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Text: Genesis 4:1-16

Today: How do I honor God with my relationships?

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

  1. When in my life have my relationships been the most life-giving?
  2. What are the factors that have made those relationships life-giving?
  3. How does my relationship with God impact my relationships?
  4. How can I recalibrate my relationship with God and others this year?
  5. Who is God calling me to invest in relationship with this year?

Text: Luke 10:38-42

Today: How do I fit everything in?

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

  1. Am I more relational or task oriented? How do I prioritize in my life?
  2. How does “sitting at the feet of Jesus” help us prioritize correctly?
  3. Why do we need to be intentional about reflection and recalibration?
  4. How does a spiritual discipline like fasting help us to recalibrate?
  5. What are my own hopes for this season of 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting?

A gift of Love. Pastor Jordan Hansen with special guest Ian Stevenson, Executive Director, Trellis

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

  1. Who has been the most loving person in my life? Why?
  2. How has the way they loved me influenced the way I love others?
  3. How did they show up and engage in my life to make a difference?
  4. Why do we need to receive God’s love to give love with lasting impact?
  5. How can we engage our community so they know the love of God too?

(There is no video of today’s service due to copyright laws for the songs that were played during the choir and dance performances.)

The Gift of Joy

Pastor Jordan Hansen with special guest performances by Dance 4 Joy Ministries and our annual Kid’s Christmas Choir.

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

  1. Is Christmas a joyful or a difficult season for me? Why/why not?
  2. How do I define joy? How is my definition connected to Christmas?
  3. Why is the news of Jesus‘ birth supposed to give joy to all people?
  4. How does connecting joy to salvation re-frame our definition of joy?
  5. How can we remind ourselves of the “joy of our salvation” this season?

A message of Peace

Pastor Jordan Hansen with special guest, Judy Lamborn, CEO of Open Gate International.

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

  1. How “messy” is my life right now? What is God up to in the midst of it?
  2. Is it realistic to think God will eliminate all conflict from our lives?
  3. Why is the peace that Jesus offers different than the world’s definition?
  4. How can I experience forgiveness and wholeness this Christmas season?
  5. How can I help someone experience God’s peace this Christmas season?

Special guests Teen Challenge

Our HOPE is in Jesus Christ!

 

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

  1. What is your hope this Christmas season for yourself and your family?
  2. How does hearing the stories of God working in others give us hope?
  3. Why is the gift of Jesus a reason to hope? How does Christ offer hope?
  4. How did the coming of Christ change everything for humanity?
  5. In what ways can we help share the gift of hope with others this season?

Jesus Changes Everything | The Money Trap

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 12:41-44

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

  1. What has God given me? How has God shown me generosity?
  2. How important is money in our society? What about in my life?
  3. How does “sacrificial” generosity reveal and cultivate our trust in God?
  4. Where in my life is it a “sacrifice” to give time, talent, or treasure?
  5. What giving goals have I set up in my life to grow in my trust of God?

Jesus Changes Everything | The Superficial Trap

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 12:28-40

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

  1. Does society focus more on outward appearance or the heart? Why?
  2. In what ways does “the church” focus on outward appearance?
  3. How do Jesus’ comments bring the conversation back to the heart?
  4. Why do humans so easily “drift” from what we know to be true and good?
  5. What disciplines can or do you practice that prevent you from “drifting?”

Jesus Changes Everything | The Knowledge Trap

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 12:18-27

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

  1. When in my life has my incorrect thinking caused me harm?
  2. Where in my own faith do I have more questions than answers?
  3. How have I un/intentionally allowed these questions to trap ME?
  4. What do I know is true of Jesus in these questions? How can he help?
  5. What is one way I can trust Jesus to correct my theology/thinking?