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Group Discussion - Recognizing Jesus in the Law

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Recognizing Jesus in the Law How does the story of Moses point to Jesus? Read Galatians 3:19-22.  Logan shared that a primary purpose of the Mosaic law was to demonstrate our inability to keep it, revealing our need for God's grace.  How does the law reveal our need for Jesus? Why...

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Group Discussion - Recognizing Jesus as Supreme

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Because Jesus is first, your life only makes sense when you put Jesus First  Scripture: Colossians 1:15-20 Discussion: This passage emphasizes that Jesus is supreme. When we pick off the toppings we don't like from a supreme pizza, it ceases to be a supreme pizza.  Many of us try...

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Group Discussion - Love Forgives

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Jesus has created a new covenant community of forgiven forgivers.

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Group Discussion - Love Prays

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Practicing confession and prayer will determine whether the sun is rising or setting in your story. James 5:13-20 Discussion: How does whether we see the sun as rising or setting on the church and on our own life impact how we live? James invites us into the flow of God's love and power by...

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Group Discussion - Love Speaks the Truth

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If we are going to grow up in Christ, we need a steady diet of truth and love. Read Ephesians 4:11-16 Discussion Questions In Ephesians 4:11-16 Paul connects 'speaking the truth in love' to growing up in maturity, no longer being tossed about by every wind.  How does having truth...

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Love Weeps

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Love Weeps Read Romans 12:15 Discussion Questions Do you struggle more with celebrating others' successes or grieving their losses? Why do you think that is? Why are we uncomfortable with grief? How does our own shame hinder our ability to weep with those who weep? How does the image of...

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Love Bears Burdens

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You can't fix anyone, but you can point them to the One who can. Read Galatians 5:25-6:5 Discussion Questions: Share about the best or worst experience you've had moving or helping someone move. Read 1 John 4:7-10.  John defines true love as ACTIVE and SACRIFICIAL.  Love is more...

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Love Encourages

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In a world where it's easy to tear others down, love builds others up. Read Hebrews 10:23-25 Discussion Questions: Just like kids playing soccer, we all need people cheering for us to keep going and not give up. Who is someone who has encouraged you in your faith?   In Hebrews...

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Group Discussion - Love Honors

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Shame robs your identity, Jesus restores your identity, true community reminds you of your identity. Read Romans 12:10 Discussion Questions: Have you ever been in a situation where you needed ID but didn't have it? What happened? Sometimes we forget our true identity in Christ and we need...

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Group Discussion - Love Serves

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Love serves when life stinks. Read John 13:1-34 Discussion Questions: When was there a time in your life when someone serving you through prayer, meeting a need, etc. made a big difference? Christlike love is more than a feeling - it is active, tangible, unconditional.  Why does this...

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