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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 - 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 - 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 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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Group Discussion - Surprising Grace

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Unwrap the gift of God's troubling, surprising, overcoming grace found in Christ alone. Scripture: Luke 1:26-48 Discussion: Gabriel calls Mary 'favored one' (Luke 1:26-30). In other words, the angel is saying that God's favor has been bestowed upon Mary. Mary was troubled by this...

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Group Discussion - The Promise

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Advent means God's own joy and gladness have broken into this world, just as He promised. Scripture: Luke 1:5-25 Discussion: Do you get competitive when you play games? Have a funny story about that?   Icebreaker Suggestion: Have different people act out Zechariah in the...

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