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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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Group Discussion - Confused

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In denying myself, I make space for One who is greater than me. Scripture: Luke 9 What are ways that God is confusing or perplexing? What are some lessons that you find yourself having to learn over and over again? Read Luke 9:23-24.  How would the disciples have felt when they first...

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Group Discussion - Broken Vessels

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Jesus rescues both the rigid and the rebellious Scripture: Luke 7:36-50 Discussion: What types of interactions make you feel insecure? How are Simon the Pharisee and the sinful woman different? These two seemingly opposite people may be more alike than it at first seems.  Both...

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Group Discussion - Kingdom Language

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Because Jesus has ushered in a new day, we can live today in a new way. Scripture: Luke 6:20-49 Discussion: Have you ever had an awkward experience trying to communicate in a different language? How is learning the kingdom life kind of like learning a new language?   Are...

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Group Discussion - Walking Paradox

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Jesus is bigger than our boxes!

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Group Discussion - Jesus Shows Up at Work

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 Stay faithful when your net is empty. Stay humble when your net is full. Scripture: Luke 5:1-11 Discussion: Even though we live in an age of scientific and technological advancement, people continue to have a thirst for spiritual meaning. Why? U2 sings, 'I still haven't...

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Group Discussion - Good News of the Kingdom

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Jesus Preaches the Life Transforming Message that God is King Here and Now. Scripture: Luke 4:42-44, Luke 4:21-37, 4:38-41, 5:12-16, 5:27-32 Discussion: What makes hypocrisy in others so disappointing and upsetting? In what ways do you struggle with hypocrisy? Jesus does NOT struggle...

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Group Discussion - Good News for Troubled People

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Jesus brings good news for troubled people and troubling news for good people. Scripture: Luke 4:14-30 Discussion: What is your most awkward church moment? What does it mean that Jesus brings good news for the troubled and troubling news for the 'good'? Everyone was praising Jesus...

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Group Discussion - Tested

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Jesus' life is characterized by one ultimate foundation and one ultimate destination. Scripture: Luke 3:21-22, Luke 4:1-13 Discussion: We talked a lot about affirmation on Sunday. Godly affirmation is not just saying nice things... it is seeing God at work in someone and pointing it...

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