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Groups questions for the week of 6/26/16

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Icebreaker: What is a favorite excuse that you have used (now or in the past) to get out of doing work you don’t want to do?

  • Read Luke 9:51-56. Verse 51 says that Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. What do you think it mean that he went “resolutely”? What do you think was the reason behind it? What was Jesus’ mission? How do his actions in this passage demonstrate his mission?
  • Read Luke 9:57-62. Why do think the men in this passage wanted to follow Jesus? What kept them from doing so? Instead of backing off of the requirements necessary to follow him, Jesus seems to actually raise the stakes here. Why do you think he does this?
  • What are some excuses people use today for not following Jesus? What does Jesus require of those how follow him? How can we demonstrate that we meet these requirements?
  • How can we pray for each other?

06/26/16 – Luke: Jesus Is On The Move

Luke: Following Jesus

Speaker: Jason Deuman
Text: Luke 9:51-62
Big Idea: Following Jesus requires commitment to Jesus and his mission
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Luke: Following Jesus

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We are starting a new mini-series in the Gospel of Luke on Sunday. The tone of the book shifts as Jesus begins to make his way to Jerusalem for the last time before his crucifixion. As we strive to follow Jesus today we will be encouraged to have gospel centered urgency.

Groups Questions for the Week of 6/19/16

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  • Icebreaker: What is one thing that you dreamed of being great at when you were a kid?
  • Read Luke 9:37-45.  What feeling is behind Jesus’ words in v. 41?  After Jesus heals the boy, what does he teach his disciples?  What is the significance of that teaching?
  • Read Luke 9:46-50.  How are the disciples gauging “greatness” here?  How does Jesus define greatness?  What is John concerned about in v. 49?  What does that desire show about his outlook and character?
  • Using Jesus’ definition of greatness, what would greatness look like in your life today?  What is standing in the way of you living like that?  How would you be rewarded for that greatness?
  • How can we pray for each other?

Groups Questions for the week of 6/13/16

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  • Icebreaker: When was the last time you said something that you regretted?
    • Read Luke 9:18-27.  Why would Jesus be interested in this kind of opinion poll (v. 18)?  Why does he ask the follow-up question (v. 20)?  Why do you think Jesus did not want his disciples to tell anyone that he was the Messiah?
    • What does it mean specifically to you to: a.) deny yourself, b.) take up your cross daily,  c.) follow Christ, and d.) lose your life?
    • Read Luke 9:28-36. Why would Jesus take these three disciples to this event?  Why did Peter misunderstand it? What lesson is God teaching here? How did Peter misunderstand the lesson?
    • When it comes to listening to Jesus, what kinds of problems do you run into?
    • How can we pray for each other?

06/12/16 – Luke: Seeing Jesus for Who He Is

Luke: Rescue Mission

Speaker: Jason Deuman
Text: Luke 9:18-36
Big Idea: Our confession leads us to better understanding of Jesus and our lives.

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