week 3: Jonah 2:1-10 1. In times of distress, what are some things you often turn to instead of praying? What must we believe about God's character in order to turn to Him in the midst of sin and rebellion? 2. How does Jonah's prayer resemble some of the Psalms? (Psalm 3; 139; 118) 3. How does Jonah view God while he is in the belly of the fish? How does he view himself...

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Sermon Questions: Jonah 1:4-17

Week 2: Jonah 1:4-17 1. What characteristics and attributes of God do you see in the passage? 2. What do you learn about Jonah? In what ways do you identify with him? 3. Compare and contrast Jonah's response to the Lord and the sailors' response to the Lord. How do you relate to each? 4. How do we distinguish between storms of our own making and storms as a result of l...

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Sermon Questions: Jonah 1:1-3

Week 1: Jonah 1:1-3 1. Do you read this story as a fable or as truth?Do you believe God actually has the power to command the storm, the sea, a fish, a plant, a worm, a city? 2. What is something you feel clear that God has called you to?How do you hear and know the Word of the Lord? 3. Jonah headed for Tarshish in his disobedience. Where do you run from God in your di...

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