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Group Discussion - ReFocus

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Life comes into focus when we focus on Jesus. Read Colossians 3:1-4 Discussion Questions: Matt shared about how distorted his vision was before he got glasses in the 3rd grade.  He couldn't see but didn't know he couldn't see.  When has there been a time your spiritual vision was...

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Group Discussion - The Story Continues

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God's Big story Continues to Move Forward Through His Spirit Empowered People.  Read Acts 28:30-31 Discussion Questions: Did you ever run track or cross country? What did you love or hate about it? Paul is passionately concerned with 'passing the baton' to others.  How is the...

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Where to from here?

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Trinity Family, Last Sunday evening, in an effort to conform more closely to the Scripture and to move toward even greater health and effectiveness, the church voted to adopt new bylaws.  We are moving to a model of church governance called elder-led congregationalism.  Elder-led...

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Group Discussion - Relationship

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We weren't designed to do life alone - and thankfully we don't have to! Read Acts 2:42-47 Discussion Questions: What are common stereotypes about church? Where do these come from? Name the cultural characteristics of a healthy church found in Acts 2:42. How do these differ from common...

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Group Discussion - Gospel

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Every Believer Can Impact the World by Sharing the Savior's Story in the Power of the Spirit.   Acts 2:14-41 In the mid 1800s Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis shared the good news that childbed fever could be eradicated if doctors washed their hands.  This good news was rejected.  Why do...

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Group Discussion - Ascended

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The Ascension means the King is Victorious, The King is Available, The King is Returning Read Acts 1:6-11 Discussion Questions: Share a time when '2 worlds collided' in your life.  Whether work and school, family and church, social media and work, etc.   How do the different...

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Group Discussion - The Sequel

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God's big story continues to unfold through the Risen King's Spirit empowered people. Read Acts 1:1-11 Discussion Questions: What's your favorite movie sequel? Least favorite? A good sequel has continuity with the original but moves the story forward in fresh and unexpected ways.  How...

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Group Discussion - Fools for Christ

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Because Jesus has made a fool out of evil, evil has lost its power to make a fool out of you. Scripture: Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 Discussion: Have you ever been part of a good April Fools' day prank?  What was it?   While light-hearted pranks can be funny, most of...

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Group Discussion - Recklessly Extravagant

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The recklessly extravagant love of God is the deepest hope for the rebel AND the religious. Scripture: Luke 15 Discussion Questions: Read Luke 15:1-2.  The irreligious and sinful are drawn to Jesus. Why? What does this reveal about Jesus? The religious grumble. Why? Prodigal means...

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Group Discussion - Teach Us To Pray

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True Prayer Reveres God, is Rooted in Scripture, and Results in Mission. Luke 11:1-4 Discussion Questions: When it comes to prayer, what is your biggest challenge or obstacle? In Luke 11:1, one of the disciples asks Jesus, 'teach us to pray.'  Asking Jesus to teach us to pray is a great...

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