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Today: How do we respond to Las Vegas?

What does this mean for my life and our church?

May God grant you the courage to live with transforming HOPE.

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

1. How close to home is Las Vegas for you? Who can we pray for?

2. Why doesn’t God just end all the evil right now? How does grace factor?

3. What does sharing our faith have to do with tragedies like Las Vegas?

4. How can we comfort those deeply impacted from tragedies like this?

5. How does living courageous lives, not in fear, stand up to evil?

 

Series : Generous followers of Jesus SHARE him.

Today: What would you do if you lost your child?

God is willing to leave the found to find the _____.

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. How and where did Jesus find you? Did the church embrace you?
  2. What does this story reveal about the heart of the shepherd?
  3. Who is Jesus looking for in your circles? Work? Family? Neighborhood?
  4. Why is spiritual community a safeguard against the dangers of isolation?
  5. How can the church be a place of rejoicing when the lost are found?

Series : Generous followers of Jesus SHARE him.

Today: Why does God use us to share Jesus with others?

God invites me to go fishing because he wants to catch ME.

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What has Jesus done in your life? Who knows the details?
  2. What keeps us from sharing our Jesus story with others?
  3. How does sharing Jesus with others increase my own faith?
  4. How can we share Jesus with our community? The next generation?
  5. What are ways that I can share Jesus with people?

Today: What is the MOST important thing Jesus said?

 We are a local church with a global vision to lead people into a GROWING relationship with Jesus!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What is Jesus’ definition of “discipleship?”
  2. What impact DID Jesus’ last words have on his followers? Today?
  3. In what ways can you incorporate prayer for global missions in your life?
  4. Is it important for churches to support foreign missions? Why/why not?
  5. Where could you serve with your family or grow group this month?

Today: What does God think about diversity?

What does this mean for my life and our church?

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What are a few things you admire about another culture or people?
  2. What are the kinds of values that are important in any culture?
  3. Why is the church so segregated if Heaven will include such diversity?
  4. How does salvation unite us and the mission of God bring us together?
  5. What can we do to live out “throne-room theology” in our church?

Today: What does God say about sex?

How can I apply this to my life?

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. How does society portray sex? How has it impacted your views?
  2. How does the church portray sex? How has it impacted your views?
  3. What does Jesus say God created sex for in the life of a marriage?
  4. What are healthy boundaries for sex? Why are they important?
  5. How does God restore people who have experienced sexual abuse?

Today: What does God say about technology?

How can I APPLY this to my life?

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, and yourself.

  1. Where has technology benefited / not benefitted our lives?
  2. Do you have boundaries in place for social media? What are they?
  3. What would people believe about God and you from your social media?
  4. How do “the greatest commandments” shape this conversation?
  5. How can you be more “present” with people and God this week?

Today: How do we speak in a polarized society?

Acknowledge dignity.

Practice wisdom.

Don’t forget the Gospel.

Offenses reveal opportunities!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What are the “elephants in the room” the church needs to address?
  2. How has social media helped/hurt civil conversation in our society?
  3. Why are “manners” so important in reflecting the “imago dei” of people?
  4. Will all people embrace Jesus’ message if we reflect his love for people?
  5. Where do you see offenses being opportunities for Jesus to heal?

VBS Sunday: “Kids Matter”

Today: What did we teach kids this week?

  1. God made you.
  2. God is for you.
  3. God is always with you.
  4. God will always love you.
  5. God made you for a purpose.

Mt. 19:13-15 & Mk.10:15 – Kids matter to Jesus!

What can kids teach us?

Kids get it.  How can we “receive the Kingdom of God like a child?”

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. Does society/church value children/youth? Why/why not?
  2. Why does Jesus’ attitude towards kids create push back in his disciples?
  3. What is the greatest lesson you have learned from a child/teenager?
  4. How can we learn from the faith of children in the church today?
  5. How can we get out of Jesus’ way in reaching kids in our community?