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Group Discussion: Gospel-Driven Community

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A healthy person and a healthy community is one that does the diligent work of rooting out what is not healthy and cultivating what is healthy. Scripture: Acts 2:42-47, 1 Peter 5:1-5 Discussion: Matt shared about mesquite trees and cactus overtaking his family's ranch.  Just because...

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Group Discussion - 4 Nameless Men

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Scripture: Mark 2:1-12 Discussion: Mark 2:1-12 tells about something amazing. What's something amazing you have seen God do lately? Encourage the group with the story! Why do you think the paralyzed man's 4 friends are nameless in this story? Chris Liebrum made some great observations...

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Group Discussion: Gospel-Driven

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Every family has a story, and at the center of our story is the good news of King Jesus. Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Discussion: Matt referenced the show This is Us. What is a movie, show, book or story that has drawn you in? Why do we love a good story? While This is Us is a...

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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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